IELTS Cue Card 48:Talk About A Recent Experience That You Had With A Wild Animal

Talk About A Recent Experience That You Had With A Wild Animal

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Talk About A Recent Experience That You Had With A Wild Animal. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer.

Talk About A Recent Experience That You Had With A Wild Animal

You should say:

  •     what the animal is
  •     what it looks like
  •     where it lives

and explain how you feel about this animal.

Model answer 1:
Tiger is a wild animal which is very common in our country. It is the largest animal of the cat species and they grow up quite large. It can grow up to 11 feet and can weight more than 300 kg. Tigers generally live about 25 years and they require a large habitat area that supports their prey requirements.

Most of the tigers of the world are found in the widely are across Asia, Turkey and Russia. The most recognisable feature of a tiger is its dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. They have got a big head and sharp teeth claws. It is a carnival animal that mostly depends on the meat of other animals. The largest number of tigers can be found in India and the total subspecies and the numbers of tigers are decreasing over time.  Tigers are good swimmers and are often found crossing rivers and lakes in heavy tides.

Tigers usually hunt alone unlike other animals that prey in a group. They first target their prey and aim at it. When the target is fixed, it attacks with a sudden ferocity overpowering the prey with the strength and size. Tigers have great leaping ability and can run very fast.

This formidable large wild animal is getting extinct over time and they have become numbered in the world. Approximately only 3500 tigers are present in the world and the number is decreasing. Many tigers are held in the zoo for public and they usually live on supplied meat.

In my opinion, since the human is superior to any other living species, we have a responsibility to prevent the extinction of the tiger as we are the primary reason for their extinction. Wild animals are part of the eco-system we live in and we have a natural responsibility to preserve a balanced eco-system for our own good.

Model answer 2:

I remember when I was younger, we went to the local zoo as part of a school expedition. We spent most of the day there and saw many different animals, and we learned a lot about them  for the class project we were doing.

My favorite animal was the tiger, so I’ll talk about that – it was in a large cage, which was full of enormous rocks and some large trees too. It was bigger than I thought it would be, but then I was only a child at the time. I’d seen plenty of tigers on TV, in movies and TV programs, but it seemed a lot bigger in real life.

It was really like watching a big cat, the way it moved around. The colors were amazing, the yellow, white and black stripes on its body were spectacular. As I was watching, it jumped up and started climbing up one of the big rocks. When it reached the top it slowly turned around and then looked down at everything, moving its head from side to side, like it was observing everything going on around it. I felt very excited because I though it was looking at me, it was really amazing!

I saw the same tiger a few more times over the years, because I used to live quite close to the zoo, so I would go and visit, maybe a couple of times a year. Unfortunately, one day when I went to visit, the people at the zoo told me that the tiger had died, apparenly it was very old. I was sad for a while because it was so beautiful to watch; elegant and powerful.

I think the tiger is one of the most impressive creatures, just watching it move, and it’s very strong too. I went back to the zoo last year with my nephew, it was his first visit and he was very excitied. I took him around the zoo and showed him all the animals and we saw a different tiger this time, but it brought back a lot of memories for me – my nephew was impressed by the tiger too!


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