How to describe a wild animal for IELTSThe describe a wild animal IELTS question in the IELTS speaking test can sometimes be a problem for IELTS candidates because they can't think of a 'wild animal' to describe.
A lot depends on the exact wording of the question, but if you think for a moment, you could describe a wild animal you have seen at a zoo or nature park, a bird that is common in your country, or even describe a wild animal you have seen on a TV program.
If the question specifically asks you to describe a wild animal you have seen in your country and where you saw it - and you have never seen a wild animal - then simply explain to the IELTS examiner that you have never seen a wild animal in real life, but you would like to describe a wild animal you have seen on TV or in a magazine or you can invent a story about a wild animal you saw - remember, the examnier is evaluating your English not your life experiences.
So, now you have some ideas how to respond to the describe a wild animal IELTS question.
Which wild animal would you choose?
Think about vocabulary...
- Where does the animal live? (its habitat)
- Does it have hair/fur/feathers?
- What does it eat? Where does it find its food?
- What does it look like?
- Is it large/small/tiny?
- How does it behave?
- Is it docile/fierce/savage/placid?
IELTS Speaking TipCould you talk about this animal for up to 2 minutes in the IELTS Speaking Test?
The more speaking practice you do the easier it is...
- record your answer and listen to yourself
- Is there anything you could improve?
- Repeat your answer several times and try to improve it each time until you can speak fluently for 2 minutes
- Try practicing with a speaking partner - and ask them if there is anything in your answer they don't understand
Good luck in your IELTS Speaking Test!