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Animals/Pets: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer

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Updated On Jan 23, 2024

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The IELTS Speaking Module is designed to assess your English Language Speaking Skills. To ensure a good score in the IELTS Speaking Module, you must study and practice the common Speaking Question types. Below is a sample Speaking Module with responses. By studying the sample answers, you can have a reference to begin drafting your own Speaking section answers.

Speaking Part 1

Here is an audio of the sample answers given below. Please listen to it for more clarity on the Speaking Test.

1 What’s your favorite animal?

Hmm…..I would have to say whales. I’ve been fascinated by them ever since I was a child. There’s just something so majestic about them; maybe it has to do with (is related to) their size. Plus they’re highly intelligent and family-oriented creatures. It’s believed that they even have their own languages!

2 Do you like to see animals in the zoo?

Not really. Sure, it’s interesting to see them, but I also feel sad seeing them in cages. In my opinion, wild animals should not be in captivity (caged) unless they have some sort of injury. Actually, I think it’s a shame that humans feel the need to see nature so badly that they cage them and charge people to enter.

3 Do you keep a pet?

Not currently. I would like to, but I’m actually not allowed to because of my apartment regulations. Additionally, I live in a small studio apartment so it wouldn’t be the best environment for a pet, unless it were a cat or small animal. Moreover, I work full-time so I wouldn’t have a lot of time to tend to the pet.

4 Did you have a pet when you were young?

Yes, I did. My parents were both animal lovers (people who love animals) , so we always had a house full of pets. My first pet was a lizard named Charlie, then I had my very own black kitten named Pal. Although I played too hard with my pets and made them annoyed, I still got a lot of joy from them. Additionally, I also learned a sense of responsibility from a young age.

5 What pet will you have later?

Hmm. I think I want a dog and a cat. When I think about it more, I cannot imagine having a family without a dog for my children one day. I can envision them playing with a Golden Retriever or a Labrador retriever, as they have a friendly demeanor (way of being) . On the other hand, I’m more of a cat person (a person who prefers cats to dogs), so I would like to have one as well.  

6 If you raise children in the future, will you allow them to keep a pet?

Yes, for sure. I would like to make their dreams come true of having a pet, as many children want. Moreover, I feel a pet is a great addition to a family. Lastly, I think allowing them to have a pet is a good opportunity for them to begin to have a sense of responsibility when it comes to walking their pet, changing the litter box (the box where cats go to the bathroom) , feeding them, cleaning the cage, etc.

  • has to do with: is related to Eg:  This theory has nothing to do with Einstein’s laws.
  • in captivity: caged Eg: The animals are held in captivity
  • animal lovers: people who love animals Eg: My mother is an animal lover.
  • Demeanour: way of being Eg: Rahul’s  cool demeanour calmed her down
  • cat person: a person who prefers cats to dogs Eg: She is a cat person
  • litter box : the box where cats go to the bathroom Eg: Use the litter box for the cat

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IELTS Speaking Lesson about Wild Animals

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In IELTS Speaking, wild animals is a common topic and in this lesson we will discuss endangered animals , and how we can protect them.

We will look at essential vocabulary , idioms and popular debates.

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Ielts speaking vocabulary: protecting wild animals.

When talking about animals, many students make the following mistake:

Polar bear is in danger 😣

What it should be, is one of the following:

Polar bearS ARE in danger 😁
THE polar bear is in danger 😁

When talking about animals in general we should use either the singular with ‘THE’ or use the plural.

Here is some useful vocabulary you should know to help you talk confidently about this topic

Wildlife = animals living in the wild (in nature).  

To be extinct = to no longer exist  

The dodo was a flightless bird, but it is now extinct  

The following expressions mean something may become extinct in future:

  • To be in danger of extinction  
  • To be endangered
  • To be a threatened species  
  • To be a vulnerable species  

The following words mean to kill an animal  

  • To poach = to kill an animal illegally  
  • To hunt = to chase and kill an animal  
  • To slaughter = to kill livestock usually for food

Vocabulary connected to the environment

Ecosystem (n.) = a natural environment, where everything is connected.

A balanced ecosystem

To be out of balance

Killing animals can put the ecosystem out of balance

Habitat (n.) = living space of animals

The natural habitat

Species (n. singular and plural)

Population (n.)

The population of turtles is decreasing  

To live in the

  • wild (in nature)
  • wilderness  
  • rainforest  

IELTS Speaking lesson: Protecting wild animals - task

Which of the following animals are in danger?

Find out more here .

Click arrow to open/close answers All of them!

Endangered Animals

Tell me about a wild animal that is endangered and why it is in danger.

Write your answer in the comments below.

IELTS Listening: The importance of protecting wild animals

Listen to the passage in the video and answer this question  

  • Is the speaker for or against saving endangered animals?

Click arrow to open/close answers He is against saving wild animals.

Listen again and fill in the gaps with one word only.  

  • It is far too _____ to save endangered animals
  • The money is ________ spent saving humans
  • We are not ______ on Pandas, so there is no need to save them
  • When animals __________ it is just nature at work  
  • We shouldn’t ________ nature from taking its course

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Click arrow to open/close answers Answers: Note, you must write only one word, but there is more than one possible answer in some cases.

  • It is far too _ costly / expensive ____ to save endangered animals
  • The money is __better___ spent saving humans
  • We are not _ dependent / reliant _____ on Pandas, so there is no need to save them
  • When animals ___disappear______ it is just nature at work  
  • We shouldn’t ___stop_/ prevent ______ nature from taking its course

Listening Passage tape script is at bottom of the page

IELTS Speaking wild animals

How we can protect endangered animals

  • Build sanctuaries or zoos  
  • Set up conservations centres
  • Stop poaching and hunting  
  • Reduce deforestation  
  • Raise awareness of the issue (on social media)
  • Help the endangered animals to breed (=to reproduce )
  • Provide food and shelter  
  • Don’t interfere with / in their habitats  
  • Support a charity like WWF
  • Stop buying products that come from hunted animals  

Find out more about ways to protect threatened animals here:

https://www.endangered.org/15-ways-to-help-protect-endangered-species/

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Idioms to talk about wild animals

Like a bull in a china sho p = clumsy

To have the memory of a fish = short memory  

I feel like a fish out of water = don’t feel comfortable  

That’s another kettle of fish = something completely differen t  

I drink like a fish = too much (alcohol)

To wreak havoc = cause big problems (chaos)

Poaching is wreaking havoc with the ecosystem  

I don’t stand a chance = have no possibility / it’s very difficult

These animals don’t stand a chance, unless we protect them

To be on the brink of = on the edge of / not the verge of

Pandas are on the brink of extinction  

The elephant in the room = the obvious thing that nobody is talking about

Listening tape script

Should we protect wild animals?

