IELTS An Area Of Science That Interests You: Below are the sample answers for both Parts 2 and 3 talking about science. Study how the speaker developed his monologue in a more strategic way and how he discussed his answers in Part 3 targetting coherence or organization of his ideas and lexical resource. Get ideas and practice on your own and aim to achieve your target band score or even get a band 9.0.










Describe an area of science (physics, biology, chemistry, etc. ) that interests you


You should say:

What it is

When you knew it

How you learned it

And explain why you are interested



A N S W E R 


When I was a middle schooler, my mom asked me to plant a cabbage rose in a flower pot on one sunny and

scorching afternoon. As I was a kid at that time, I just obeyed my mom’s orders without any knowledge

about planting, especially the best practices of planting a rose. I just did it for the sake of obeying my mom.

However, a few weeks later, and to my surprise that cabbage rose grew healthily and beautifully and my

mom was elated and complimented me saying that I had green fingers. Since then, I became interested in

planting and learned about botany or plant science on my own by reading some articles online. 




Scorching [adj.] – very hot

For the sake of [phrase] – if one does something for the sake of something, one does it for that purpose to achieve that result

Elated [adj.] – to be very happy

To have green fingers [phrase] – to be good at gardening that their plants grow well

Botany [noun] – the study of plants; also called plant science or plant biology




i.) The speaker gave a background story about how he started liking plant science. That introductory part set a strong foundation for his story that helped him express his ideas in a more organized way. Also, that introduction aided him to formulate more ideas that would connect to the many ideas about the topic, as a result, he’s able to achieve speaking at length during his monologue delivery. 


A few years later, I became a high school student and I needed to study biology as it’s part of the science

education curriculum in our school. Interestingly, our biology teacher branched out into teaching us about

botany or plant science which thrilled me, simply because at that time I had already started gardening at

home – I did have some ornamental plants and I grew some vegetables.  I was thinking then, that what I

could learn from my teacher would be very useful for me.




Branch out [phrasal verb] – to explore something new

Thrilled [adj.] – excited 

Ornamental [adj.] – decorative




i.) The speaker started recalling the time when he started studying plant biology or science to add more details to his story. He gave some descriptive ideas about studying that subject. That would serve as supplemental details of his monologue. 


During our classes, I learned the importance of plants to humans, animals, and other living organisms. I

learned that plants are fundamental as they generate food, oxygen, fiber,  fuel, and medicine, among others

that would help us live or the other life forms to exist. What made me feel great was when I did learn the

important role of plants in the reduction of pollution. That alone encouraged me to continue my hobby of





Fundamental [adj. as used in the answer] – basic; of central importance

Generate [verb] – produce or create 

Reduction [noun] – the act of minimizing something




i.) In this part, the speaker talked about the importance of plants to humans and other living things. He enumerated the benefits of plants and his interest in them. Again, that served as supplemental to his monologue – adding more value. 


Now, I’ve continued to broaden my understanding of plant science through reading books and some valuable

articles online. And I must say, it’s definitely helpful because I have become self-sufficient in food since I’ve

grown my own fruits and vegetables at home which is completely helpful during this pandemic, knowing that

food prices these days are insanely high. I hope people will realize the importance of planting or gardening.

Hadn’t my mom asked me to plant that cabbage rose, I wouldn’t have discovered my interest in plants which

later on led me to enjoy learning about plant science. 




Broaden [verb] – widen

Self-sufficient [adj.] – needing no outside help in satisfying one’s basic needs

Insanely [adv.] – to an extreme degree




i.) Here, the speaker shared how he continued learning about that particular science and talked about his realization of liking plant science and how it helped him during the pandemic. That adds more value to his story and it’s a very good way to wrap up his monologue. 




What’s the best invention in the last one hundred years?


Well, without a doubt, it’s the internet! Since its invention, our lives have changed dramatically as we can easily connect with other people around the world, we can access various information effortlessly, and more importantly, different kinds of jobs have been generated, as a result, life has become more convenient for all of us. Thanks to Tim Berners-Lee who is the brains of the World Wide Web, all of the things that we’re now enjoying doing online are the end product of his brilliance. 




