Last week’s IELTS Speaking Part 2 question might appear slightly difficult because it is a departure from the usual questions about personal experiences.
However, since this is a factual question, some students actually find it easier to answer. Also, the scope of making grammatical errors is greatly reduced in the case of factual questions since much of the answer needs use of only the present simple. It’s a good idea to look at the wikipedia page of your country’s national animal, bird, dress, festival etc. and make brief notes in order to prepare for such questions.
Here’s my model answer:
I’m going to talk about the elephant which is the national animal of Thailand.
If I’m not mistaken, the elephant is the largest mammal that lives on land. It is probably around eight or nine feet tall. It has big flappy ears and trunk that brushes the ground. Continue reading