Talk about a book you recently read | IELTS speaking practice

Talk about a novel or a book that you have read recently. Please say

– what book you read

– what it was about

– how this book made you feel

Sample response

I recently read the Malayalam novel xxxxx. It tells the story of a young woman who has been waiting for a man she met eleven years ago. She teaches at a boarding school in Nainital. This story takes place in the 1960s and eleven summers before that she met a guy while he was in Nainital on a holiday. The two become friends and that friendship grows into love. One fine morning he leaves promising to return. Unfortunately, he doesn’t. She hears nothing from him in eleven years, but she doesn’t give up hope. Every summer as tourists begin to arrive in Nainital, she starts searching for her man in every crowd. The novelist does not explain what happened to the man or if he will return. However, a few situations in the novel lead us to the assumption that he is dead. It is a brilliant novel with a touching story. It is one of the best love stories I have ever read. While reading the novel it is hard not to feel sorry for the female protagonist. At the same time the hero is portrayed in such a way that the reader can’t hate him or question his loyalty to the woman. I enjoy love stories especially the ones that deal with unrequited love. Several scenes in this novel made my eyes misty.

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