IELTS Cue Card Sample 235 - Describe a poisonous plant you know about

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a poisonous plant you know about.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • where this plant is found
  • advantages and disadvantages of this plant

and explain how you know about it.

Sample Answer:
Angels trumpet, more specifically Brugmansia, is a poisonous plant which is available in our country and I have seen this plants many times in different locations in my hometown. Brugmansia has large and fragrant flowers and this is the most probable reason they are called angel’s trumpets. This plant is very closely related to the genus Datura. They are either semi-woody or shrub plants with pendulous and large flowers and they do not have any spines on their fruits.

This plant can be found in tropical areas of the world and since my country is a tropical country, this is found in my country as well. This plant has some medical values and alkaloids found in this plant are used to make medicines like anti-asthmatic, anticholinergic, spasmolytic, and anesthetic. Traditional usages of this plant include the treating of pains and aches.

This plant is highly toxic and the flower can cause disorder and hallucinations. The flower and the plants part can be very dangerous for children and we need to keep away the children from putting it in their mouth.

I mostly know about this plant from my childhood when the elder people prohibited us to go near this plats and strictly prohibited us from touching the flowers. Then I came to know that this plant is poisonous and later on I googled to find out the details of this plant. This is how I learned about this plant and its usages and toxicity.

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