IELTS Cue Card Sample 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:
Living in a country like Bangladesh, when thinking about a wild animal, the name of the mighty royal Bengal tiger unmistakably comes into my mind, simply because they are so different from any other wild animals. So, I will go ahead and describe this royal animal as best as I can.

Anyway, although they are called the royal Bengal tiger (by the way, Bengal means “Bangladesh” in modern times), 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 (in size) members of the cat family, 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 (about 60-110 centimetres long) is 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 are also able to 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 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 weigh 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 target their prey first and then aim at it. When the target is fixed, it attacks with a sudden ferocity overpowering the prey with the strength and size. Tigers have a 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.


 

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