The first reason not to bother with protecting some endangered species is the astronomical cost . Surely, there are better ways to spend those millions of pounds, such as education, hospitals, starvation and the like.

What’s more, some species like the wolf are a danger to humans, as well as the livestock we keep. Why should we save them? As for the cute panda, it’s not like we depend on them, surely it’s just a waste of money trying to rescue them from the brink of extinction. (The edge of extinction)

Let’s not forget as well, mass extinctions happen as a part of nature. Remember the dinosaurs? If the disappearance of certain species is a part of nature, why should we interfere?  

My Listening Passage was based on a text adapted from the BBC  

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150715-why-save-an-endangered-species

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Describe an Animal [IELTS Speaking]

Posted by David S. Wills | May 10, 2016 | IELTS Tips , Speaking | 0

Describe an Animal [IELTS Speaking]

In part 2 of the IELTS speaking test, you could be asked to describe many different things, from people to charites to places . You could even be asked to describe an animal .

In this lesson, I will show you how to do that by giving you some advice on interpreting the cue card, picking the right language, and then making effective notes in order to give a great answer. I will end this with my own sample band 9 answer, which you can hear in the following video:

The Cue Card: Describe an Animal

First of all, be aware that there are millions of potential IELTS cue cards because every topic could have a vast array of variations. You would not just be asked to “describe an animal” in each situation. It might be a certain type of animal: a pet , a wild animal, a cute animal, an animal you like, and so on. I have even covered a cue card before that asked you to describe an animal in your country . Thus, you have to read the cue card carefully.

Today, we will look at this cue card:

Describe your favourite animal. You should say – what it is – where it lives – what it eats and explain why you like it.

The important thing to consider here is that you must really like this animal. Even if you hate animals for some reason, you should at least pretend you like one. Pick something that you can describe easily, then explain why it is your favourite.

This might sound obvious, but in the pressure of an exam situation, people often make silly mistakes like changing their ideas halfway through the animal. You might, for example, start talking about a tiger but then later mention that your favourite animals are dogs. This would be a problem.

As for the bullet points, they are there to guide you and help you to talk for at least one minute. You don’t really have to answer all of these, but you should certainly try.

Vocabulary for Describing Animals

When it comes to describing animals for IELTS, there are of course many different words you could use and it’s better to think about one specific type or group of animals rather than just learning “animal vocabulary.” Think about it: would you use the same words to describe a blue whale, a cockroach, and a monkey? Not really.

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Instead, perhaps it is better to learn vocabulary in groups of words:

Obviously, this list could have gone on and on. However, as I mentioned before, your description will totally depend on the animal you want to describe.

One great way of learning vocabulary is to Google the animal you want to talk about, then pick some words from the links that pop up. Wikipedia is a great source, but any major website written by native speakers of English or professional English-language writers would work. For example:

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This website is run by Cornell University and is a great resource for bird vocabulary if you want to talk about birds. However, please note that in descriptions like this, whilst the words are useful, they sometimes use shortened forms that are non-grammatical. Thus, you might be better off with Wikipedia, or else confirm your new vocabulary by searching specifically for those terms. You can put them into Ludwig , for example, if you want to see more sample sentences.

Making Notes

When you are given a cue card, you will have one minute to make notes to help you give your answer. Don’t waste this time writing full sentences, but instead note down some ideas, vocabulary, or structure that you think might help.

Honestly, though it is tempting to write as much as possible, it’s better to spend this time thinking and just note a couple of words. If there’s a really great word you want to use, write it down, but perhaps ideas are better. Even I, an IELTS tutor, sometimes forget the things I want to talk about, so I would personally note down ideas to come back to later in my description.

Also, I do recommend that you start your answer with a personal story or memory. That’s because this allows you to build naturally from there, instead of giving an artificial beginning and then trying to add detail after detail in an awkward way. This approach is explained here:

Sample Band 9 Answer

I have always loved animals and ever since I was a child I have had a particular fondness for rhinos, or rhinoceros as it is properly known. These are found in many countries around the world, although unfortunately it is an endangered species and so its numbers are generally decreasing. You can find rhinos across Africa, including South Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as throughout Asia, in places like Northeast India and Nepal. Typically they live in grasslands because they subsist on a diet of grasses and leaves. I like rhinos a lot because they are quite gentle and trusting animals, and I feel a great deal of sympathy for them. They have lived on this planet for millions of years but humans are now hunting them to extinction. Their gentle, peaceful way of life should be an inspiration for us; not something we take advantage of in order to kill them. I hope that we are able to avoid driving them to extinction and then move towards restoring their habitat and increasing their numbers so that they can thrive once again in the future, but that does not look likely as the human population grows and climate change worsens.

Notes on the Answer

I used some good phrases here that might help you:

  • it is an endangered species
  • You can find rhinos across Africa
  • Typically they live in grasslands
  • they subsist on a diet of grasses
  • hunting them to extinction
  • Their gentle, peaceful way of life
  • move towards restoring their habitat

You may be thinking that this answer was quite short, and you are right. However, remember that you should not speak too quickly in the IELTS speaking test, particularly for part 2. Not only will speaking quickly make you slip up with more errors, but also you will run through all of your ideas and have to say more and more. If you keep a good pace, you can give error-free sentences and spread your ideas out over a longer period so that you don’t have to cram dozens of ideas into your answer or repeat yourself.

