Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 194 - Describe a wild animal from your country

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

Describe a wild animal from your country.

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:
As a person from Bangladesh, when I start thinking about a wild animal, the name of the mighty royal Bengal tiger unmistakably comes into my mind, simply because it is so different from any other wild animal, and it is the national animal in our country. So, I will go ahead and describe this royal animal as best as I can.

Although they are called the royal Bengal tiger, these wild animals are not unique to Bangladesh only because they also live in some parts of India, Nepal and Bhutan. But, as far as Bangladesh is concerned, our royal Bengal tigers live in the “Sundarban” which is widely viewed as the largest mangrove forest in the world.

Being the largest members of the cat family, in size, this majestic animal’s coat or skin is yellow to light orange with stripes ranging from dark brown to black, and the belly and the interior parts of the limbs are white while its tail is about 60-110 centimetres long and orange with black rings. Its head-body length is 140-280 cm while it has a height of about 95-110 centimetres at its shoulder. Their sizes can vary from up to 220 kg for male and 140 kg for female.

Being renowned for their immense power and strength, these wild animals are not only about to hunt on land but also in the water since they know how to swim also. On top of that, they can climb the trees and kill their prey by using their large and retractable claws. These fearless animals use their distinctive coats as camouflage to do the hunting, and they can travel miles to find buffalo, deer, wild pigs, and other large mammals.

Well, I feel that these wild animals are some of the rare natural wonders of our animal world, and as such, they should be preserved at all cost before becoming completely extinct. In fact, while their number was in hundreds of thousands before a hundred year, today they have come down to probably 2500 altogether because of illegal hunting and destruction of their natural habitat.


Sample Answer 2:
Tiger is a wild and common animal 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 weigh more than 300 kilograms. They generally live about 25 years and require a large habitat that supports their prey.

Most of the tigers in the world live across Asia, Turkey and Russia. The most recognisable feature of a tiger is its dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter foundation. The largest number of tigers can be found in India. Unfortunately, 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 target their prey first and then aim at it. When the target is fixed, it attacks with a sudden ferocity overpowering the prey with strength and size. Tigers can run very fast and they often depend on their speed to catch prey.

This formidable large wild animal is getting extinct rapidly and they have become numbered in the world. Approximately only 3500 tigers are present in the world and the number is decreasing. In my opinion, 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 ecosystem we live in, and we have a natural obligation to preserve a balanced ecosystem for our own good.


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