Dramatically [adv.] – greatly 

Generate [verb] – produce; create 

The brains of something [phrase] – the most intelligent person involved in something 

End product [noun] – something that is the result of or is created by an activity or process




i.) The speaker gave a direct answer with the use of a very good expression. Then discussed his answer by talking about the benefits it brought to humans. Also, to make his answer a little bit longer, he added the idea of talking about the father of the world wide web. That helped him sound knowledgeable and at the same time make him provide a well-thought-out answer. 



What’s the influence of science on human life?

Basically, science is life! From the moment we wake up till the moment we go to bed, science is involved. The food that we eat is a product of agricultural science; the skin and hair care products, the medicine that we take, the cosmetics that we use are examples of chemical science; the cars, computers, smartphones that we comfortably and conveniently make use of every day are from technological science.

These are just some examples of how science affects us every single day of our lives. Science plays an important role in our existence; science is life and life itself is also one kind of science.




Agricultural science [noun] – dealing with food and fiber production and processing

Chemical science [noun] – the science of matter; dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions 

Technological science [noun]  – the practice of engineering design; man-made

Make us of [phrase] – use for a purpose




i.) The speaker answered the question realistically enumerating the different sciences that people got involved in, in their respective lives daily. By doing that, he’s able to discuss his answers logically and at the same time be able to use lots of topic vocabulary. Then he simply ended his answer by stating his own realization about science. 


What can individuals do for scientific research?


Realistically, I don’t think every one of us has the capacity to contribute something valuable to one scientific research since not everyone has specialized knowledge, skills, or experience. I believe scientific research is only conducted by academicians or scientists, doctors, engineers, and the like, in other words, those who have the highest level of education.

However, ordinary people can be used as samples or subjects for some scientific study or research. One good example is the Harvard Study of Adult Development tracking the lives of almost 800 men for 75 years to know some clues about what leads a man to have a healthy and happy life. In that study, men from different backgrounds are the subjects, and researchers annually ask them about their life in general to collect data that would help their research. So, for that kind of research, common people can participate or contribute something important then, other than that, I doubt.




Capacity [noun] – someone’s ability to do a certain thing

Academicians [noun] – an honorific title to denote a full member of an academy that has a strong influence on national scientific life

Other than [preposition] – except for




i.) The speaker gave a realistic answer by simply stating that not everyone could contribute to scientific research because of obvious reasons. Then he transitioned to give one example in which people can be contributors to specific research. He provided details to his example to make the examiner understand his point. And finally ended his answer by acknowledging the fact that sometimes ordinary people could take part in some research. 




What influence can international cooperation in science bring about?


Well obviously, international collaboration in science promotes personal relationships of mutual respect and trust around the world. The scientists and engineers who are involved in scientific research play active roles in international diplomacy around the issues of science and technology like climate change, and nuclear arms control, among others.

Not only that, working with other countries provides access to valuable expertise, for instance, the gathering of epidemiologists from different countries to work hand in hand in combatting an epidemic. They conduct a collaborative study to understand the case profoundly that will lead to the creation of vaccines. So basically, the collaboration of different countries in the field of science has more positive influences on humankind and the world.




Collaboration [noun] – cooperation 

Nuclear arm [noun] – weapon such as an atomic bomb

Expertise [noun] – expert skill or knowledge in a certain field

Epidemiologist [noun] – a person who is an expert in the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases

Combat [verb] – fight; to take action to reduce or prevent something






i.) The speaker answered the question on a large scale by talking about diplomacy – how scientists, researchers, or engineers played a very important role in the field of achieving good relationships between countries to countries. To elaborate his argument, he gave one example that would support his point clearly. Then simply ended his answer by stating that international cooperation in science brought nothing but positive influences.




And that’s all about IELTS An Area Of Science That Interests You recent topic! Make sure to learn vocabulary for this topic so you’ll be able to express your ideas even better. Good luck!


Meaning of Words and Phrases Sources: Collins, Macmillan, Cambridge, Oxford

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