Sample Answer IELTS Speaking Test Part 2

Describe a wild animal that you have seen. You should say:
  • - what it looked like where you saw it
  • - how often you see it
  • - what you were doing when you saw it and explain how you feel about this animal.

IELTS speaking (part 2) questions | describe a wild animal

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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