Trong các chủ đề của IELTS Speaking Part 2 thì Zoo là một chủ đề quen thuộc nhưng lại có nhiều từ vựng liên quan chuyên biệt cần các bạn phải ôn luyện thật kỹ thì mới có thể đưa ra một câu trả lời lưu loát và nhanh chóng được. Hãy tham khảo bài viết dưới đây vì nó sẽ giúp ích cho bạn rất nhiều trong quá trình ôn thi IELTS Speaking đấy!

1. Từ vựng về Zoo

endangered animals: động vật có nguy cơ tuyệt chủng

the endangered species list: danh sách các loài có nguy cơ tuyệt chủng

zoos or wildlife parks: sở thú hay công viên động vật hoang dã

to be kept in zoos: bị nhốt trong sở thú

the food chain: chuỗi thức ăn

to be in danger of extinction: có nguy cơ tuyệt chủng

natural habitats: môi trường sống tự nhiên

animal testing: thử nghiệm trên động vật

to test the safety of new drugs: để kiểm tra sự an toàn của các loại thuốc mới

play an essential role in…: đóng 1 vai trò thiết yếu trong…

medical breakthroughs using animal testing: các đột phá y học sử dụng thử nghiệm động vật

suffer from stress, pain or even death: chịu đựng sự căng thẳng, đau đớn hay thậm chí là cái chết

a complete ban on…: một lệnh cấm toàn diện lên…

promote animal rights: bảo vệ quyền động vật

save endangered species: bảo vệ động vật có nguy cơ tuyệt chủng

to be treated with respect: được đối xử với sự tôn trọng

support breeding programmes: ủng hộ các chương trình nhân giống

sustained conservation efforts: những nỗ lực bảo tồn bền vững

raise more money for conservation: quyên góp tiền cho sự bảo tồn (động vật)

a stable ecological balance: 1 sự cân bằng sinh thái ổn định

the mistreatment of animals: sự đối xử bất công với động vật

illegal hunting, overfishing: săn bắt bất hợp pháp, đánh bắt cá quá mức

illegal poaching and trade: săn bắn và mua bán động vật bất hợp pháp

the destruction of forest habitats: sự hủy hoại môi trường rừng

cause great damage to …: gây ra sự hủy hoại lớn đối với…

2. Cue card và bài mẫu thường gặp về Zoo

Describe a time you saw an interesting animal. You should say:

- What the animals were
- When and where you saw them
- What it was doing when you saw them
- And explain how you felt about them

I’m going to talk about an occasion on which I got to see an ambush of tigers. I went to a safari last month and there I got a chance to see many wild animals like a lion, a tiger, hippopotamus, sloth bears, wolves, jackals and wild boar in close proximity for the very first time. I was intimidated yet immediately amazed to see many tigers and became aware of many hidden facts about this animal.

It was last summer when my whole family had a trip to Thailand, and we decided to visit the country’s renowned Safari World, a tourist attraction in Bangkok. It was established in 1988 with a total area of 480 acres (190 ha) for its open zoo and 180 acres (73 ha) for its bird park. The scenery there is fantastic and driving through this park searching for tigers is truly a great experience. This striped predator blends effortlessly into the forest undergrowth, making it even more of a thrill when you eventually spot one.

I found tigers quite intriguing and somehow mysterious. Our guide told us about their speed and agility. The tiger is the fastest land animal. The ferocity with which it pounces upon its prey is marvelous. While we were beholding its stature, a group of tigers was resting and seemed laid-back, so all of my family was quite assured. I have never seen tigers so close before and it was a great chance for me to really interact with these wildlife beauties.

As the atmosphere of my encounter with the tigers was mostly positive, it reminded me of my personal power and ability to overcome obstacles. Seeing this spirit animal also means that I can overcome my fears and learn how to deal with strong emotions that I once found threatening, but are becoming more and more manageable. The experience with this animal was memorable for me for many reasons.

Describe a time when you were really close to a wild animal. You should say

- What it looked like?

- Where you saw it?

- What it likes to eat or do?

- Why you like it?

Well, each and every creature on this planet has its own duties and so are the animals. They are the essential part of life chain without which human beings cannot survive. Humanity is hugely dependent on them directly or indirectly. Working with farm animals or keeping pets at home is really common but here I would like to talk about a time when I came extremely close to a wild animal. 

Actually, a year ago I made a plan with my friends to visit a national park in Chandigarh. It was really fun there as the atmosphere was pleasant and the park is immensly huge. We saw a lot of wild animals there, whereas, we were not allowed to go close to the cage where they were kept. Then we decided to go on a Jungle safari where the animals were open and we were in a jeep which was protected with strong metal due to safety reasons.

That was a time when I saw a lion which is my favourite animal due to various reasons. First and foremost is its appearance which includes his long vibrant fur on neck. This makes him completly different from others. Secondly, his strong aura due to which its considered as the king of the jungle. Once this animal came really close th our Jeep due to which all the people got scared as its a carnivores animal and is soo strong that it can even damage the vehicle. 

At last we came out safely and enjoyed a lot this trip. So, this is a wild animal that I saw from close and is also my favorite. 

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