If you want some more vocabulary related to rhinos, you can check out this reading exercise that I made many years ago.

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David S. Wills is the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the 'Weird Cult' and the founder/editor of Beatdom literary journal. He lives and works in rural Cambodia and loves to travel. He has worked as an IELTS tutor since 2010, has completed both TEFL and CELTA courses, and has a certificate from Cambridge for Teaching Writing. David has worked in many different countries, and for several years designed a writing course for the University of Worcester. In 2018, he wrote the popular IELTS handbook, Grammar for IELTS Writing and he has since written two other books about IELTS. His other IELTS website is called IELTS Teaching.

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IELTS Speaking Part 1: Animals and Pets

04/29/2022 08:23 AM

General Rules:

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Here are some general rules about Part 1 that you may find useful. The point of Task 1 is for you to answer shortly to many questions. Think of it like an interview where you need to answer questions about yourself. You should:

Keep it short. When you practice, in general try to answer in 15 to 20 seconds per question. 

Give at least 1 reason and 1 real-life example. again very general but try to have at least 1 real example in your answer., talk about yourself. this part is all related to you (if the question doesn't say another person)..

So, lets take a look at some questions:

Vocabulary related to the topic

Sentence starters and linking words, idioms and phrases, have you ever had a pet before.

My Personal Answer:

What's your favorite animal? Why?

I guess I'm more of a dog person . Cats are cute , but I prefer taking care of dogs. My family used to have a dog in the past, and it was my best friend until it passed away . I still hope to have another dog in the future, as it feels amazing having a furry best friend loving you with all his heart without asking for anything in return .

Generally, I love all sorts of animals, but my most favorite ones are reptiles . Yes, you heard that right ! I’ve always been fascinated and sort of in love with lizards , snakes , and the best ones of them all - turtles . I’ve always had pet turtles in my life and I wouldn't change them for any other animal in the world. They are the best , the cutest , the smartest reptiles , and my best friends .

Where do you prefer to keep your pet, indoors or outdoors?

Well , it's a pet, and so I would like to keep it safe and well-protected at home. Indoor I can give all the care my pet needs. As I live in a big city, we don’t have any gardens or yards to bring our pets outside, so I have made a special pet house - a home for my dog in my apartment . It is awesome having pets at home, as my life becomes more lively and interesting .

I’ve always lived in the city, and I’ve always had pets at home. It is safe , clean , and convenient for me and the pet itself . However, I wish I had a big house with a yard , and then I’d definitely have some pets outside. Not farm animals exactly, but perhaps a big dog in the yard, or even a giant turtle , you know, those desert ones that can grow huge and live 100 years. That would be fantastic !

What is the most popular animal in your country?

*Answer for China, as I live here at the moment.

Well, If we are talking about the most popular wild animal , that would be the panda . The panda is a symbol of my country and we protect and treasure these lazy furry bears . They are really cute , sleep all day, and eat a ton of bamboo , once they awake . If we’re talking about pets, I guess it’ll be the same as in other countries. Cats and dogs are the most common and popular pets over here.

I come from a small country, and we don’t have any special , country-specific animals . People chose to pet the most common animals like dogs and cats, but there are some other variants of pets that can be found. For instance, I had turtles, and even an iguana at one point. I’ve seen people petting hamsters , rats , and even rabbits , and so, yes there is a variety of pets  in my country.

Are pets important in your country?

I guess they are becoming more popular these days. In the past, when I was young very few kids used to take care of an animal , but now it seems that every kid has one. Not to mention that adults would pet a whole zoo if allowed . I've met people with over 5 pets, all of which are a different kind . Animals are becoming a very common part of people's lives , especially in my country at the moment .

I believe they are. People are becoming more lonely thanks to social media and technology and so they crave for a real living interaction . Pets can, at times , replace the need for real friends, and are a great companion in our life As this trend continues into the future, I believe animals and pets will be more valuable and essential for people to cope with reality . And of course, people would spoil their pets, spending a huge amount of their income on their animal friends, rather than on real actual friends. I can't say if this is a positive or negative development , to be honest .

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Ielts speaking part 1 wild animals recent questions and answers. talking about wild animals such as tigers, elephants, lions, giraffes, and more in your actual ielts speaking test will be easy. study how the speaker answered the following questions about wild animals..

IELTS SPEAKING PART 1 Wild Animals: Study the sample answers created by a BAND 9.0 achiever  talking about different wild animals. 

Learn how to differentiate wild animals from domesticated ones so you can communicate your thoughts more effectively. Understand how the speaker used topic vocabulary and collocations in this post so you can also create your own answers for this topic in a more strategic way.

By getting ideas in this post and if you spend more time practicing, you can surely achieve a band 7.0 or even a band 9.0.

WILD ANIMALS

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What’s your favorite wild animal?

I love pandas. I find them adorable (lovable; charming) and entertaining. I have seen lots of documentaries about pandas and I can’t help myself (to be unable to control one’s actions) but fall in love (develop a deep liking) with those wild creatures. I think they’re cuddly and harmless which separates (to make a distinction between) them from grizzly bears. 

Of course, it’s the king of the jungle – the lion! I admire their bravery and their courage in hunting their prey (animal/s that are caught and killed by another for food) . Besides, they’re strong and noble (having or showing fine personal qualities) . I think people can learn from their characteristics and apply those in their life to win life’s struggles or challenges like what lions do in their everyday life. 

Are there wild animals in your country?

Yes, there are plenty of wild animals in our country from amphibians to reptiles and birds to mammals. In fact, our government is doing its best to protect those wild animals from poachers. Besides, there are some wild animal conservatories (areas for the conservation of rare and endangered species) in our country which are both funded (financed) by our government and some private institutions. 

Yes, we have different kinds of wild animals in this country. As this is a tropical country (warm country) , most of our wild animals are the ones that can survive in extreme heat such as tigers, lions, elephants, crocodiles, eagles, and many more. Obviously, we don’t have those wild animals that can be found in cold countries. 

