animals ielts speaking part 1

Animals / Pets is a topic that often comes up in the IELTS speaking part 1. Below you will find a list of some example questions and answers that you could encounter during part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test.

The questions below are based on the real IELTS speaking exam. They serve as a great IELTS Speaking Part 1 prediction questions to help you prepare better before your test.

Animals / Pets Speaking Part 1 – Set 1

  1. Do you like pets?
    I love animals and birds, both wild and domesticated. Pets make great companions and they can never let you down or betray you like humans can.
  2. Would you like to keep a pet, and why?
    I do have two dogs these days in Kathmandu. I adopted these indie dogs Rina and Bina from a dog shelter in Kathmandu when they were abandoned by their owner during the 2020 lockdown.These little ones make my life complete.
  3. What pets are common in your country?
    That’s a no-brainer. Dogs are everyone’s favorite here in Nepal. We even have a festival called Kukur Tihar where we worship dogs, put a garland of flowers around their neck, and feed them rice and meat. Even stray dogs are not spared, and you’ll see them on the streets, decked in flowers during this festival.
  4. How do you feel about pets?
    I adore animals and grew up around animals. A house is not a home without a few dogs and cats running around. I am confident around all animals except snakes, I would never have a snake. I would be terrified that it would get loose and bite me.
  5. Do you have a pet?
    Yes I have two dogs, an Alsation and a Boxer. They are quite big and boisterous so some people are afraid of them but they are really affectionate. We also have a cat and a few goldfish in a big tank.
  6. Would you like to have a/another pet in the future? Why?
    I would really love to have more dogs at some time in the future. If it were up to me, I would have a house full but my parents have put a stop to having any more right now.

Animals / Pets Vocabulary Speaking Part 1 – Set 1

  • get loose– escape (phrasal verb)
  • boisterous – noisy, energetic
  • put a stop to – stop something (phrase)

Set 2

  1. Where are you from?
    I´m from Liverpool, a city in the North of England. It is a large city with a lot of people and industry. It is located on the River Liver, hence the name Liverpool. Liverpool is famous as the hometown of The Beatles.
  2. Do you have many wild animals in your country?
    I’m not sure, I haven’t really thought about that. I suppose we have lots of wildlife such as deer, rabbits and foxes. To be honest, we don’t see that much where we live, I’m more likely to see them on TV than in real life.
  3. What countries take very good care of their wildlife?
    It is difficult to say but I know there are lots of programmes in the UK that look after wildlife and try to protect them. Also, I have seen some documentaries about African countries where the endangered species are cared for by well-trained keepers and are part of breeding programmes.

Set 2 Vocabulary

  • breeding – mating for the production of baby animals

Set 3

  1. What do you know about wild animals?
    I grew up in the countryside so I know a little bit about wild animals. I can recognise some breeds of birds and it was very typical to see rabbits and foxes in the garden.
  2. Where can we find wild animals?
    If you live in the countryside, you can find them right on your doorstep. If you go for a walk in the woodlands you are bound to see birds, deer, rabbits and other creatures. In the city you might see the odd fox.
  3. Have you ever seen a documentary or TV show about wild animals?
    Every Sunday, I watch Countryfile with my family. It features fascinating stories about wildlife and their habits. It also had reports about the environment and projects to help protect nature. I really enjoy finding out about all the weird and wonderful animals that exist.
  4. What country would you like to visit, to see wild animals?
    I would really like to go on a safari to Kenya in the future. There you can see incredible wild animals like lions and elephants. It would be a world away from the English countryside and really exhilarating to see.

Set 3 Vocabulary

  • breed – variation of species
  • bound to – very probable
  • a world away – very different

Set 4

  1. Have you ever experienced seeing wildlife up close?
    I have. I travelled to a safari in Kenya, when I was younger, and I was astonished by the beauty of wildlife, there. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the animals, particularly the giraffes.
  2. Where in your country is it possible to see wildlife?
    There are many zoos across England, but also bountiful forests, where you could spot all kinds of animals, such as deer, badgers, and foxes, amongst others. We also have many fearless squirrels roaming free around public parks.

Set 4 Vocabulary

  • astonished – amazed
  • take my eyes off of – stop looking at
  • bountiful – abundant, plentiful
  • spot – see, identify
  • roaming free – moving around without restrictions or constraints

Set 5

  1. Have you ever owned a pet?
    Yes, I had a cute little rabbit when I was maybe seven years old.
  2. Are cats and dogs common pets in your country? How come?
    Yes, they are very common. Especially where I live, people seem to like the company of dogs because they believe they are loyal animals.
  3. Where are you from?
    I come from Tokyo, which is the capital city of Japan. It is the most populous metropolis in the world, and it is a heaven for foodies. It has a mixture of historic districts and modern edifices.
  4. Do you own a pet?
    Yes, I do. I own a cat, named Oreo. He is a black and white cat, so the name seemed quite fitting! He is a very sweet animal who enjoys cuddling a lot.
  5. Do people commonly own pets in your country?
    I think a lot of people do. Small dogs like Chihuahuas and Shiba Inus seem to be very popular. They are great company and help provide emotional support and stress relief to a lot of people.

Set 5 Vocabulary

  • metropolis – large, busy city
  • heaven for foodies – an ideal place for people who enjoy exploring new foods
  • edifices – large, often imposing, buildings
  • disinterested – not interested
  • fitting – (in this case) appropriate

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