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Describe a story or a novel IELTS cue card

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Describe a story or a novel that was particularly interesting to you

In this article, IELTS Game will add number 41 IELTS cue card 2019 – 2020 sample on the series of IELTS cue card sample with band 9.0 model answers with follow up questions that will help you in your IELTS test preparation.

This cue card is related to “Story description” topic and asking you to “Describe a story or a novel that was particularly interesting to you. and asking some questions related to this topic.

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Describe a story or a novel IELTS cue card
Describe a story or a novel that was particularly interesting to you

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

Band 9.0 Sample Answer.

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.

USEFUL VOCABULARY & EXPRESSIONS.

Here are some useful vocabulary and expressions you can use to Describe a story or a novel that was particularly interesting to you IELTS Cue Card.

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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