IELTS Cue Card # 175 – Describe a book you want to read in the future
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a book you want to read in the future.
You should say:
- what book it is
- when you plan to read it
- if you would like to read other books by the same author
and explain why you want to read this book.
Model Answer 1:
I have heard a lot about one of the legendary authors of all time, who is famously known as William Shakespeare, but, unfortunately, I am yet to read many of his books. Of course, it is not like I have read books of all famous writers in the world, but this gentleman deserves an extra bit of attention from all the book lovers around the world, simply because he is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist.
The book, I want to read by this author, is called The “Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, which is often shortened to Hamlet. The book is a tragedy, which was written by this legendary English poet, sometime between 1599 and 1601.
By the way, it also happens to be Shakespeare’s longest play with 30,557 words. And, the book tells about a revenge story, based on a popular legend, where the ghost of a murdered king comes to haunt the living with tragic consequences. Of course, in the story, the ghost doesn’t take the revenge himself, but rather he asks his own son, Hamlet, to avenge his murder by killing the new king, Hamlet’s uncle. Hamlet feigns madness, contemplates life and death, and seeks revenge. His uncle, fearing for his life, also devises plots to kill Hamlet. At the end of the story, a fight breaks out where the King, Queen, Hamlet’s opponent and Hamlet himself are all killed.
I am not only planning to read this particular book in the next few months but also another book called “The Merchant of Venice” by this same author.
Well, I want to read this book, mainly because I want to learn a little more about 16th century England and Europe as a whole. I want to read this book also because it is considered to be one of the greatest tragedies, ever written, as well as the greatest play of England’s national poet, who pretty much changed the landscape of English literature forever. Finally, I want to read this book also because it will further enrich my English language skills, I believe.
Model Answer 2:
The book I want to read in the future is “Fools Die” which was written by the famous author Mario Puzo. He is a highly acclaimed writer and widely known for his crime saga Godfather. I have read almost all of the books written by this talented author except 2 or 3, including “Fools Die”. The fiction novel “Fools Die” was first published in the year 1978 and the plot encircles the worlds of gambling, film industry and publishing.
I am yet to read this book mostly because this book was not available in the market and library when I wanted to borrow or buy it. Hopefully, I will read this book within a couple of months. First, I will try to get a paperback version of this book and if this is not possible, I will download a digital copy of it to read in on my ebook reader.
I would definitely read any other books I have not read written by the same author. Since the writer is not in this world anymore, we won’t have any new book written by him but I would like to read any book I have not read by this author if I have missed one that I am unaware of.
I have loved and thoroughly enjoyed all the books by this author, and he is a gifted storyteller who can easily keep readers awake till tale at night with his uncanny storytelling ability and mastery. Though I have not read this book ‘Fools Die’, I am sure it would be another great book that I would enjoy very much. I read the summary of this book and that seemed a very interesting story indeed. No other writer has been able to tell stories of Mafia families and the crime world like this writer did. His stories and characters are so profound that some people believe that he had had some contacts with the mafia and some of the stories must be real! The fiction novel “Fools Die” was first published in the year 1978 and the plot encircles the worlds of gambling, film industry and publishing.
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