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IELTS Cue Card # 222 - Describe a book you are currently reading

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a book you are currently reading.

You should say:

  •  what the book is about
  •  when you have started reading it
  •  how far you have read

and explain what you like about the book.


Model Answer 1:
I love reading different kinds of books, especially, when I am on holidays or vacation. Luckily, I am on a long holiday, and I am using it to read one of the best books I have ever read. The name of this book is “Where the Forest Meets the Stars”.

Written by Glendy Venderah, an American writer and also a renowned bird specialist, this domestic fiction was published in the year 2019. Since then, the book has received a lot of praise from its readers.

The book is about a post-graduate young lady, Joanna Teale, who had lost her mother to breast cancer, went back to do her research work at one of the universities in Illinois, USA.  There she throws herself into hard work from dawn to dusk until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child, who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.  When Joanna asked the mysterious child about herself, the child simply told her that her name was Ursa and that she had been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay—just until she learns more about Ursa’s past. Later on, Joanna decides to seek help from one of her neighbour called “Gabriel Nash”, to solve the mystery of the charming child, but things become more and more interesting.

Anyway, this is how far, probably midway through to the book, I have read since I started to read it only a couple of days ago.  But, I am sure, more mystery and interesting things are waiting for me ahead.

Anyway, I haven’t finished reading the book, and yet, I already like the fact that the book is written in simple words and phrases so that anybody can understand and enjoy reading it. The book also tries to show us that it is our duty to help any person in distress, whether she is our neighbour, or she is coming from a different world.  All in all, it has been a good read so far.


Sample Answer 2:
I have started reading the book "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen 2-3 weeks ago and got so busy with other stuff that I am yet to finish it.

This book was written by a very famous writer named Jane Austen and it was about the love and life of two sisters. This novel is best known as a work of romantic fiction of comedy and manners. I usually read books on my day off and at night after I return from my work.

I have been reading it for more than 2-3 weeks and have finished more than half of the book. Since I got busy with my work and exam, I had not been able to finish it yet. I usually read about one hour at night and sometimes more than an hour if I have a day off the next day.

The writing and narration of Jane Austen are incomparable. She is one of the most revered women writers who had a great charisma to depict society, people and culture of old England. This book represents such characters and I like the way the story was told. It vividly represents the good and bad manners and characteristics we have and then shows a perfect balance of those characteristics and morality. I am enjoying reading the book as much as I have enjoyed other novels by this famous writer.


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