IELTS Cue Card: An interesting story you have read or heard

An interesting story you have read or heard

IELTS Cue Card Question 64 With Model Answer: 

Describe an interesting story you’ve read or heard about recently.

You should say: 
  • what it was
  • when you read or heard it
  • From whom/ where you learned it
And explain what was special about the story.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
Due to my unstable nature, I did not have a close contact with literature or literary books and recently I have read the story of Romeo and Juliet.

I heard about the long before but could not manage time to read about it entirely. As a result, I did not have the right idea about Romeo and Juliet. The characters are the historic creation of British playwright, William Shakespeare. Basically, this is a drama and also found in the form of a storybook. It is a tragedy and tells the story of a young couple who had to die for their familial reasons. The plot source is controversial and it is anticipated that the plot is derived from an Italian tale or narrative poem with the name - The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet, published in the 15th century. 

In my summer vacation, I came to my grandparent’s house in Corsica and being the younger one I have no one to be with me as all of the relatives and cousins are my elders. So, I thought that I should keep attention on my studies and if I feel bored, I should go for a walk. During the second day walk on the island, I found the book in a second-hand bookselling store. It was the compilation of all the writings of Shakespeare and I bought the books at a reasonable cost. Then, instead of wandering on the roads, I started reading the book in my room allotted in the grandparent’s house. I did not feel interested in travelling across the island as I have visited it many times in my early childhood and preferred reading the stories of Shakespeare.    

I have heard about the story many times from many people but unfortunately, I did not feel any interest in reading the story. When I was in my senior high school, some of the students staged the drama based on the story, invited me with all others to enjoy the show, but even then I could not manage time to be there at the right time. When I had reached, the show was over. As a result, I actually could not read or watch the show. So, when I got the chance to read the book, I did not want to miss that.  

The story is about the brawl between Montague and Capulet family and the enmity is so stronger that the servants of the two families make quarrel whenever they get chances. In such a situation a young man and woman from the families fell in love and had to sacrifice their life due to a misunderstanding. I am surprised about the familial enmity over trifling issues and that continued for generations. It is truly pathetic and I am happy that those days are over. Currently, there are no such barriers regarding falling in love or getting married to a person of beyond own cast or creed.