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Ielts Speaking Model: A History Book - Part 2

Updated on June 14, 2013

Ielts Speaking Model: A History Book - Part 2

IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Below is a sample question and model answer for the topic ‘A history book’


Describe a book about history you recently read

You Should Say

What the name of the book is

When you read this book

What content it has

And explain how you feel about this book

Well there are not many books about history that would interest a student like me so I guess I can only talk about my high school textbook. For history class all of the students are given a history textbook and in my opinion they are really really boring. For me history is just about names and dates of people I don't care about and what they did. Also a lot of this book is about ancient history which is not really relevant to me. I’ll tell you a secret – I find my history teacher very boring, every class he just reads from this book or tell us to copy what he writes from the PPT.

This book is about 300 pages long and we are told to remember everything inside – my teacher is crazy. Even the cover of the book is blue and only has a picture of a map - boring The only thing I am fond of in this book is the part about modern history for example one lesson we read about the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. If you have been in China for a long time you will know our National day is October the first and this is because in 1949 Chairman Mao announced to the world about China’s new government and that is the beginning of the government we know today.

From my point of view this is much more meaningful to learn rather than the different kings and dynasties throughout Chinese history. However 80 percent of the book is about that.


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