IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic: Plants
Do you like plants? Why?
Yes of course I do! I think they add to the ambiance (charm; feeling) of our homes. I can’t explain it exactly, but they just make you feel better somehow. Maybe it’s because of the oxygen and the physical appeal.
What plants do you like?
I really like orchid flowers. I have several of them, both white and purple, around my home. My friends always give me orchid flowers for special occasions since they know I like them so much! Furthermore, I love the look and symbolism of the lotus, but it’s a bit difficult to find them here in Spain since they aren’t native to this part of the world.
Have you ever grown any plants?
I would love to, but I’ve never really had the chance. Since I live in an apartment without a balcony, it’s quite difficult for me to get the necessary sunlight. Oh, how I dream of having a big back yard (grassy green area behind the house, usually in the US) with a vegetable and herb garden one day! I want my own tomatoes and basil especially.
Did you grow any plants when you were a child?
I never grew any plants as a child, but I used to help my grandmother on her olive tree farm in the countryside of southern Spain. I’ve learned that olive trees need mild winters and long, warm, and dry summers to sustain themselves.