Cue Card Sample

Describe a book you would like to write - Cue Card # 646

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

Describe a book you would like to write.

You should say:

  • what kind of book it would be
  • when you had the idea to write this book
  • what are your plans to finish it

and explain why you were motivated to write this book.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer 1:

After reading so much about the “so-called” LDC (least developed countries), the “developing countries” and the “developed countries” during my high school years, I have always wondered and asked myself as to what possibly could have caused such “inequalities”. My “curiosity” turned into my “concern” when I entered the university as a student of Business Administration almost 5 years ago. In fact, it was then that I decided to write a book on “man-made economic inequalities” after learning even more about it from the lecture of a notable economist in my country.

I plan to finish writing the book in the next 2 years as my busy life schedule wouldn’t exactly allow me to finish it any sooner. Besides, I need to conduct a lot of research works and studies to understand the difference between “man-made” causes and “natural” causes as far as economic inequality is concerned.

The book will also include a comprehensive comparison between the economic eras before the Industrial Revolution, stretching back to the period of the European Renaissance, and vice versa after the Industrial Revolution. Finally, and most importantly, the book will try to propose some practical solutions to the catastrophic economic inequalities in our world which are getting only worse by every passing day.

I got motivated to write this book as I became really concerned about the ongoing economic exploitation of one group over the others in the disguise of a “crony” capitalism and the free-market economy. The world was supposed to be a better place with so many technological advancements and so-called economic growth, but, the situation is quite the opposite in reality.

In fact, I became even more determined to write the book after learning that almost 800 million people go to bed hungry every night while millions of tons of foods are getting wasted by the rich and powerful every day. Besides, I have always wanted to help the poor and needy. So, if my book is a success story, I could surely donate the profits that I would have made from the sales of my book. So, just wish me luck!


Model Answer 2:

I have not given much thought about writing and publishing a book even though the concept of different books popped up in my mind once in a while. So, I would like to thank you for this intriguing topic that helps me search in my memory and think again about a type of book that I had wanted to write if I ever get a chance.

Well, I can recall that a book I aspire to write is a science fiction novel set in a distant future where humanity has colonized multiple planets across the galaxy. The story follows a diverse group of interstellar explorers who embark on a perilous journey to uncover the truth behind a mysterious anomaly threatening the stability of the universe.

The idea for this book sparked in my mind during my teenage years, fueled by my fascination with space exploration and the endless possibilities of the cosmos. As I delved deeper into the realms of science fiction literature and pondered the complexities of the universe, I felt compelled to create a narrative that would blend elements of adventure, intrigue, and philosophical exploration.

To bring this ambitious project to fruition, I have outlined a detailed plot, crafted intricate character profiles, and conducted extensive research on scientific concepts and technological advancements that will shape the backdrop of the story. Additionally, I have set specific writing goals and allocated dedicated time each day to work on the manuscript, aiming to achieve a completed draft within a realistic timeframe.

The motivation behind writing this book stems from my desire to inspire readers and ignite their imaginations with a captivating tale that transcends the boundaries of space and time. Through thought-provoking themes and immersive storytelling, I hope to provoke introspection, spark curiosity, and instil a sense of wonder about the mysteries of the universe. It would also help me materialise one of my hidden dreams that I guess I have forgotten. Seeing this book on hard cover would be one of the best experiences in my life - I believe.

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