Dinesh Pandiyan

updated on 13-01-2023


IELTS Speaking Part 1 Books


In the IELTS Speaking test part 1 Books, you will likely introduce yourself to the examiner and then he or she will ask several questions on topics related to books. The duration of IELTS speaking part 1 books test will be 4-5 minutes. You will also deal with general questions on familiar topics such as home, family, work, studies and interests.  To enhance your speaking skills, we have provided 15 questions with answers for this IELTS speaking part 1 with vocabulary that will help you to answer well.

Books IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions With Answer

1.Do you like reading?

Yes, I’m definitely a bibliophile. I believe that books are the best source for gaining more knowledge. People who read regularly tend to have a more affluent vocabulary and a higher level of general knowledge, therefore, they have more to discuss and are more engaging to listen to.

2.Do you read e-books?

The answer is yes without a doubt. Because of their portability, electronic books are a huge temptation for me. When I'm walking or moving on a means of public transport, I like to pull out my smartphone and read one of my favourite books right there.

3.What kind of books do you like to read?

I love reading anything that falls under Self-help and Biographies. I mean authors like Jay Shetty, James Clear and Joseph Murphy. I can’t get enough of The Power of your Subconscious Mind!

4.What was your favourite book as a child?

I remember being very fond of a book called “Atomic Habits”. Using a four-step process, Atomic Habits demonstrates how even seemingly insignificant adjustments to your daily routine may have a profoundly positive impact over time.

5.Have you lent books to others?

I do think that sometimes. Friends of mine who share my love of reading and are always looking to make book trades. In return for comic books, my closest comrades frequently borrow my books to read in my spare time.

6.Have you borrowed books from others?

As I've already mentioned, many of my closest friends are avid readers. Because of this, I frequently borrow books from friends in order to pass the time on days off or while waiting for a connection when I need to catch up on my reading.

7.Do you read professional books?

In the past during my university years, I had to say I was a bookworm and purchased programming and computer-related books every week to enhance my expertise in that field. Right now, I'm in over my head with work so it is not possible for me to read professional books now.

8.What type of books do children read nowadays? 

Young people today read a lot more books, both nonfiction and fiction. When it comes to reading such things, they find that reading them online is more convenient than publishing them.

9.Do Indian people do enough reading?

It stands to reason that young people would be more interested in reading than watching television if they were more informed about current events. So, they read about Bollywood and the film business to learn more about A-list actors and actresses, as well as sports and, in my opinion, the newspaper more than anything else.

10.What can be done to encourage the habit of reading among children?

Writing interesting stories is essential for encouraging children to read. In order to get them to read at night, you'll need to convince them of its importance. They will pick up new vocabulary and perfect their sentence structure most efficiently while reading the novel. They can play out dramatic scenarios by taking on the roles of protagonists and antagonists. This will allow them to broaden their horizons in terms of language.

11.How does reading help a child?

Reading helps a child a lot in developing an understanding of the English Language. In addition to being a fun way to relieve tension and foster creativity. Reading is great practice for kids of all ages.

12.How much should a child read every day?

A child should read at least one story a day and according to me the best time would be before going to bed. They can read magazines or bedtime stories. Thus, they can develop strong reading habits.

13.What kind of people like reading and what kind of people don't like reading very much?

In my opinion, there is no single correct response to this. Some people's love of books begins in early childhood, while others discover this enthusiasm when reading an engaging book. People who enjoy reading come from all demographics and social classes. However, some people aren't interested in reading since they think it's uninteresting.

14.Why is it boring for some people to read books?

In my opinion, when people start with books or subjects they are not inquisitive, and it tends to get boring sometimes for people to continue reading such books.

15.What are the mental benefits of reading books on a regular basis? 

Reading every day is a great habit in my opinion. Reading on a regular basis has been linked to a longer life expectancy, better memory and focus, and the formation of new neural connections in the brain.

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IELTS Speaking Vocabulary for Books

1.Bibliophile - A person who loves to read
Eg:  I am a bibliophile and I cannot help but buy books whenever I see them.

2.Affluent - Having a lot of money
Eg: He is from an affluent family because they are wealthy and prosperous.

3.Temptation - A feeling that you want to do something 
Eg: I am tempted to eat the whole cake by myself.

4.Insignificant - Of little value or importance
Eg: I feel insignificant when I am around my friends because they are all successful.

5.Profoundly - Showing great knowledge
Eg: I was profoundly moved by his speech.

6.Comrades - Friends
Eg: I miss my comrades from the war.

7.Avid - Very enthusiastic about something
Eg: I am an avid reader of self-help books.

8.Enhance - To improve something or to make something look better
Eg: The view from the mountain was enhanced by the beautiful sunset.

9.Expertise - A high level of special knowledge or skill 
Eg: I have expertise in computer programming.

10.Fiction - Stories or novels which describe events and people that are not real
Eg: I love reading fiction because it takes me to different worlds.

11.Convenient - Not causing difficulty
Eg: I find it very convenient to live close to my job.

12.Publishing - To be printed and sold
Eg: I am interested in publishing my work.

13.Essential - That you must have or do
Eg: It seemed to him essential to see his girlfriend.

14.Antagonists - A person who is strongly against somebody 
Eg: The two antagonists in the play constantly fought with each other.

15.Tension - The condition of not being able to relax because you are worried or nervous 
Eg: She was feeling a lot of tension in her knees.

16.Foster - To encourage the development of Ideas 
Eg: I foster kittens from the local animal shelter.

17.Enthusiasm - A strong feeling of excitement 
Eg: I am so enthusiastic about learning how to cook.

18.Demographics - Statistical data relating to the population and particular groups within it.
Eg: The demographics of India are changing.

19.Inquisitive - Too interested in finding out about what other people are doing or Curiousity
Eg: She had an inquisitive look on her face.

20.Life Expectancy - The number of years a person can expect to live 
Eg: The average life expectancy in India is about 60 years.

Also, check other IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics 


I hope the sample answers given for the IELTS Speaking Part 1 Books are useful for you to create new sentences in your head. Now that you have the answers and vocabulary, you may use them as a starting point to practice constructing your own.


About Author Dinesh Pandiyan

Dinesh is a highly experienced content writer who specializes in language proficiency tests like IELTS, GRE, PTE, TOEFL, and study abroad. He provides valuable insights and tips to students on various modules of these tests, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. His articles are well-researched, informative, and engaging, offering practical guidance to students looking to succeed in their academic pursuits. Additionally, Dinesh has coordinated with IELTS trainers to prepare test preparation materials, guides, practice tests, and mock tests, and worked closely with counsellors for study abroad consultancy, providing guidance on choosing the right institution, preparing for interviews, and writing effective statements of purpose (SOP) and letters of recommendation (LOR). Students can benefit from Dinesh's comprehensive knowledge and experience by checking out his articles.

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