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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 1:
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 in 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 on 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 Central Africa. They are of different colours and the colours vary from region to region. The buffalos turned old have circles on 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 the 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 attack humans without any precaution. So, they are careful while they are with the buffalos.




Model Answer 2:
Germany is the land where a substantial number of wild animals are available. Fox is one of them. This small animal is found almost everywhere in the country. But sometimes the animal becomes disturbing as well. So, a large portion of the citizens does not like them. Thank you for the question. This would be enjoyable to answer this one.

Fox is a wild animal across Germany. There are several species of the animal available in the country. Fox is also available in different size. In fact, they are slightly smaller than the dogs in size and shape. The skull is flattened while they have triangular ears. They have tails with bushes. Fox is an omnivorous animal and thus it lives on both animals and plants together. Some of its species are extinct in the present days while the remaining other are endangered for frequent fox hunting in the country.

The foxes mostly live in the wilderness. But they are sometimes seen in the urban areas as well. In fact, they come to the urban areas to find foods for them. Unluckily they get trapped by the fox hunters and get killed when they are in search of foods. The love to hide in the daytime. Actually, they get out to search their foods or prey when it is dark. As a result, they got the feature of nocturnal animals. When they are in the urban areas, they take advantage of human-made structures to reside and breed. Most of the times, their habitations are found near the gardens or back part of the houses. They make their own dens to live with their families and rely on the thrown wasted food ingredients to live on. If they have chances, they go four hunting too. Most of the people become habituated to their presence beside their house.

To be straight, I do not like foxes at all. There are some specific reasons behind my opinion. Foxes are definitely natural beauties but they should be in the wilderness or in their natural habitat. When they are in the city areas, they create a good number of nuisances. They damage private properties, the kids become afraid of them and cannot move alone freely in their yards and more other issues. Besides, driving at night becomes difficult for them. They suddenly appear before the vehicles and it really becomes impossible to stop a car with a great speed. As a result, there are accidents. So, the drivers need to be careful while driving at night times. Further, when they are in a group, they try attacking humans which is really shocking. I had such an experience. I was chased by a group of foxes and saved my life by running.

Usually, people in Germany have a mixed feeling about foxes. The number of foxes is plenty in the country and they are available almost everywhere. But sadly, they are of no use to us. Some of the people play the role of provider of foods and shelter for the animals but in the long run, they are of no use to the humans. In some of the places, the foxes have their own domination that people are afraid to walk alone. So, in those places, the foxes are not much popular indeed. On the other sides, there are some other people who try domesticating the foxes but fail due to their omnivorous nature. So, they give up after a certain stage. Therefore, it is evident that the Germans have a diversified feeling about foxes. But it is true that we, the Germans, do not kill them unnecessarily. Rather we take pride in the wild animals of our country.

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.

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