1、What’s your favorite animal? Why?
☑ Model Answer:I’d probably have to say dogs, it’s hard to explain exactly why though, I guess it’s because they are really loyal and quite affectionate and playful, much more so than cats who I think tend to be a bit more indifferent and aloof. So yeah I’d say I’m much more of a dog person than a cat person.
☑加分词汇：probably, loyal（忠诚的）, affectionate（有感情的）, playful（爱玩儿闹的）, indifferent（漠不关心的）, aloof（冷漠的）
(1) it’s hard to explain exactly why though；
(2) I’m much more of…..than…..
2、What kinds of animals do the people in your country usually keep as pets?
☑ Model Answer: I think typically, older people in my country go for things like pet birds, and maybe something like keeping fish in an aquarium（鱼缸）, younger people on the other hand are more likely to keep cats and dogs, especially those cute little dogs, terriers (小猎狗)and poodles(卷毛小狗).I think they’re called, in fact you quite often see young people carrying their dogs around or walking them in parks.
☑ 分析：雅思口语评分标准中7分档有一个要求是uses a range of connectives and discourse markers with some flexibility。答案中的probably。此答案中的typically, especially等都属于这类词。
☑ 加分词汇：typically, especially
☑ 加分短语：go for things like….（口语化的短语）；be more likely to ；carrying their dogs around; walking them in parks.
3、Do you think cities are suitable places for keeping a pet?
☑ Model Answer: As I just said, in my country most people keep small pets like birds, fish, cats and small dogs and if you ask me, these are totally fine to keep as pets in big cities;but if you’re talking about bigger pets, like some larger breeds of dog, you know likeGerman Shepherd dogs（德国牧羊犬）or Huskies, I don’t really think it’s fair to keep them in big cities because they need lots of wide open spaces to run around in, I really think these kinds of pets belong in the countryside or just somewhere with a big garden, not a cramped city apartment.
☑ 分析：此问题有一定的难度，考官给出的答案是分情况进行讨论, 同时就不同情况要给出原因说明，而不是简单的回答合适或者不合适。
☑ 加分词汇：totally , breeds(品种)；cramped（狭窄的）
☑ 加分短语：run around in， belong in
4、What do you think are the benefits for children if they keep a pet?
☑ Model Answer: I think everyone would agree that keeping a pet can teach a child a sense of empathy, especially if a kid learns to read their pet’s needs: is he hungry? Does he need to go outside? Maybe the pet needs to be comforted. As well as this a pet can teach confidence and responsibility simply because children can gain confidence by having the responsibility of caring for a pet. Even really young toddlers (学步的小孩) as young as three years old can manage simple tasks such as filling the pet’s water and food bowls. So yeah, definitely, in many ways pets can be a great influence on children’s development.
☑加分词汇：empathy同情，关心，especially， comforted舒服的, confidence , responsibility，definitely.
☑加分短语：As well as, gain confidence(获得自信), have the responsibility of（承担责任）, care for; manage simple tasks承担简单的事情；be a great influence on….对….有很大影响; in many ways.
☑加分句型：….. simply because………