Bài mẫu IELTS Speaking cho chủ đề: Describe an exciting book you read
You should say:
- What the book is and what it is about
- Why you read it
- Why you find it exciting
- Part 3 for this cue card is ‘Reading’
Câu trả lời 1:
The book that I read literally in one sitting was The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Frankly speaking, I decided to read it just because it was one of the most talked-about books at that moment which didn’t necessarily mean that the book was really worth reading. So I didn’t expect it to be really interesting. However, contrary to my expectations, it kept me glued until the last page.
Well, the action kicks off in modern-day Paris. Professor Robert Langdon is summoned to the Louvre to investigate a bizarre murder of the museum’s curator who (being a member of a secret organization) guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Fortunately, the curator finds the strength in his last moments to arrange his body in the shape of famous artwork and leave a series of codes around the building such as a pentagram and Fibonacci number sequence. So, Professor Langdon together with the victim’s granddaughter whose name is Sophie investigated this mysterious murder and try to decipher cryptic codes and puzzles with Da Vinci’s paintings. And, ‘yes’, the most important task they have is to uncover the mystery of the Holy Grail.
Being intricately layered with research and detail, this book nearly blew my mind. Whether or not Dan Brown intended to shake to foundations of mankind, in any case, he managed to undermine my views of religion, at least for some time. What’s more, I enjoyed codes and riddles. Although I was not spectacularly good at cracking them, they were so interesting that I couldn’t put down the book until I could barely keep my eyes open. Its was the most captivating novel I had ever read.
Câu trả lời 2:
The book that I read recently, and the one I’m going to read from time to time is The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason. Some time ago when I was in very serious debt, my friend passed me the book and said: ‘Read it. It will change your life’. And it did.
This book takes the form of stories from Babylonian citizens each covering an aspect of personal finance. And this format of presenting the rules of managing money makes them easy to comprehend for a layman like me.
The book offers simple yet indispensable tips on money management which were applied by Babylonians and which still hold true today. One of the biggest things this book teaches is that no matter how small or big your income is, you should keep 10% of it. Another useful piece of advice is that you should save at least 10% of your paycheck. And it’s very important to do so before you pay your bills and expenses. Doing so, you’re telling yourself that your future is the most important thing to you, not the cable company. Also, it says that you should control your expenses and avoid spending more than you earn. I understand that there is nothing groundbreaking in these tips, but usually, it’s really difficult to follow even these simple rules.
I think the book is absolutely fantastic as it really changed the way I view finances. And I’m going to read it again in the near future as I need a reminder to keep following a new routine and not to let bad habits rule my life again. Also, last time I might have missed some really important points because there was too much information to remember at a time. One last thing, I want to remind myself that fortune doesn’t depend on lady luck, but wise investment of my earnings.