IELTS Cue Card Talk about an animal you like
Talk about an animal you like.
You should say:
- What this animal is
- What is special about this animal?
- How it looks like
- And explain why you like this animal.
Animals are eclectic creatures; they go all the way from the very friendly and domesticated to the lethal and feral. They come in a manner of shapes, sizes and colours. Even animals of a single species are incomparable to their counterparts due to the sheer number of differences.
Today I will talk about one of my all-time favourite animals; the horse. Now, again, horses come in all sorts of combinations. Shetland ponies have a stockier body, round shape, thick fur, and short stubby legs, they are not all that much used in athletic pursuits. Now Arabian Horses, on the other hand, are taller, sleekly built with light bones, used exclusively for racing. Now both of these are scientifically speaking horses, but are oh so different in appearance, nature and purpose.
Although despite the physical dissimilarity, all horses have some things in common which earn them the top spots among my favourite animals. For one, their movements. Whenever a horse moves, I can’t help but admire the powerful muscles bulging and gliding beneath their coats, the sheer potential power they have in each step is breathtaking. The way they move is more elegant than most humans can ever hope to achieve. Their might is undeniable. For another, they are loyal, intelligent, and empathetic creatures. The bonds that a rider and horse may form is second to none. The care they give to their young is much alike to the way humans interact with their parents. I find this incredibly heartwarming.
Additionally, horses are really fun to draw, be it in action poses or just dramatically standing on the edge of a cliff, they give a great perspective on autonomy along with spicing the image up with their natural dramatic flair. A great example of this is in the painting done by George Stubbs named “Whistlejacket”, the painting has absolutely no background, and yet you can feel the power radiating outward from that piece. It was one of my very first case studies on how to draw horses.
Speaking part 3 follow up questions:
Q.1 Do people in your country keep animals at home?
Animals like cows, buffaloes and goats are domesticated widely in the countryside. In fact, livestock rearing provides sustainable livelihoods to millions of people living in rural areas.
Q.2 Do you think pets are important?
Yes, certainly. Pets can bring love and companionship into our life. Many studies have shown that keeping pets reduces our stress levels, thereby improving our health and well-being.
Q.3 Do animals have rights?
Humans use animals for food and related by-products, farming and a variety of other uses. Everyday millions of different types of animals are killed for food globally. Just by looking at these figures, I’d say that these creatures should at least have the right to live. But, who cares? Laws are made for protecting animals but they don’t work in reality.
|Useful words and their meanings|
|Eclectic||consisting of different types, methods, styles, etc.|
|Feral||A feral animal or plant is one that lives in the wild but is descended from domesticated specimens.|
|Autonomy||the right of an organization, country, or region to be independent and govern itself|
|Livestock rearing||raising of animals for use or for pleasure|
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