IELTS speaking task Cue card # Describe a book that influenced you?

IELTS speaking task Cue card

Describe a book that influenced you?

  • What that book was?
  • How you first heard of the book?
  • What is the main story of the book?
  • Why this book is important?


The book /novel that had a major impact and developed my interest in reading is ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte. It was published in 1840s, (1847 to be precise).Though many readers thought of it as a disturbing and a novel full of contradictions, I personally enjoyed every detail of it.

There’s a popular saying that there’s no friend as loyal as a book. Being a person of impatient and restless nature, I had the habit of not completing any book I started reading. It was when a teacher of mine recommended us to read the ‘Wuthering Heights’ while she was discussing about the Bronte sisters and Jane Eyre at a seminar.

The book is about a powerful love story of Heathcliff and Catherine, but it is very different from a typical love story as it follows the self-destructive way of Heathcliff and his vengeful nature due to his unrequited love for Catherine. The subject of revenge, envy, gender inequality clashes between social classes predominate the book. The novel also incorporates gothic and supernatural elements like the appearances of ghosts. Moreover, physical violence and abuse are also present in most part of this book.

The reason why ‘Wuthering Heights’ plays such a significant role in my life is that firstly, it is written by a female writer during those days when it was considered unethical for a woman to pen down her thoughts especially when the novel is autobiographical. Secondly, after reading this book my perspective towards English literature changed completely and I developed a keen interest in reading as well.


  1. ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ was written by Robin Sharma in the late 1990s. It is a quite popular book among the youth of my country (India). In this book the author talks about different methods of achieving success in one’s life. It includes- cultivating one’s thoughts, being clear about one’s purpose in life, facing one’s fear, discipline and time management as a key to success. In the book, the author sells his mansion and Ferrari in order to head to the Himalayas to attain wisdom and knowledge.
  2. I Have A Dream’ is another Indian book authored by Rashmi Bansal in which the author illustrates the lives of twenty people who were social entrepreneurs. These people aimed to bring contentment and happiness in other’s lives. These social workers worked for the betterment of our society. It also shows that individual has the capacity to take up an issue and make this world a finer place to live in and highlights the power of determination.


  • CONTRADICTIONS– a combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another.
  • VENGEFUL– seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury.
  • UNETHICAL– not morally correct.
  • UNREQUITED– (for a feeling, especially love) not returned.


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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 – Television viewing for sports by country

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

Television viewing for sports by country
The table below shows the television viewing for sports by country, in millions for the current year. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

Country Tennis Golf Motor racing Athletics
Australia 6.2 4.5 3.6 2
U.K 6.6 2.9 6.2 4.5
USA 7 11.7 1.4 8.9
Canada 6 2.6 1.2 3.9

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Sample Answer

The table provides information about the television viewing figures for 4 different kinds of sports in 4 countries for the year 2018.

It can be clearly seen that tennis is a popular sport in all the listed countries. It has viewing figures of 6.2 million in Australia, 6.6 million in the U.K, 7 million and 6 million in the USA and Canada respectively. Motor racing has the least amount of viewership overall except in the UK. It is the second most viewed sport in the UK after tennis.

Looking at athletics, 8.9 million Americans watch this sport in comparison to only 2 million Australians. Figures in U.K and Canada are nearly two times higher than that recorded in Australia. Notably, golf has the highest amount of viewership among all 4 given sports. America has 11.7 million people who enjoy watching golf. Australia comes a distant second with 4.5 million viewers. In comparison, fewer people in U.K and Canada watch this sport, 2.9 million and 2.6 million consecutively.

Overall, it can be observed that golf is the most popular sport in the USA while tennis is the most-watched sport in the other listed countries. (193 words)

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IELTS Writing Task 2: The older you get, the more difficult life becomes

Writing Task 2

The older you get , the more difficult life becomes.


You should spend 40 minutes on this task. Write at least 250 words. Write about the following topic:
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.

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Sample Answer

Many people think that life becomes more difficult as we get older. But I believe, it entirely depends on our attitude that how we perceive life. There are different stages of life and all are full of hardships. The nature of difficulties in life may vary from time to time. Life is all about facing difficulties as we learn to grow amid challenging circumstances. As long as we live life with a positive attitude, we can fetch the best out of it.

During the initial stage of life, we have less responsibilities and more enjoyment. But we learn basic things like crawling and walking with the support of our parents. As life moves forward we get the pressure to perform well in studies but we also get the pleasure to enjoy with our friends. Problems related to career, marriage etc. start manifesting in adulthood. The level of needs and responsibilities increases with the increase in age. While facing problems at different stages of life, we realise our true potential and get the power to win over such obstacles by acquiring skills, knowledge, and wisdom.

Life certainly becomes tougher in older age as far as physical strength is concerned. The elderly indeed have certain health issues with low level of energy. However, some aspects of life may be simplified with age as we are left with limited duties and responsibilities to fulfil. We get more time to spend with our family and friends. Therefore, in a way life becomes easier in old age as we start accepting life with an open mind set.

To sum up, though life is difficult and full of ups and downs, it is still beautiful. Difficulties prevail throughout various stages of life, but it entirely depends on people how we handle them to lead a better life. By inculcating habit of saving and maintaining a healthy life style, we can make our life enjoyable. So, we can say that different stages of life have their own pro and cons.

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IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card # Describe a T.V. Series which you enjoy watching.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card

Describe a T.V. series which you enjoy watching.
• What the T.V. series is about?
• How often it is broadcast?
• Who acts in it?
• What interests you about it?


The T.V. Show which I’m currently obsessed with is ‘Lucifer. It’s an American T.V. Series that was first premiered on Fox in 2016. The Show is about the life of the protagonist, Lucifer, who after being dissatisfied to be the Lord of Hell, resigns from his throne against the wishes of his father (God) and starts residing on Earth. He settles down in Los Angeles, where he ends up running his own nightclub by the name Lux and also guided the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department)

Lucifer, which was first broadcasted in 2016, has 5 seasons in total holding 24 episodes each. The show is broadcasted in every six months. After Fox cancelled the series, Netfix authorized it. The fifth and the final season is released in 2019.

The main actors of this Series include Tom Ellis, D.B. Woodside, Lauren German who play the book adaption characters of The Sandman. Out of all the actors, Tom Ellis who plays the character of Lucifer is my favorite mainly due to his charming personality, humorous dialogues and British accent.

The thing that interests me the most about the entire series are the celestial activities that take place from time to time among the biblical characters. The demonic possessions and their connection with the lifestyle of L.A. draws my undivided attention. The best part is although it’s fictional, the unrealistic characters appears to be so real to the viewers. Each episode has a new murder mystery to solve where Lucifer, Chloe and Dan work together. The thing that appeals to me was the mysterious ending of each episode where I couldn’t resist myself from watching the next episode.


  1. The Kapil Sharma Show, a well-known family comedy show of India. The Show revolves around the Kapil Sharma and his team which includes renowned comedians of our country like Bharti Singh and Kiku Sharda. Many Bollywood celebrities appear as guest in this show in order to promote their upcoming movies.
  2. ‘Friends’ is a globally popular T.V. Show which has viewers of different age groups. The storyline goes around the personal and professional lives of six friends who reside in Manhattan, New York. The series casts my all-time favorite actress, Jenifer Aniston, who plays the role of Rachel in the Show.


  • Protagonist- the leading character of a movie or drama.
  • Celestial- belonging or related to heaven
  • Demonic- relating to demons or evil spirits

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