Where can we see wild animals?

I think in every part of the world, there are always places to see wild animals. We can see them at the zoo, wild animal conservatories, and national parks. These are the best places to witness how wild animals live their day-to-day life. But if one wants to have a different kind of experience watching some wild animals, I think they have to go on a safari (a trip to watch, photograph, or hunt wild animals in their natural environment) in East Africa. 

Obviously at the zoo, wild animal conservatories, or in some African nations. I think going to one of the African nations to see some amazing wild animals like hyenas or lions hunting their prey such as gazelle or buffalos would be a breathtaking (wonderful; magnificent) experience. 

Do you like watching animals in the zoo?

Honestly, I’m not into (to not be interested) watching animals in the zoo. Well, of course, at first it’s interesting because I can see different types of wild animals which I don’t see in everyday life, however, I get bored after watching all of them. I dunno I think it’s because I get used to (accustomed) watching National Geographic wild animal videos in which there’s action involved such as a lion hunting a buffalo, a group of hyenas stealing the lion’s food, and things like that. (Smiling) These can’t be witnessed at the zoo!

To tell you the truth, not at all. I want those wild animals to be freed because the zoo is not their natural habitat (the natural environment of plants and animals) . They should be given the freedom to live on their own. I believe people should stop caging (locking up) them and they should stop making money out of those wild animals that are deprived of their liberty (freedom is taken away from them) . Can you imagine asking visitors to pay an entrance fee just to watch those wild animals in their respective (own) cages? That’s horrible (nasty; very unpleasant) !

Do you like to watch TV programs about wild animals?  

(Answer 1)  

Without a doubt ( certainly ) ! As an animal lover, I adore (love) any kind of program that features animals, most especially the wild ones. In fact, I never miss watching National Geographic documentaries because I can learn so much about wild animals’ behavior, habitat ( the natural home of animals) , and anything which I didn’t learn in school.   

(Answer 2)  

Honestly no! I can’t stand ( a strong dislike ) watching those kinds of programmes because I’m scared of wild animals. When I was 12, I watched one documentary about how king cobras hunt their prey and that was frightening. After watching that documentary, I was paranoid ( feeling extremely nervous or worried) , I felt like there’s a snake underneath my bed or in my wardrobe.   

Did you learn something about wild animals at school?  

Absolutely ( surely; without a doubt ) ! I think all of us did learn about wild animals in grade school as every school provides lessons about animals in science class. I remember we had some excursions ( short trips ) to a national park where we enjoyed watching crocodiles, monkeys, and different kinds of lizards. 

Yes, I did! But unfortunately, I don’t have vivid ( clear) memories of our class on wild animals. Perhaps because I wasn’t fascinated ( strongly interested ) by learning about those types of animals.   

Where can you see wild animals?  

Well, obviously at the zoo! That’s the only place where I can see different kinds of wild animals at the moment. One day, I’d love to go on a safari ( an expedition to observe or hunt wild animals in Africa) in some African nations and enjoy watching some other wild animals. I think that’ll be an awesome ( amazing) experience.   

Of course at the zoo and in the African continent ( one large land mass of the earth’s surface ) . Those animal lovers here in this country don’t need to travel far to see some lions, tigers, elephants, and more since there are so many zoos that keep wild animals in this beautiful country.   

In which country do you think you can see a lot of wild animals?  

This is without question – some countries in Africa! God gifted them with different unique ( distinct ) wild animals. Sadly, there are illegal hunters or poachers ( one who kills or takes wild animals illegally) who take advantage of it and make money. That I believe should be stopped.  

Although there are numerous wild animals living in this country, I think there are more wild animals in the African continent. Well, I believe Tanzania has the largest number of wild animals because of its dense ( thick ) forests, but I could be wrong.

Have you ever seen any wild animals before?  

Yes, I have and some examples of wild animals that I’ve seen are zebras, gorillas, giraffes, coyotes, hedgehogs, otters, and lions. Actually, I consider myself a travel buff ( a person who loves to travel) and an animal lover so every time I travel abroad, I make a habit ( to do something regularly ) to visit a zoo or a wildlife center ( a place where wild animals are taken care of by professionals ) just to see some wild animals.   

Honestly, not even once in person ( physically; personally) but of course plenty of times on TV through National Geographic TV shows. In my twenty-one years of existence, I still haven’t seen one real wild animal before my naked eyes ( in front of one’s very eyes ) . I really don’t have a chance to visit any zoos in this country.  

What wild animal do you like the most?  

Seriously, that’s a very hard question to answer, I’m torn between ( finding it difficult to choose between two possibilities) a panda and a koala. Both are so adorable! I enjoy watching pandas wiggle ( to move up and down or from side to side) – they’re just too endearing ( lovable; cute) to me. Koalas are also a favorite of mine because they’re quiet, they have small eyes but a big nose. Also, their fluffy ( hairy; shaggy; covered with fluff ) ears make me fall in love with them.   

Without question ( cannot be questioned; without a doubt ) , it’s a lion. As we know, it’s the king of the jungle, I admire how fierce ( having ferocious aggressive behavior; unafraid ) lions are and how they value unity whenever they are hunting prey ( an animal that is hunted and killed by another animal for food) . They always have teamwork when running after their prey and when they succeed –  they all share their food.

Do you like to go to the zoo?  

Yes definitely! It is one of my greatest pleasures ( happiness ) to see different kinds of wild animals. Visiting zoos helps me broaden ( expand; widen) my understanding of the many kinds of behavior of wild animals which I couldn’t learn in school.  

Not at all! I’m an animal lover, I want animals to be free. Caging  ( to confine in a cage; or imprisoning) them in zoos is just an act of cruelty ( brutality ) . They don’t deserve to be prisoned as they have their natural place to live in, which is the forest. I don’t understand why people put them in a zoo, they are taking their rights away ( to remove ) to live on their own – people make those animals become dependent on them.   

