IELTS Cue Card Latest Questions # Recent Book

In changing times, the number of people reading books has increased tremendously. We did shifted towards ebooks for a time but now we are back to the hard cover books, the ones that make us feel at home. So, this time we are going to a cue card that brings out the bibliophile in you.

Describe a book that you recently read. 

You should say :

  • what kind of book it is
  • what is it about
  • who do you think will enjoy it

also explain, why you liked it.

You are given one minute to prepare for the speech. In that one minute, the most important thing that you can do is take notes.


what kind of book it is?
based on real life situations. fiction novel.
name : gaban

what is it about?
a man who leaves his house when he is suspected of gaban or robbery from office.
deals with how his wife fights back to bring him back and help him get out of wrong deals done.
also talks of the ever changing life.

who do you think will enjoy it?

anyone who wants to know how life is in real.
how to deal with negative forces in life
how to stand up for the right

why you liked it?

it described well the ever changing nature of human
the importance of human relationship  portrayed well
importance of standing one’s ground in the changing world.


I do love reading books of all sorts and all languages. The most recent book that I read was a classic by Premchand, Gaban. It is a fiction novel which portrays the life of a man who in the fight for pretending someone in front of his wife lands up in trouble. The man is a middle income earning person but boasts off his wealth in front of his wife. Then he deals with all the problems that come with a higher income only with the less of amount of what he has. To deal with it, he once takes money from the office to pay off a debt and lands himself into gaban which means the act of stealing official money.

Once he realises it, he leaves the city he lives and finds solace in another place. Their living, hiding from everyone he is troubled because of his fears. It was then his wife who pays off the debts and come searching for him and shows him the right path. The novel strikes a chord in the life of people because it shows how if you do right, everything gets correct accordingly. Also, it talks about the changing relationships and people. So, I think anyone who wants to understand the difference between right and wrong or how to make sure you are doing the right thing, who definitely enjoy it. Understanding life is made so much simpler by Premchand.

Gaban is truly a classic and helped me understand the importance of being who you are in life.




judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.


literature in the form of prose, especially novels, that describes imaginary events and people.

boasts off

When you boast you are bragging about yourself and your accomplishments (or maybe those of your family), often to the boredom and annoyance of your audience.


comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness


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