Part-1 书籍 Books/Reading

IELTS Speaking topic: 书籍 Books

Do you like reading books? Why or why not?

Yes, I’m really into reading because I believe that reading can be both entertaining and educational. Reading broadens my knowledge by opening up the whole world to me. While I’m reading, I can be visiting another country or a different time period, or travelling through space. I can find out how people solve problems or think up new ideas.

What (kinds of) books do you like to read?

Oh, it’s a tough question, or it should be more of what books I don’t read. I have a really open mind to books and what genre they are. Classic literature, novel, autobiography, historical story…whatever.

Did you read much when you were a child?

Yes, I remember when I was a kid, I’d like to take some historical books from my father’s bookshelf, and read the historical stories, which were really entertaining and educational to me. As a result, I’m very familiar with our Chinese ancient history.

What (kinds of) books did you like reading when you were a child?

Do (young) children like reading books?

It’s kind of hard to say but young children that I know around me tend to read fairy tales to cultivate their mental development, but maybe for others, they just want to watch TV and play toys.

For children, what do you think are the benefits of reading?

I remember as a child savoring and rereading my favorite books for the same reason. It made me happy.Reading is a child’s world for fueling their imaginations, while feeding their minds and spirits.

What do you think are the benefits of reading to children?

I believe if you want your children to be smart, they have to acquire a love for reading, which has numerous benefits. Reading opens the door to child’s early academic success, imparts a love of learning and leads to higher grades in every subject. Besides, reading can help children Improve linguistic skills in the form of a richer vocabulary, correct grammar, and more articulate oral communication. On top of that, books teach child about relationships, situations, personalities, and what is good and what is bad in the world he lives in.


How often do you read?

I’ve always loved reading, although these days it can be hard to find the time. If the weather is bad at the weekend, I love to curl up on the couch with a good book.There’s nothing better!

Do you have any books at home?

No, not many. I’m a very fast reader and, if I have enough free time, I can polish off a book in just a few days. For this reason, I like to borrow books from the local library or I sometimes buy them in secondhand shops or swap them with friends.

Do Chinese people do enough reading?

I think reading is very popular among older people. Younger people read too I guess, although these days it’s mostly on a computer or a smartphone.

Do Chinese people like to read?

Generally speaking,compared with western countries, the number of Chinese who do reading is far from satisfactory. Even a small percentage of people really love reading, the majority have less intention on it. I mean, they like radio or video better.

B)Yes, definitely. I often see people on the bus reading. Occasionally you see someone with a newspaper, although this is becoming quite rare. Lots of people are glued to their Smartphones, or I sometimes see people reading ebooks on one of those handheld devices.

What kind of people like reading and what kind of people don’t like reading very much?

Well,it is really a tough question for me. Please give me a second to organize my words. En, I don’t think there is a clear criterion to classify who likes reading and who doesn’t. In my eyes, it’s all up to their willing and interest.

B)I think all kinds of people enjoy reading, although perhaps some people don’t read as much as they would like to. At the end of a long day at work, it can be easier to collapse on the couch and watch a movie or something on TV. If you just read for short periods, it takes some time to remember where you got to when you pick the book up again, which can be frustrating.

Related (相关语料):

A book is an me. I read what I need to improvise, relief and know. All authors are sharing, whether it is their views, experiences or knowledge. Where ever I am at one moment in time, a certain book may be a companion, light, healer and inspiration. I am a book lover who respects generations of writers and I cherish each book according to it’s blessings.

When I was a young teenager, my favorite books were of the horror genre. I read just about every “Goosebumps” book, and then graduated to R.L. Stine’s series that was aimed at a slightly older audience – “Fear Street.” As an older teenager, I read Stephen King. Oddly, as an adult I read almost no books of the horror genre, although I still like a scary movie every once in a while!