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1. What’s your favorite animal?

Hm.. I would have to say whales. I’ve been fascinated by them ever since I was a child. There’s just something so majestic about them, maybe it  has to do with (is related to)  their size. Plus they are highly intelligent and family-oriented creatures. It’s believed that they even speak their own languages!

2. Do you like to see animals in the zoo?

Not really. Sure, it’s interesting to see them, but I also feel sad seeing them in cages. In my opinion, wild animals should not be  in captivity (caged)  unless they have some sort of injury. Actually, I think it’s a shame that humans feel the need to see nature so badly that they cage them and charge people to enter.

3. Do you keep a pet?

Not currently. I would like to, but I’m actually not allowed to because of my apartment regulations. Additionally, I live in a small studio apartment so it wouldn’t be the best environment for a pet, unless it were a cat or small animal. Moreover, I work full-time so I wouldn’t have a lot of time to tend to the pet.

4. Did you have a pet when you were young?

Yes, I did. My parents were both  animal lovers (people who love animals) , so we always had a house full of pets. My first pet was a lizard named Charlie, then onto my very own black kitten named Pal. Although I played too hard with my pets and made them annoyed, I still got a lot of joy from them. Additionally, I also learned a sense of responsibility from a young age.

5.What pet will you have later?

Hmm. I think I want a dog and a cat. When I think about it more, I cannot imagine having a family without a dog for my children one day. I can envision them playing with a Golden Retriever or a Labrador retriever, as they have a friendly  demeanor (way of being) . On the other hand, I’m more of a  cat person (a person who prefers cats to dogs),  so I would like to have one as well. 

6. If you raise children in the future, will you allow them to keep a pet?

Yes, for sure. I would like to make their dreams come true of having a pet, as many children want. Moreover, I feel a pet is a great addition to a family. Lastly, I think allowing them to have a pet is a good opportunity for them to begin to have a sense of responsibility when it comes to walking their pet, changing the  litter box (the box where cats go to the bathroom) , feeding them, cleaning the cage, etc.

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(2024) ielts speaking part 1 topic pets and animals – free lesson.

“IELTS Speaking Part 1 topic Pets and animals” often appears in IELTS Speaking Part 1. This is not a tough topic, but to be able to answer this part correctly, you need a good vocabulary and the ability to develop natural ideas.

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1. what’s your favorite animal why.

Well, I’m crazy about pandas. They look like giant teddy bears, but with striking black and white markings. And they have black eye patches that make them look pretty funny. I mean, no animals are more adorable than pandas, are they?

2. Have you ever had a pet before?

Yes, I’ve had a pet before. When I was little, my family got a cat. It was a really sweet cat that loved getting attention. Now that I’m living on my own, I have a small dog. He only came up to my knees. He’s really energetic and loves going for walks. I spend a lot of my day with him.

3. What animal would you like to keep as a pet?

Well, I’d like to have a pet snake. Some people are freaked out by snakes, but I think they’re cute. It’s just hard to take care of them. They require a lot of care and effort. But it would be really cool to have an exotic pet.

4. What’s the most popular animal in China?

I think cats and dogs are probably the most popular animals in China. They’re the most common household pet because they’re pretty easy to take care of Cats don’t require a lot except for food and a place to sleep. Dogs might take up more of your time, but they make great companions.

5. Where do you prefer to keep your pet, indoors or outdoors?

I prefer having my pet indoors. Some people have outdoor cats, but I would be too worried about the cat getting stolen or lost. Having a pet inside means that they can keep you company throughout the day. It’s so nice to bond with an animal. I really love spending time with my own dog.

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Describe a Place With Animals: IELTS Speaking (3 Cue Cards With Example Answers)

Animals are a possible topic in part 2 of your IELTS Speaking test. Your animal cue card might tell you to ‘Describe a place with animals.’

On this page, we’ll talk about how to give a great answer to this question, including three example answers ( go straight to the answers here ).  

First, let’s look at what you can talk about and useful vocabulary for this animal topic.

Places With Animals

When answering the question, it’s best to think of one place you know well, or one place you’ve been to and can remember well. Then simply describe that place as you remember it.  

With that in mind, here are some places where you might find animals:

  • Your home (pets)
  • Safari park
  • Wildlife sanctuary
  • National park
  • Game reserve
  • Petting zoo
  • Botanical garden
  • Nature reserve
  • Bird sanctuary
  • Marine reserve
  • Reptile house
  • Insectarium
  • Animal rescue center
  • Wildlife rehabilitation center
  • Ranch or rodeo

Focus on Using Interesting Vocabulary

In part 2, don’t focus on trying to use complex grammar. Instead, focus on how to keep talking for two whole minutes.

This means writing down lots of ideas for things to talk about.

Also, focus on using interesting vocabulary .

So, while you’re preparing your answer, note down any unusual, interesting animal-related words you can think of.  

Here are some words that might be used to describe animals:

  • Magnificent
  • Mischievous
  • Affectionate
  • Intelligent
  • Well-behaved
  • House-trained

Tell a Story

The easiest way to answer questions like these is to remember an experience you had and tell the story.  

This allows you to say a lot and also shows that you can use the past tense well.  

During your part-2 answer, always try to tell at least one story. You can prepare many stories while practicing for the test.  

If you can’t think of a story with a place with animals, then just talk about anywhere with animals. You could also say if you’d like to visit that place or not.  

Example Answers

Now let’s look at three possible cue cards and answers to this question. See what ideas and words you can borrow for your own answer.

Animals Cue Card 1

Describe a place with animals.

You should say:

  • Where this place is
  • What kind of animals you can see there
  • How often you go there

And say why you like it or dislike it there.

Well, I’m lucky enough to live near a beautiful park with lots of wildlife . It’s one of my favorite places to go, and I visit as often as I can . There’s always something new to see, and I never get tired of exploring all the different paths and trails .

