IELTS Cue Card: Describe a wild animal

Describe a wild animal

IELTS Cue Card Question 55 With Model Answer:

Describe a wild animal that can be found in your country.

You should say:
  • what it is and what it looks like
  • where it lives
  • what you like /dislike about it
And explain how people in your country generally feel about it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:
As an African, I am proud to inform that we have many wild species and among them, the African Buffalo is a notable one with its extraordinary strength. It is reported that the buffalos can also kill lions to save themselves from attack.

Usually, the African buffalos are larger in size than the regular buffalos. It is also known as Cape buffalo. The largest one of this kind is found in South Africa and has different sizes like forest buffalo, the smallest one of this category. This buffalo is considered as one of the most dangerous wild animal across the country for its wild nature. The average height of the buffalo from ground ranges from 3ft to 5.6ft and its entire body is robust and weighs around 450 kg in average. Each of the parts of the buffalo is extraordinary long than the regular buffalos found around the world and its front part is heavier and powerful than the back part. Thus it has become a scary figure for all.

The buffalos are mostly found in South and East African regions but a few of them are available in the Central Africa. They are of different colours and the colours vary from region to region. The buffalos turned old have circles in their face and eyesight. Besides, the colours are not same for the male and female species. Usually, the females are of reddish coating on the body while the males are of reddish brown. The horns are curved into back and it is up for the males while the horn distance could be one meter maximum (for the larger sized buffalos).

I mostly like the buffalos for their majestic appearance. When a stout buffalo walks around its living space, it looks gorgeous. In fact, they are truly large in size and shape which is not found in the domestic buffalos or cows. They can protect themselves with their extraordinary power and their reflex action is amazing. The nature of the buffalos is unpredictable and thus people keep a distance of its way. It is one of the members of the big five game family and preferred for hunting too. But the hunters have to use heavy calibre bullets to hunt down the buffalos and if they are not killed properly, they turn dangerous for the hunters.    

People of my country believe that the wild animals are our greatest and priceless asset. So, they try to protect the animals in different situations. But poaching is a great problem in the country and some of the dishonest people get involve in poaching and sell them for different purposes. Moreover, there are people who come seasonally to hunt the buffalos which may reduce the number of this species within a short time. But people are also careful about their own safety as the buffalos are aggressive and attacks humans without any precaution. So, they are careful while they are with the buffalos.

Your preparation for this Cue card will help you to answer the following Cue card topics as well:  

  1. Describe a common animal in your country. 
  2. Describe a wild animal you know about. 
  3. Describe a pet or animal you like. 
  4. Describe an animal you know about. 
  5. Describe an animal or bird found in your country. 
  6. Describe a rare animal or plant you know about. 
  7. Describe a pet you or someone else you know has.