- 2018年09月06日18:50 来源：小站整理
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9月雅思口语新题已整装待发，躲不过的雅思口语考试，好在有小站雅思为你准备的这份备考大礼包，助力你的雅思口语。本期带来的part2话题是：最近在看的书，Describe a book you have recently read，范文仅供参考，考生们还请自行准备属于自己的话题素材，文末附思路点拨。
Describe a book you have recently read
You should say:
What type/kind of book it was What it was about
Where you read it
How you felt about the book?
One of the books that I have recently read is called At Home: A Short history of Private Life by an author called Bill Bryson. It is a thick, factual book about many different subjects. It is really a collection of information and anecdotes related to our private lives, past and present.
The book is mainly about things that have been included in our homes over the centuries. The author started out by wondering about the history of everything in his own home. As it is a factual book rather than a novel, it does not have a plot as such. Each chapter in the book covers the history of a particular room. For example, the chapter on the kitchen talks about the history of running water, electricity, gas cooking and so on. The chapter about the bathroom looks at the history of plumbing, sanitation and privacy. The book contains so much interesting information that I think I will have to read it again in order to take it all in.
As to the kind of people who would enjoy It, I think anybody who IS interested in history and enjoys learning lots of interesting facts would enjoy reading this book. It would also appeal to a busy person, as it is a good book to dip in and out of, because you don't have to follow a story, as you would with a novel. You can just take it chapter by chapter, or even page by page, as there is something to learn on every page. Each chapter is written like a story, even though it is a factual book, so it takes the reader to all sorts of unexpected places, and for me it was a real page-turner.
I like this book because I learned such a huge amount from it, which has made me look around my own home with different eyes and appreciate just how far we have come in a short space of time in terms of architecture, technology, lighting, comfort and many other things.
In your country, who would ask children to read, schools or parents? Do you prefer paper books or E-books?
Do you think printed books will continue to exist?
Do you think parents should continue reading?
What kind of books do children read?