One of the things I love most about the park is all of the birds. There are so many different species, and it’s always a treat to see them up close. I’ve spotted everything from colorful parakeets to majestic hawks . I especially love the woodpeckers – they’re such funny little birds, with their distinctive drumming and bright red heads.

But it’s not just birds that you can see at the park. There are all sorts of animals as well. I’ve seen rabbits, squirrels, and even the occasional deer . It’s always a thrill to spot one of these creatures, and I never get tired of watching them go about their business.

The insects are fascinating too. I love seeing all the different types of butterflies and moths , and I’ve even spotted a few rare species that I’ve never seen before. The dragonflies are especially cool – they’re so vividly colorful and fast, and it’s always a challenge to get a good photo of them.

I usually go to the park with my friends or family, and we always have a great time . We like to bring a picnic and relax on the grass, or go for a hike and explore all the different paths. Sometimes we even bring our dogs, and they always have a blast sniffing around and chasing after squirrels.

Animals Cue Card 2

  • What that place is
  • What kind of animals you can find there
  • If you’ve been to that place

And say why you like or dislike that place.

I live in a sizable city and our local zoo is one of the biggest attractions in town. It’s always been a favorite spot of mine to visit, and I recently had the chance to go again with my family.

This was about two months ago. We arrived at the zoo early in the morning, just as it was opening. We bought our tickets and made our way through the gates, eager to see all of the animals. I remember the first stop on our list was the monkey exhibit . We watched as the playful primates swung from tree to tree, chattering and screeching at each other. It was like a circus show, and we couldn’t stop laughing at their antics .

Next, we headed over to the big cat exhibit . We saw a pride of lions lounging in the sun and a few majestic tigers pacing back and forth in their enclosures . It was awe-inspiring to see these powerful animals up close , but it also made me feel a little uneasy to think about how they would fare in the wild.

After that, we made our way to the elephant enclosure. Elephants are my favorite animal, and I was excited to see them in person . They were so huge and magnificent , and it was amazing to watch them roam around.

We spent the rest of the day at the zoo, stopping at various exhibits to see all sorts of animals. We saw flamingos, giraffes, and even a few exotic birds . It was a hot day, but we didn’t mind because we were having such a great time.

Animal Cue Card 3

  • What animals you find in that place
  • If you want to visit that place
  • If you’ve been there before

And say why the animals are in that place.  

I’m going to talk about aquariums. Aquariums are places where people can go to see all sorts of marine life up close . They’re usually filled with tanks and tanks of water, each containing a different type of fish or other sea creatures . Some aquariums even have special exhibits where visitors can touch or interact with the animals in some way.

I remember going to an aquarium when I was a child on vacation with my family. It was one of the highlights of the trip , and I still have fond memories of it to this day. The aquarium we visited was located right beside the beach, and it was a hot summer day when we went.

As soon as we walked in, we were immediately struck by the cool, damp air . It was a welcome relief from the heat outside, and it made the whole experience even more enjoyable. We spent hours wandering through the aquarium, marveling at the colorful fish and other aquatic lifeforms . There were so many different species , and each one was more beautiful than the last .

One of my favorite exhibits was the coral reef tank. It was like a whole other world under the water, with a dazzling variety of exotic fish swimming around. The bright colors were mesmerizing , and I could have stayed there for hours just watching them.

We also got to see a few sea turtles up close , which was a real treat . They were so graceful and peaceful as they swam around their tank. I remember feeling a sense of awe and wonder as I watched them. It was a very memorable moment for me.  

Now… Your Turn!

Give this question a go yourself.

First, get a pencil and a piece of paper ready.  

Then turn on your voice recorder and imagine you are in the real test.  

Ask yourself to ‘Describe a place with animals.’ And look at one of the cue cards above.

For one minute, write down ideas of things to say. Also, write down any interesting vocabulary you can use.  

Then, start speaking! Try to keep going for two minutes straight without pause.  

Afterward, listen to your recording and notice any mistakes you made or things you forgot to say.

Repeat the whole process, improving a little each time.

This is a wonderful way to get ready for a band-7 score in part 2 of your IELTS Speaking test.  

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1. Pets/Animals Vocabulary

Pets and animals are a big part of many people’s lives so it can be expected that you may come across IELTS writing and speaking questions related to pets and wildlife. This page contains some common IELTS pets and animals vocabulary words, phrases, and collocations, which you will need to answer questions about pets and animals. There are some exercises for you to practice IELTS vocabulary that you have learnt using real questions.

  • Animal shelter – A place that takes care of rescued or orphaned animals
  • Breed – A type of animal that has been bred by humans and shares similar characteristics. For example, dog breeds – Sheepdog, Labrador, Yorkshire terrier etc
  • Cage – A structure of bars or wires to confine zoo animals or rodents
  • Canines – Formal word for dogs
  • Coat – The hair of a dog/cat
  • Companionable – Friendly and sociable
  • Curl up next to – Cuddle with/lay next to (informal).
  • Docile – Quiet and easy to influence, persuade, teach or control
  • Domesticated – Familiar with human contact/interaction
  • Feathers – The long hairs on a bird
  • Fur – Animal hair
  • Guide dog – A dog that helps a blind person to navigate their way around
  • Hooves – Animal feet, usually on farm animals like horses, sheep, and goats
  • House-trained — An animal that has been trained to go outside when it needs the toilet
  • Man’s best friend – An idiom used to describe dogs, as they are loyal companions (informal)
  • Puppy — A baby dog
  • Puppy-dog eyes – The sweet facial expression a person or dog uses when they want something from you (informal)
  • Reptiles – Cold-blooded animals with scales, for example, snakes
  • Rodent — a type of small animal that has long sharp front teeth, for example, a hamster
  • Species – Animals or plants that share characteristics and can reproduce
  • Stray — A homeless animal such as a dog or cat
  • To be put down – When an animal is put to death by injection because of illness or age
  • To curb loneliness – To reduce feelings of feeling alone
  • To provide companionship – To give friendship and affection to a person
  • To tame — To make an animal feel comfortable around people

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2. Pets/Animals Vocabulary Activity

3. wildlife vocabulary and collocations.

