Unit 51: Topic Animal – IELTS Speaking

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Pet là một chủ đề nhỏ trong topic Animal thường gặp trong IELTS Speaking. Các bạn cùng tham khảo bài mẫu về topic này dưới đây để cùng áp dụng thêm cho bài thi của mình nhé. 

IELTS Speaking Sample

1. Why do some people keep pets at home?

I think we would all agree that pets are loyal companions to human. Especially for those who adopt pets when they were just newborns, these animals are like the precious children to many families.

2. Have you ever had a pet before?

I used to have a puppy corgi when I was a kid. He and I were best friends, actually. I remember taking him to the park, feeding him with milk and training him with many cool tricks. Sadly, when I got older, I discovered that I am allergic to dog fur, so I had to give him away.

3. Do you like to see animals in the zoo?

I’ve been to the zoo once, so I can’t really tell whether I’m into it. It was good to see exotic animals like lions or giraffes when you were a kid. But when I got older, I’ve come to realize that zoos are no different from prisons for animals, where they are caged and locked away from their natural habitat.

4. What is the most popular animal in Vietnam?

I suppose the most popular animal in my country is the dog. A lot of Vietnamese children grow up with fond memories about their puppies as their childhood best friend. Besides, you can see that there are many dog rescue groups in the main cities, which aims to save dogs from being abandoned or kidnapped.

Từ vựng hữu ích:

Loyal companion /ˈlɔɪəl//kəmˈpænjən/ : người bạn trung thành

Newborn/ˈnjuːbɔːn/: (động vật) mới sinh

Be allergic to /bi/ /əˈlɜːdʒɪk/ /tə/: dị ứng với cái gì

Give sth away /ɡɪv/ sth /əˈweɪ/ : cho đi

No different from /nəʊ/ /ˈdɪfrənt/ /frəm/: không khác gì

Cage /keɪdʒ/: nhốt vào lồng

Lock away /lɒk//əˈweɪ/: nhốt để tránh xa khỏi điều gì

Fond memories /fɒnd//ˈmeməriz/: những ký ức vui vẻ

Dog rescue groups /dɒɡ//ˈreskjuː//ɡruːps/: các nhóm giải cứu chó

Abandon /əˈbændən/: bỏ rơi

Kidnap: bắt cóc


5. Do you like to have a pet?

– Yes I do, however, I’m living in an apartment and our landlady doesn’t allow us to keep pets in our units. She doesn’t want to hear noises from dogs or cats as they may disturb other occupants. Well, there’s nothing I can do but obey the rule.

– Yes definitely! I’m an animal lover, in fact, I have different kinds of pets at home. I have two rabbits, two parrots, a poodle dog, and a Siamese cat. I don’t know but I have a soft spot for animals ever since I was a child.

– Well keeping pets is not my cup of tea. Of course, I never dislike animals, it’s just that, I’m not into it. To have a pet like dogs is really costly, most especially when they are sick, sometimes the medication is much more expensive than humans when they get ill. And because of that, I’m afraid that I cannot afford to provide the needs of my pet if I have one.

6. Have you ever had a pet when you were young?

– Yes I had, I had a black and dappled labrador dog. He’s a very faithful and playful dog, I remember, every time I came back home from school, he always jumped on me and licked my face. Oh I miss those days but I know he’s in a dog heaven now.

– Unfortunately not, since my mom is an asthmatic. As you know, the dander of animals can trigger asthma attack. Well I really wanted to keep a pet when I was little but I just couldn’t because of my mom’s condition.

7. What animals you would like to have as pets?

Well like most people love having, I want dogs or cats! I love dogs as they are loyal and playful. Not to mention they can serve as guards in our houses. Also, I want to keep cats because they’re independent and I enjoy listening to them when they purr.

Trên đây là những bài mẫu hay topic Pets, các bạn tham khảo thêm nha.

Describe an interesting animal

You should say about:

– What animal it is;

– What features it has;

– Why you find it interesting;

– And explain how you feel about it.

Suggested answer

To talk about an interesting animal, the first thing that comes to my mind is the sloth. Sloths are tropical mammals that live in South America. Sloths have short, flat heads, big eyes; short snouts, long legs, and tiny ears. Some species have stubby tails. Altogether, sloths’ bodies are usually between 50 and 60 cm long. Sloths are portrayed as hilariously slow in Disney’s latest movie ‘Zootopia’ – a smash hit internationally, as it appealed to all age groups. And also thanks to that movie, I came to know this animal.

Besides, they are experts in playing cute. I think that’s probably the reason why so many people like sloths, including me.

And after reading a few articles about sloths, What strikes me the most is that sloths are ‘vegans’, they eat leaves, flower petals and other plant products. They use their long claws to hang onto branches while they feast on the leaves that other animals can’t reach. And surprisingly, they are strong swimmers. They will sometimes drop down from their treetop perches into water and use their extended arms to propel through the water.

They are herbivores. They can be compared to koala bears in some ways, as they are both considered to be bone idle.

So I think it’s a really interesting animal and I hope to see it in the flesh one day.


– Sloth (n) /sloʊθ/ : con lừơi

– Mammal (n) /ˈmæm.əl/: động vật có vú

– Stubby (adj)  /ˈstʌb.i/: mũm mĩm, mập mạp

– Portray (v) /pɔːrˈtreɪ/: khắc họa

– Vegan (n) /ˈviː.ɡən/: người ăn chay

– Propel (v) /prəˈpel/: vẫy, đạp, khua

– Herbivore (n) /ˈhɝː.bə.vɔːr/ : động vật ăn cỏ


– To be an expert in (St): rất giỏi trong việc gì

My close friend, Henry, is an expert in telling the difference between twins.


– In the flesh: thật, bằng xương bằng thịt

I have already seen her performance on TV but never in the flesh.

– Bone idle: rất lười

There is a misconception that pigs are bond idle. However, contrary to what people may think, pigs are proved not to be lazy at all.


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