Describe an important plant in your country IELTS Cue Card

Describe an important plant in your country IELTS Cue Card

Describe an important plant in your country IELTS Cue Card


Describe an important plant in your country

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Where you see it
  • What it looks like
  • And explain why it is important

Sample Answer

India is a diverse country with a variety of plants. Indian citizens grow neem, basil, turmeric, and so on. But here I would like to talk about the most important plant grown in India: aloe vera. This plant is small in size and very easy to grow.

It doesn’t require much more water but needs sunlight to grow properly. This plant has many uses; aloe vera is used in many medicines, including antibiotics, antifungals, and anti-hygiene medicines.

 Doctors also advise diabetic patients to rub aloe vera gel on their feet. Many people grow it in front of their house’s main entrance. It is also very useful for decoration. It is a small plant and doesn’t require much assistance from a person, so it looks very good. Moreover, it produces ten times more oxygen than normal plants.

 People also like to keep it in their room near the window where there is access to sunlight. Apart from this, aloe vera and aloe vera gel are also very useful as many of the home remedies in India are done with aloe vera only, such as people growing their hair very well with aloe vera.

 Aloe vera gel is very good for hair and tanned skin. People cut the part of this plant and cook it as a dish because this purifies the human body.

Once, I read about a home remedy for long hairs on the internet. I brought a small aloe vera plant in a pot and placed it on my balcony, where there was excess sunlight. Watching it grow in weeks only with the excess sunlight, I saw that it had grown in a healthy amount. I then cut it safely, removed its gel, and applied it to my hair, which greatly helped. I saw that it is a very good remedy, so the use of aloe vera is very good. I think that aloe vera is a very good plant grown by Indian citizens.


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe an important plant in your country”.

1.What are the features of living in the countryside? 

The features of living in the countryside are that people are healthier than in the urban city areas and less stressful because in urban cities, there is more population, more traffic, etc., and the food is also not good there but in rural areas, people eat healthier food, and they do all the work by themselves so they stay more healthy and live a long life as compared to urban areas. 

2.Should schools teach children how to grow plants? 

Nowadays, schools should teach students how to grow plants because sometimes, when students grow a plant, they do not know how to water it, and the seed does not grow as well as the plant. So, the school should teach the students to grow more because it is necessary. 

3.Why do some people prefer to live in the countryside? 

People prefer to live in the countryside because the countryside is much more peaceful and healthier than urban areas. People eat healthier food, everything is organic, and they have to do their work themselves. They feel not too much because in rural areas, there is not too much population, so they can keep their privacy on their own.

4.Why do some people like to keep plants at home? 

People like to keep plants at home because they provide a very nice view of the home. The greenery around us makes us feel very happy, so people prefer to put plants in their houses. It also gives them a nice environment around them. We know that plants give us oxygen, so plants should be kept in the home. 

5.Have new kinds of plants grown in your city recently? 

Yes, new kinds of plants are now growing in the city as compared we think that before 20-30 years ago, the plants were different and now the plants are different. Some plants are becoming extinct, and new types of plants are growing like new types of bushes and shrubs are growing now.

6.Are there many trees in your city? 

I don’t think so. My city is Ropar. There are not too many trees, but one area is very greenery where I live because, at its backside, there are mountains so we can feel that my area has many more trees than as compared to the city area.

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