There are many questions on the IELTS exam where you are asked to discuss animals and wildlife. The following is a list of some common IELTS pets and animals vocabulary words and collocations you can use to discuss issues concerning wildlife, and their environments. There is an activity for you to IELTS practice using the words with some real questions.

  • Animal kingdom – All living animals
  • Animal lover – A person who likes animals a lot
  • Animal rights – The rights of animals to be protected against exploitation or abuse
  • Amphibians– Animals that can live in the water and on land
  • Battery farming – Industrial practice that involves putting lots of animals, usually chickens, in an extremely small space
  • Breed in captivity — Impregnating a wild animal and bringing up the offspring in a controlled environment
  • Brink of extinction – Close to becoming extinct
  • Captivity – The condition of being imprisoned or confined, usually in a zoo
  • Carnivores – Meat-eating animals
  • Conservation – The protection of plants, habitats, or animals
  • Destruction of natural habitats – The process that occurs when natural habitat is changed dramatically by humans
  • Ecosystems – The relationship between living things in a particular environment
  • Endangered – At the risk of extinction.
  • Endangered species – Plants or animals that only exist in very small numbers and that may soon cease to exist
  • Exotic — Something that is interesting or exciting because it comes from a faraway place
  • Fangs — Large sharp teeth found on animals
  • Free-range animal — A farm animal that roams freely during its life
  • Guinea pig – a small rodent/ An idiom for anything that is experimented on
  • Herbivores – An animal that eats plants
  • Instinct – A natural reaction in animals to external stimuli
  • Mammals – Animals that give birth to live young
  • Marsupials – Characterised by the newborn being attached to the mother’s lower belly.
  • Mating season – The period of the year when animals reproduce
  • Pest — An unwanted/unwelcome insect or animal that attacks and damages things
  • Poaching – Illegal hunting
  • Predators – Animals that eat other animals
  • Prey – An animal that is hunted and killed by another for food.
  • Roam – When animals are free to walk where they please without the confines of fences etc…
  • Safari – an expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat, especially in East Africa.
  • Safari Park – A recreation of wild animals’ habitat where visitors are charged to see animals who roam relatively free compared to those in a zoo
  • Species – A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.
  • Tame – Not wild or dangerous, either naturally or because of training from humans
  • The violation of animal rights – Actions that violate animal rights such as cruelty or neglect
  • To keep something in captivity – To keep someone or something in a place and not allow them to leave
  • To mate – To reproduce
  • To treat animals humanely – To be kind to animals and to treat them well so they do not suffer
  • Venomous – Poisonous

4. Wildlife Vocabulary and Collocations Activity

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This is a sample response for IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3. In addition to the model answer there are highlighted words and phrases. Teal is for vocabulary relating to this topic, yellow is for generally useful words and phrases.

IELTS Speaking Part 2

  • what the pet is
  • how long you or somebody else have had it
  • if there is special about it

and say if owning this pet brings any inconvenience.

Model answer

My grandmother has two budgerigars – these are species of parrots, they are slightly bigger than sparrows and have very colourful plumage . A male and a female, they seem to be quite fond of one another. They can often be seen cleaning their feathers, chirping away. They get especially vocal in the morning as soon as the sun rises, so the cage they live in has to be covered with cloth, otherwise they get too excited in the morning. Grannie has had them for about seven years, and she had them since they were both babies. They say that in captivity they can live to be as old as fifteen years. Sometimes it makes me think that they might outlive my grandmother who is in her nineties now.

An interesting thing about these parrots is that one of them – the female – can talk. Over the years granny has managed to teach it some basic phrases that she exclaims from time to time. There is no telling when she will do that, it all seems very spontaneous. Sometimes she does that in the middle of the night – she seems to have irregular sleeping hours , even when we cover her cage with a blanket. This is quite a nuisance, when the quiet house is suddenly brought back to life because the parrot has one of her talkative sprees . But I guess the granny doesn’t mind this too much.

IELTS Speaking Part 3

Animals and society.

What impact do you think pets have on people’s mental health? The impact has to be mostly positive. There ought to be at least a handful of scientific researches on the matter than prove therapeutic effects of having a pet. One interesting thing about animals in general and pets in particular is that they will very often love you unconditionally . I mean they just love you for who you are, not because you have money or social status. It is really heartwarming when you realise that. Secondly, pets can provide much needed emotional support just by hanging around you. Scientists also have reasons to think that pets help reduce stress and anxiety levels.

Another important thing is that one has to take care of pets – I guess it could feel like a lot of responsibility, so that might not be a necessarily positive influence on your mental welfare . However, I think it’s just a nice opportunity to get out of your comfort zone . Finally, when your pet does, the emotional toll it takes on you can be immeasurable . The owner always has to keep this in mind to better prepare for the moment their pet inevitably passes away .

What could be done to reduce conflicts between people and animals in urban areas? In order to address the issue of such conflicts, we first of all have to understand their nature. One example is when people dispose of food waste improperly. Said waste often attracts stray and wild animals as some species can smell it from miles away. This can often lead to conflict as people might see this as invasion on private property. Another issue stemming from misunderstanding is general misconception about stray dogs posing danger to people and kids. It is almost never the case unless the animal is ill or when the dogs are in larger packs. As pack animals their instinct might kick in and they could exhibit overly aggressive behaviour.

People need to understand that animals are never hostile without a reason, and such reason could range from diseases like rabies , to being provoked or troubled past experience with humans. In order to address most of such issues, people need to get better education on how animals reason and how they are guided by instincts rather than mind and logic. I believe this is where biology or similar school subjects could fill students in .

Animals rights

What do you think are the main arguments for and against animal rights? I can’t think of many arguments against animal rights. One that comes to mind that animal are not sentient , I mean they probably do not even realise they exist. For some this fact makes it ethically acceptable to subject animals to experiments and suffering in general. Similar reasoning leads people to believe that by experimenting on animals we don’t have to conduct such tests on people which is more humane . I believe such argument are rather weak, as no living thing deserves such fate, no matter how developed or intelligent they are.

