Video: 8+ IELTS Vocabulary about Books

Today you’ll learn 8+ IELTS vocabulary about books to use on the Speaking Exam.8 ielts vocabulary books

You could be asked about books on any part of the IELTS Speaking test.

In Part 1 you might hear, “Do you enjoy reading books?”

In Part 2, you may have to describe your favorite book. (I’ll do that in my next video!)

In Part 3, you could be asked, “Do adults in your country have a habit of reading?”

 

 

8+ Book Vocabulary:

A real page-turner– a book you read quickly because it is so good

Gripping– exciting story that grabs your attention

Spine-tingling– very scary

Poignant– very sad/touching

A tear-jerker– something that makes you cry

 

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Genres of fiction books (similar to movies/TV)- horror, sci-fi, romance, crime fiction

Non-fiction books– biographies, memoirs, true-crime

It’s set in…dystopian future (post-apocalyptic, dark world), idyllic English countryside

A twist– a surprising change in the story

Spawn/inspire a movie (franchise)

I see myself a bit in the character of…

Like an old friend– you know the book extremely well

Tale– story

Tome– huge, very long book

Please note that much of today’s vocabulary could be used to describe any story– books, movies, or TV shows.

Choose 3-4 of today’s phrases to add to your vocabulary notebooks!

Above all, reading is a vital habit to develop to help you in all facets of the IELTS Exam.

How would you use today’s vocabulary?

Leave us your example sentences in the comments section below!