In Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading IELTS Speaking cue card, you’ll be asked to speak about a book that you’d love to read. You should say:
|☑️ When you read it?|
☑️ What kind of book it is?
☑️ What it is about?
☑️ Explain why you think it is exciting?
NOTE – You have one minute to think about what you are going to say, then you’ll have to talk about the topic for one-to-two minutes. A paper and a pencil will be given so that you can make some notes if you wish.
For easier understanding, I’ve divided this IELTS Speaking Cue Card Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading into three parts– Introduction, Questions, and Conclusion.
Introducing an exciting book
A good book is undoubtedly the best companion of a man – both in sad times and joyful moments. So today, I’d take this opportunity to talk about a sensational piece of literature that I found gratifying. Basically, I am a Bibliophile so I always keep a nice collection of books. However, “Who moved my cheese” is my most favourite.
When you read it?
Actually, last month, I was quite frustrated with my annual performance review at the company. So a friend suggested me to read this book and introspect. I read just one chapter and I was hooked. Though, It took me a whole week to read and re-read the book for in-depth understanding.
What kind of book it is?
The book is a great creation of Dr Spencer Johnson. It is a motivational business fable – the kind of books that you read when you seek motivation for success in both personal and professional life.
What it is about?
“Who Moved My Cheese” is a simple parable that reveals profound truths. It is the amusing and enlightening story of four characters (two mice ‘Sniff’ & ‘Scurry’ and two humans ‘Hem’ & ‘Haw’) who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy.
Actually, the word *Cheese* used in the book is a metaphor for what you want in life; for example a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind; and the *maze* is where you look for what you want, perhaps the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in.
In the story, the cheese keeps moving and the characters are faced with unexpected change in their search for the cheese. The whole story is about change management, and the very core message of the book is: things constantly change so we must adapt.!
Explain why you think it is exciting?
The book is exciting in every facet. Firstly, the story resonates with the life of any ordinary man. Secondly, it has right amount of details – not so many as to overflow the book, but just enough for you to imagine the rest.
In the end, I’d just like to tell you that.. A great book leave us with many experiences; That’s the thing about books. They let us travel the world without moving our feet!
Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions that could be asked in Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading cue card:
Do you prefer books or movies?
Well.. I prefer to engage with books more than movies. HANDS DOWN! Though, they both come from the same family but have completely different flavours. A book is also a journey of self-discovery where you can picture yourself in someone else’s life, letting you delve deep into the shadows and emotions of another world, allowing you to experience what the author prepared for you. Whereas, movies don’t involve so much of imagination.
Do you think it is important to read the book before watching the movie version of it?
No, not really! Some movie adaptations are so brilliant that they don’t feel the need of reading books. For instance, I’ve never read any George RR Martin’s creations to be honest.. but still I enjoyed GOT.
Do boys and girls like the same kinds of books?
I am afraid, I disagree! Both boys and girls are two ends of a thread pointing towards opposite direction. Boys most likely read sci-fi, action based literature, while on the other hand, girls tend to read romantic books or fashion magazines.
What kind of books do Indian people like to read?
Indians, at large, prefer to read mythological books. This is because, India is dominated by cultural and religious value and the population is driven by spiritual principles. However, I’ve seen that with more and more western influence, people are now leaning towards global literature.
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