Bài mẫu chủ đề “Describe a book that you enjoyed reading because you had to think a lot”
Describe a book that enjoyed reading because you had to think a lot.
You should say:
What this book was
Why you decided to read it
What reading this book made you think about
And explain why you enjoyed reading this book.
I am going to talk about “Wonder”, the book that left me with lots of thoughts and emotions after I finished it.
I don’t remember exactly when but there was one time my favorite Youtuber said that “Wonder” was the most engaging book she had ever read. Not long after that, I decided to purchase the book online. And she was right, when I finished “Wonder”, I could not stop thinking about how it inspired and refreshed me.
“Wonder” tells an incredibly moving and inspiring story of a little boy named August, who was born with an extreme facial deformity. When August turned 10, he decided to attend school for the first time. During his school days, though August was harassed and mocked for his “alien” look, he was still lucky enough to have some nice friends. Things got worse when August and his schoolmates went camping for three days. On the second night, August encountered a group of older kids who tried to bully him. Luckily, he was rescued by three boys who were usually mean to him at school. After this incident, August and his friends won a special award for their courage and kindness.
“Wonder” is truly a fast-moving and gripping book that I could hardly put it down. All I could feel after reading this story was the sense of love and goodness. I was also infused with inspiration and appreciation for good things and kind people. I think I would always remember this saying: “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind”.
Từ vựng cần lưu ý
Engaging (a): lôi cuốn
Moving (a): cảm động
Facial deformity (n): biến dạng khuôn mặt
Harass (v): làm nhục, quấy rối, bắt nạt
Mock (v): nhạo báng, chế giễu
Alien (a): lạ (gây sợ hãi), khó chấp nhận
Courage (n): lòng dũng cảm
Put the book down: (sách) (quá hay) không thể đặt xuống, ngừng đọc
Gripping (a): (sách) rất hấp dẫn, lôi cuốn
Infuse A into B / B with A: truyền B cho A, làm cho A cảm thấy có B (ví dụ, làm cho ai đó cảm thấy có nhiều động lực: infuse someone with motivation)
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
Topic 1: Children and Reading
1. What are the most popular types of children’s books in your country?
I guess it is fairy tales. I think this is because children are particularly interested in magic or a quest with twists and turns. By reading fairy tales, children can use their imagination to visit some wonderlands that they can never really go to. And you know, most of the children in my country listen to a fairy tale before their bedtime. When I was a kid, I did the same thing too. I was so in love with the detail when the fairy turned Cinderella into a gorgeous princess in a stunning white gown.
2. What are the benefits of parents reading books to their children?
One thing for sure is that this would be a great head start for children to improve their reading habit later in life. They may imitate how their parents read a book and later form a reading habit on their own. I also think this is a great way to help strengthen the family bond. There will be nothing better than spending the night time with your little one, reading books together after working so hard for the whole day.
3. Should parents always let children choose the books they read?
Children should be given chances to choose the book they read, but not always. We must admit the fact that children seem to read more when they can read what they want. This is a good way to encourage children to read because they do not see reading as a chore. But parents play a crucial role in sorting out what book content is suitable for their children. Kids are easily attracted by books with lively and colorful covers, but sometimes those books are not suitable for them to read at a young age.
Topic 2: Electronic Books
1. How popular are electronic books in your country?
I can see that this new kind of book is gaining great popularity in Vietnam. And I think there is no surprise when this trend is growing more and more these days. Electronic books are super convenient as they can be carried with us almost anywhere. As long as the device is connected to the Internet, we can search for any book that we want to read. Even some good books are available online for free.
2. What are the advantages of parents reading electronic books (compared to printed books)?
The first thing that crosses my mind is that reading electronic books will sound much more interesting to children than the printed ones. As you know, kids always have great curiosity about technology. So, this can somehow attract their attention and encourage them to read more. Also, for babies, they might find fun in tearing papers into pieces. But with electronic books, there is no chance for them to do so.
3. Will electronic books ever completely replace printed books in the future?
Why not? I mean, we are living in the digital era, so everything will soon be operated technologically. Electronic books come with countless advantages. How can we store millions of pieces of writing in papers? But we can do so with the help of electronic books. Besides, there are many special features available on electronic books like zooming in or zooming out letters. One amazing feature that I am totally into is the built-in dictionary. It is never easier to look up the meaning of words when you are reading at the same time. So, I think paper books will be replaced soon.
Từ vựng cần lưu ý:
Wonderland (n): vùng đất thần tiên
Stunning (a): lộng lẫy
Head start (n): khởi đầu
Strengthen the family bond: thắt chặt tình cảm gia đình
Chore (n): nhiệm vụ, công việc bắt buộc
Sort out (v): chọn lọc, phân loại
Gain great popularity: được yêu thích nhiều hơn
Tear papers into pieces: xé giấy thành từng mảnh nhỏ
The digital era: thời đại kỹ thuật số
Built-in (a): tích hợp, có sẵn
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