Part-2 重要植物 Important plant


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

Describe an important plant in your country (such as fruits, flowers or vegetables) that you like.


You should say:

  • What it is
  • What it looks like
  • Where it grows

And explain why you like it.

[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:

Well, there are lots of plants which are important to people in my country, such as peonies, orchids, pines and cypresses, to name a few. They are all beautiful as well as ornamental. But what I am going to say is a lot more common and practical. It is peanut.

When I was little, nearly every family in my village grew peanuts. Therefore, I know exactly how a considerable number of peanuts cling closely to the roots when they are pulled out of soil. You will feel refreshed as you breathe in the soothing aroma they give out along with the smell of wet soil and grass.

To tell you the truth, I’ve never heard people I know hate peanut. It is so tasty. The goodies made out of the peanuts are necessities for people who drink bears, watch TV or celebrate festivals. Besides, it is extremely useful. We Chinese consume a large amount of peanut oil. And some traditional Chinese medicines contain peanut to cure symptoms like malnutrition and coughing. Most importantly, peanuts are cheap. Anyone can afford to eat them. I myself love peanuts too. For me, they are not merely a kind of food but a symbol that represents humility and usefulness. I would like to take after peanuts, being humble and useful, though not great or nice-looking.


  • Do people in your country like growing plants by themselves?
  • Where do you people grow plants?
  • What do you think is the most important plant in your country?
  • What is the main plant in your country?
  • Do you want to be a farmer in the future?
  • What do you think of the farmer?