Describe a writer you would like to meet – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a writer you would like to meet
You should say:
- Who the writer is
- What you know about this writer already
- What you would like to find out about him/her
I adore American novelist Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker, famously known as Alice Walker. She is a National Book Award winner for the novel The Color Purple.
Alice Walker was born in small Georgia in a rural town on February 9 in 1944. The Majority of her writing addresses the widespread racial and gender discrimination against people of colour. Alice Walker’s writings intrigue me much. The harshness and discrimination she describes in her story eloquently encapsulate the problems that women endure. Besides that, she had a very difficult life, and while growing up, she was accidentally blinded by one eye. The one fact that allures me about Alice Walker’s life is that despite the racial and gender prejudice that existed during Alice Walker’s period, her mother gave her a typewriter, allowing her to write and get educated instead of doing the chores. Some of her writings that I admire are The Color Purple, In Search of Our Mother’s Garden, The Temple of My Familiar.
If I get a chance to meet her, I would first like to tell her how much I admire her work. Her honesty and determination inspire me. I would also like to know more about her thoughts and opinions about the gender and racial discrimination that still exists in the 21st century. Moreover, I would also like to get some insights into her private life. Also, I would like to ask what motivates her to pick a topic and write about it in such detail. Lastly, I would like to know how she feels about her literary works and her favourite writer.
- Intrigue: arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
Eg: The movie was so brilliant that it could intrigue anyone.
- Encapsulate: express the essential features of something.
Eg: The first two lines of the song clearly encapsulates the romantic essence of nature.
- Endure: suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently.
Eg: Shefali cannot endure the noise of drums at all.
- Prejudice: preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Eg: Tushar has a prejudice against modern music.
- Harshness: the quality of being unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses.
Eg: Judith burst into tears, stung by the harshness of Tim’s words.
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