A story/ novel interests you – IELTS Cue Card Sample 47
Describe a story or a novel that was particularly interesting to you
You should say:
- What the story/novel is
- What it is about
- Why you find it interesting
I would like to talk about my favorite classic novel called The Godfather, which is written by a well-known Italian author, Mario Puzo. I came across this novel when I was trying to find a dictionary at a bookstore. It was published in hard-cover version and there was a colourful illustration on the front which caught my eye.
At first, although I was not much impressed by the novel’s preview, I still bought it and started to read the story right after getting home. Surprisingly, the more I read “The Godfather”, the more it appealed to me. This novel told the story of an Italian imaginary character named Vito Corleone, who was a mafia boss in America after World War I. What attracted me in this story was the way the author described Vito’s tricks to survive in a chaotic society.
Thanks to this novel, I learned a lot about the course of American history in that lawless period. After finishing this book, I read some more novels by Mario Puzo and they were all fascinating. I realize that reading books is a good way to gain knowledge; therefore, everyone should get into the habit of reading.
- Classic:Accepted as being one of the best or most important of its type.
Eg: The story of Romeo and Juliet is a classic tale of love and revenge.
- Come across: To meet or find somebody or something by chance.
Eg: Yesterday, I came across some old photographs in a drawer.
- Hard-cover: With a stiff cover that does not bend.
Eg: The hard-cover version of the book is expensive, so I am waiting for the paperback version to be published.
- Caught my eye: Attracted my attention.
Eg: As I looked at the shop window, a dark blue jacket caught my eye.
- Right after: Immediately after.
Eg: Yesterday, I spoke to the teacher right after the class.
- Appeal to: Attract or interest someone.
Eg: The company‟s new website is designed to appeal to people of all ages.
- Chaotic:Confused and without any order.
Eg: At busy times, the traffic situation is chaotic in New York.
- Lawless: Where laws do not exist or are not obeyed.
Eg: Chicago was known as a lawless city, controlled by gangsters and the mafia.
- Fascinating: Very interesting.
Eg: She has written a fascinating book about the history of crime in America.
- Get into the habit of: Do something regularly, so that you do it almost without thinking.
Eg: My sister has got into the habit of turning on the TV when she arrives home.
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