IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 – Book

IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 – Book

IELTS Speaking Part 2
(Describe a book that you have read many times)

Difficulty: Average

Describe a book that you have read many times

You should say:

  • What the book is?
  • What is in this book?
  • How often have you read this book?
  • Why did you read it?
  • And explain what effect the book has on you

The book is titled “Journey to the West,” and it is a classic Chinese novel set in Ancient China. The story revolves around four characters, each with their own unique background, embarking on a journey to the West, as the title suggests. It’s an adventurous tale with many moral lessons.

The book contains various stories detailing the different adventures of these four characters. Throughout their journey, they learn the value of teamwork and despite their differences, they manage to come together as a team.

When we were young, this story was commonly read to us, and as we grew older, it became required reading to improve our reading skills. We read it multiple times at home and even in school. Personally, I cannot count how many times I have read this book.

As we got older, we started reading the unabridged version, which is a bit more mature. In any case, we continued reading it throughout our teenage years.

Besides being a good reading exercise, the story imparts valuable lessons to children, and parents can easily discuss these values based on the tales provided in the story.

Lastly, the impact of this book extends beyond just me; it has affected all of our people. As we learn similar things, we can reflect on the story’s lessons and apply them to how we treat each other in the community.


IELTS Speaking Part 3

1. What kinds of books do children like to read? Why?

Apart from story books with a lot of pictures, many children prefer to read novels or adventure books since they are unable to travel, but they can experience different places and adventures through these books. For example, storybooks like Grimm’s Fairy Tales provide good stories with plenty of pictures. Books like Harry Potter are also loved by kids because of the exciting adventures the main character experiences.

2. What can kids learn from books?

In addition to learning new vocabulary and grammar structures, children can learn valuable life lessons from the stories in books. For example, in fairy tales, kids can learn about honesty, independence, and the importance of friendship.

3. Do people prefer to read e-books or printed books in your country?

I cannot speak for everyone, but based on what I have observed, many people on the train read from their devices; hence, there is a large number of ebook readers. Perhaps this is because it is more convenient to have all the books in one storage compared to having too many physical books.

4. Do you think people need to develop the habit of reading? Why?

Yes, there are many people, especially young people, who prefer watching a lot of short videos instead of reading. Some people also neglect reading signs nowadays, so I think it is crucial to start reading again and make it a habit. I believe this decline in reading is partly due to excessive usage of social media, which discourages people from reading longer texts.

5. Do you think reading books can make people happier?

I am not entirely sure, but if people can read books they love, such as a book they have been eagerly waiting for, it can certainly bring them a certain degree of happiness.

6. Do you think e-books will make people read more? Why?

I don’t think there is a direct correlation between the abundance of ebooks and people’s reading habits. While ebooks provide easy access to a wide range of books, if people don’t have the time or interest to read, the availability of ebooks won’t necessarily increase their reading. The habit of reading depends more on personal motivation and time management.

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