To grant and uphold animal rights makes much more sense. I believe it is our duty and privilege to coexist peacefully with wild animals and ensure decent welfare for pets and other critters living in urban areas. One ought to keep in mind that they are an integral part of the biosphere. It is possible that many species predate humans, so we should be treating them with respect similarly to old people.

What is your opinion on using animals for entertainment purposes, such as in circuses or zoos? Usage of animals for entertainment purposes has long been a controversial issue. For the past decade the matter has especially been in the public eye as various non-profit organisation were trying to draw attention to the matter. Nevertheless, people remain divided on the matter . Some argue that it provides education and enjoyment for people while others see it as unethical and cruel to keep animals in captivity and force them to perform.

In circuses, animals are often trained through harsh and inhumane methods. They are forced to perform tricks and routines that are far from natural – nothing the animal would do willingly . While in zoos no such things occur, they have their downsides as well – animals often live in very limited areas, which is especially true for bigger predators whose hunting range can span tens of kilometers. In both zoos and circuses animals can feel bored and isolated. Of course not all zoos and circuses are alike. Some offer only the best regarding feeding and living conditions. Unfortunately, such examples are quite rare.

Pets and animals vocabulary

Budgerigar (n) – a small parrot, also known as parakeet. Sparrow (n) – a small bird with greyish-brown feathers, common to temperate climates and often found in towns and cities. Plumage (n) – feathers and down that cover a bird’s body. Chirping (n) – the pleasant sound that birds make which can be an indicator of their mood or when they try to attract female’s attention. Morning chirping in the nearby park never fails to cheer me up. In captivity – if an animal is held in captivity it means that it is not in its natural habitat and is often there against their will. Stray (adj) – (about an animal) without a particular place where it lives. Stray dogs are usually very thing and often rely on strangers’ goodwill as a source of food. Rabies (n) – an infectious disease of animals that can be contracted by a person through bite. It makes the animal unreasonably aggressive to the point where it can become extremely dangerous. Sentient (adj) – aware of one’s existence, able to understand the world. Crows are one of the few avian species that are fully sentient. Subject (v) – to make somebody undergo something. It is not fair to subject students to tests every week as they hardly get to learn anything new over such brief period. Humane (adj) – characterised by good qualities usually found in humans such as compassion and empathy. If the animal lived in more humane conditions it would undoubtedly feel much happier. Coexist (v) – to live together, to share a habitat. Most primates can coexist peacefully provided they don’t have to compete for limited food or space. Critter (n) – a creature,  an animal. Hunting range – the area which predator considers its hunting grounds.

General vocabulary

Vocal (adj) – (here) loud or active with its voice (or song if referring to birds). Outlive (v) – to live longer than somebody else. He managed to outlive most of his political opponents. Irregular sleeping hours – an inconsistent sleeping schedule. With night shifts you are almost guaranteed to end up with irregular sleeping hours – this takes a serious toll on your health. Spree (n) – a long period of some activity or series of actions. His success spree lasted throughout the year. A handful of – some, a small amount of. A handful of people turned up for the event and I could barely recognise any of them. Unconditionally (adv) – without asking or expecting anything in return. Our help was completely unconditional and we will not be demanding any payment for it. Welfare (n) – (here) well-being. Your welfare ten years from now depends on the choices that you make now, so make them carefully. Get out of one’s comfort zone – to do something you are not used to doing or do not like to do in order to strengthen your character. Immeasurable (adj) – to big to measure or quantify. The immeasurable effort it took the firefighters to extinguish the flame. Pass away (phr v) – to die. Dispose of – to get rid of something. Dispose of your waste responsibly – sort paper, plastic and organic waste and put them in separate containers. Stem from (v) – to originate or come from, to be the reason for something. Your insecurity seems to stem from some childhood trauma you might not remember. Maybe you forced yourself to forget about it as a coping technique. The case (n) – if something is the case, it is the reason or a relevant example of something. Smoking killed many people, but it wasn’t the case for him as he died in a car accident. Kick in (phr v) – (informal) take effect, come into action. As soon as the sleeping pills kick in I’m going to go straight to bed. Overly (adv) – too much, more than needed. Maybe you were overly careful with your approach to research, that’s why the results are a bit underwhelming. Reason (v) – to think, to make decisions, to analyse something. Fill somebody in (phr v) – to give somebody information, especially one they need and do not have. Fill me in on the situation, I don’t have time to read the official report. Uphold (v) – to follow and support a law, a regulation; to enforce. Predate (v) – to appear sooner than something else. Steam and electric engines predate gasoline ones. In the public eye – known to general public, having public attention. Politicians are always in the public way, that is exactly why they may come off as a bit insincere since they have to please everybody. Divided on the matter – if people are divided on something, it means they have different opinion on it and cannot come to agree. Willingly (adv) – on their own will rather than forced; consensually. Nobody in their right mind would willingly work for this little money.

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Why do some people keep pets at home? What kinds of animals do you like? Have you ever had a pet before? Do you like to see animals in the zoo? What is the most popular animal in China?

There are lots of reason of keeping an animal at home. Firstly, pets are a great way to improve your mood and temperament, so that they can help reduce stress; besides, pets are also a source of exercise, such as dogs, which will happily accompany you for walks; what’s more, they are the best friends for kids. For me I love Dogs and My favourite breed is a Labrador, they are the most friendliest dogs you will ever come across.

For me personally, I have 2 dogs at home, aside from wanting to have a loyal friend, I also want to learn to become a better responsible person, learn how to take care of my pets, how to train them and how to appreciate other creatures in this world.

Yes because at least they are being looked after and in the wild they are killed every day. Like kangaroos get killed by cars or by something else every day. In a zoo they can’t get hit by a car and are well looked after by the people who work in the zoo.

Seriously, I don’t know why but, at least when it comes to Shanghai, the most popular dog breeds these days are big, furry dogs, such as huskies and Tibetan mastiffs.

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