A story/ novel interests you – IELTS Cue Card Sample 47

IELTS Cue Card Sample 47 By IELTS Material
IELTS Cue Card Sample 47 By IELTS Material

IELTS Cue Card for IELTS Speaking Part 2:

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: [adjective] accepted as being one of the best or most important of its type. Example: The story of Romeo and Juliet is a classic tale of love and revenge.
come across: [phrasal verb] to meet or find somebody or something by chance. Example: Yesterday, I came across some old photographs in a drawer.
hard-cover: [adjective] with a stiff cover which does not bend. Example: The hard-cover version of the book is expensive, so I am waiting for the paperback version to be published.
caught my eye: [expression] attracted my attention. Example: As I looked at the shop window, a dark blue jacket caught my eye.
right after: [adverb] immediately after. Example: Yesterday, I spoke to the teacher right after the class.
appeal to: [phrasal verb] attract or interest someone. Example: The company‟s new website is designed to appeal to people of all ages.
chaotic: [adjective] confused and without any order. Example: At busy times, the traffic situation is chaotic in New York.
lawless: [adjective] where laws do not exist or are not obeyed. Example: Chicago was known as a lawless city, controlled by gangsters and the mafia.
fascinating: [adjective] very interesting. Example: She has written a fascinating book about the history of crime in America.
get into the habit of: [expression] do something regularly, so that you do it almost without thinking. Example: My sister has got into the habit of turning on the TV when she arrives home.

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