Reading Books: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer
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Reading books is a favourite pastime among people of all generations. Unfortunately, nowadays, with the advent of audiobooks and electronic devices that lets you read ebooks, the popularity of books is lessening. Yet, as books and reading books are recurrent topics in IELTS Speaking, here are some Part 1 questions for you to practise for your speaking exam.
Speaking Part 1
1 Do you like reading?
Yes, I’m definitely a bibliophile (a person who loves to read)! I believe that books are a way to not only escape, but also gain more knowledge. By the same token, people who read tend to have a richer vocabulary and a higher level of general knowledge, so they tend to have more to talk about, and are thus more interesting.
2 Do you read electronic book ?
Definitely yes. I’m a real sucker for e-books as they are portable. I often download my favorite books and copy them to my smartphones or Ipads and when I’m on the bus in other public places, I will take my hi-tech devices out and start to read right on my phone.
3 What kind of books do you like to read?
I love reading anything that falls under literary fiction. By this I mean authors like Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen and Haruki Murakami. I can’t get enough of Kafka on the shore!
4 What was your favorite book as a child?
I remember being very fond of a book called “My Sister’s Keeper”. I recall that it was the story of two sisters, one of which needed a kidney transplant. Although the sister was initially apprehensive (scared; nervous) to do so, she ended up donating a kidney to her sister and saving her.
5 Have you lent books to other?
At times, I reckon. My friends and t are avid readers and would love to exchange books with one another. So, I often lend my books, mostly English books to my besties and get in return some comic books to read in my free time.
6 Have you borrowed books from others?
As I have said, I have a circle of friends who are bookworms! which means I’m in the habit of borrowing some comic books from my friends to while away the time during days off or just to catch up on things in the Manga world.
7 Do you read professional books ?
At the moment, I’m getting bogged down with work! so I can’t manage decent time for reading books related to my major field of study, but in the past during my university years, I had to say I was a bookworm, and purchased books every week to enhance my expertise.
- Bibliophile: a person who loves to read
Eg: Mr. Roy is a bibliophile
- Apprehensive: scared; nervous
Eg: She is apprehensive about talking on the stage
- Bookworms: One who loves books
Eg: Piya calls her sister a bookworm
- Enhance: intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of.
Eg: Grease enhances the metal to work smoothly
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