Part-2 有趣动物 Interesting Animal

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IELTS Speaking Part 2-300: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.

Describe an interesting animal.

描述一个有趣的动物。

You should say:

  • What is it
  • How you know about this animal
  • What it looks like

And explain why you think it was interesting.

[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.]

你有2分钟时间回答PART 2,在回答之前,你有1分钟的准备时间,准备时你可以写笔记。


Model Answer 1:

Animals are the beautiful creations in the world. But most of the animals live in jungles and I had the chance to meet a few of them in the Maryland zoo.

The giraffe is one of the most beautiful African animals and is distinguished from the other animals with its extraordinary height. There are different types of giraffes are found around the world and the zoo authority has permanently set a living space for one if the special kinds. The living area named Giraffe House is beautifully decorated like their natural habitats and made in such a simple way that the visitors can interact (like feeding or taking pictures) with the giraffes easily. They can feed the giraffes and also could take pictures and the kids are most entertained with the company of the giraffes.

During a weekend visit with my parents at the Maryland zoo, I saw the giraffes. They were amazing, particularly the baby giraffes. The giraffes are located in a corner of the zoo and thus it took much time for us to reach the spot. I have never seen giraffes so closely before and it was a great chance for me to get some clicks with the African beauties. I have also seen the other animals but liked the giraffes most for different reasons.

The giraffes are great to look at and the towering shape of their throat is the most attractive thing. I fed the little one as that was small in size. The large brown spots on its white body were stunning. When I was feeding the little one, another one (might be the mother giraffe) came closer to me. I had to look upwards to get the full view of the giraffe. The legs were thin and it was always chewing something. When I fed the little one, the mother tried to get some acacia leaves but could not reach me for its unusual height.

It was interesting to me as I could not get in touch with the other animals. Besides, the giraffes are not ferocious like the other wild animals. Moreover, the Giraffe House has feeding stations to feed them. When I fed the little one that did not show any unsatisfactory sign rather allowed me to brush its body too. My mother clicked the pictures for me. The majestic skin is adorable and felt smooth when I touched the little one. I wish I could have taken the little one as my pet!

Model Answer 2:

As for the interesting animal, I’d like to tell you about the koi fish which is very popular in China, Japan, and other Asian countries. As far as I know, the koi fish is a colorful variation of the common carp. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow and cream, so they look particularly fantastic.

The koi are hearty fish. They can thrive in cold, fresh waters. And they are opportunistic fish, which means they eat a wide range of food, including insects, fish eggs, juvenile fish of other species and a diverse range of plants. What surprise me most is that the koi fish can live up to 70-year-old, as long as a human.

Chinese people feed the koi fish for more than 1000 years. In China, they symbolize bringing good fortune and wealth, that is probably the reason why some many Chinese people like to keep them as pets at home in the tanks or ponds, especially the businessmen. Besides, I once saw a great number of koi fish in the lake of Olympic Forest Park in Beijing, being fed by children and old people. They are very aggressive as they would struggle in water to get the food. Besides, they are quite human-friendly, they even are not afraid of being touched by people in the water.

-PIRLO