IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Plants
Questions and Answers
1. (Do you like plants?)
(Answer) Well, yes, I really love plants.
(Give a reason for your answer) Because I’ve always felt connected with nature, and I think plants as a whole play an essential role in our life. Different varieties of plants have their own appeal, but they all bring us a feeling of freshness.
2. (What plants do you like?)
My favorite plant is the cactus, a member of the succulent plant family known as Cactaceae. There are more than 2000 varieties of cacti that grow up in various shapes and sizes. Several hours of sunlight each day and well-draining soil are vital for the cactus to thrive. However, some varieties of cacti can even be planted indoors as they necessitate little sunlight.
3. (Have you ever grown any plants?)
(Answer) Yes, quite often actually.
(Give a reason for your answer) Gardening is one of my pastimes. I usually buy the seeds online from reliable gardening websites and then grow easy plants with my sister. Right now, I’m taking care of a small tomato plant, which is a demanding yet delightful task.
4. (Did you grow any plants when you were a child?)
Yes, and it was my father who instructed me to grow my very first plant. I still remember clearly; it was a mango tree. At that moment, I watered the tree on a daily basis in the hope that it would grow rapidly. It has been 12 years now, and guess what, the mango tree is still alive and bears fruits every summer!
1. (Do you know how to grow any plants?)
(Answer) Yes, of course. I know quite thoroughly indeed.
(Give a reason for your answer) There are plenty of steps and techniques involved in growing plants, from selecting quality seeds, soil; providing sufficient sunlight and water to spraying suitable fertilizers. Gardening requires a lot of effort, but I think in the end it is a rewarding experience.
- essential [adj]: necessary or needed:
Eg: The books on this l ist are essential reading for the course.
2. freshness [n]: a state of being clean and cool; found outside rather than in a room:
Eg: The garden is full of freshness.
3. succulent [n]: a plant such as a cactus in which the leaves and stem are thick and can store a lot of water:
Eg: My father is fond of planting succulent plants.
4. necessitate [v]: make sth necessary:
Eg: Recent financial scandals have necessitated changes in parliamentary procedures.
5. reliable [adj]: deserving trust; dependable:
Eg: Most of the main lines are fully electrified and service is generally efficient and reliable.
6. demanding [adj]: needing a lot of time, attention, or energy:
Eg: She’s hoping to find a job which is more demanding intellectually.
7. instruct [v]: to teach someone how to do something: to order or tell someone to do something, especially in a formal way:
Eg: I need someone to instruct me on how to use the computer.
8. on a daily basis [expression]: repeated everyday:
Eg: I go to work ona daily basis.
9. fertilizer [n]: a natural or chemical substance that is spread on the land or given to plants, to make plants grow well:
Eg: Agriculture companies offer bundles of pesticides with seeds and fertilizer, with incentives for volume purchases.
10. sufficient [adj]: enough for a particular purpose:
Eg: It was thought that he’d committed the crime but there wasn’t sufficient evidence to convict him.
11. technique [n]: a way of doing an activity that needs skill:
Eg: She’s a wonderfully creative dancer but she doesn’t have the technique of a truly great performer.
12. rewarding [adj]: giving a reward, especially by making you feel satisfied that you have done something important or useful, or done something well:
Eg: Textbook writing can be an intellectually and financially rewarding activity.