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IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 Sample Answer: Describe A Plant, Flower Or Tree That You Like

Jane Lawson,  English Teacher at DailyStep EnglishHello, I'm Jane at DailyStep English.  You can use this week's sample IELTS speaking test answer if you need to describe a flower, plant or tree that you like for IELTS or other English exams, or just to improve conversation skills. You can also try my new IELTS Interactive course  If you are new to DailyStep English, please register for a free trial of 5 UK/USA audio lessons.

IELTS Speaking Test PART 2 Sample Question and Answer
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Question: Describe a plant, flower or tree that you like. You should say:

    • what type of plant, flower or tree it is
    • where it grows or is usually seen
    • when you first saw it
    • and why you like it.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 - Describe a plant flower or tree that you like

 I think one of my favourite trees, which also has flowers at certain times of the year, is the cherry tree. It seems to grow almost anywhere – I have seen it in towns, parks, cities and the countryside. One thing I could say about its habitat is that usually seems to grow somewhere where it has been planted, in other words near to human habitation. People often plant cherry trees in their gardens, although I guess cherry seeds are also spread by birds.

I can’t remember the first time I saw a cherry tree, but I do remember that there was one in a park near where I lived as a child and I used to love looking up at it in the sunlight. In the spring, it was especially memorable because that was when it was in blossom

There are so many reasons why I like this tree. In spring,  its branches are heavy with bright pink blossoms, which are often one of the first signs of spring. The blossoms cover the tree and brighten everyone’s day, making people smile. They also attract bees, which drink their nectar. When the blossoms start to disappear, their soft pink petals blow like confetti in the spring breeze, showering any passers-by.

In the summer, the cherry tree bears a delicious fruit, the cherry. This small, round, dark red fruit has a seed inside, and when the fruit is ripe, it is deliciously sweet and also extremely healthy to eat. In autumn, the leaves of the cherry tree turn a beautiful orange colour, so once again this tree is a delight to look at. Another reason I like the cherry tree is that it provides valuable food for wild animals, such as birds, squirrels and so on. 

This sample answer took around 2 minutes, which is the maximum time you need to speak for in the IELTS Speaking Test Part 2. Try it yourself, and if possible, record your answer!

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