IELTS Speaking Part 1 FLOWERS: Study the sample answers about flowers below. Understand how the speaker answers each question and what topic vocabulary or collocations are used in every answer.

Talking about flowers in your actual IELTS Speaking exam is never complicated at all as long as you have some basic knowledge about the types of flowers or planting. Practice the following questions about flowers written below so you can achieve a band 7.0 or even achieve a band 9.0!








ielts speaking flowers topic, poppies

Lovely poppies in the field captured by Corina Ardeleanu



What kinds of flowers do you know?


(Answer 1)


I don’t think I can name everything that I know as they’re just numerous, but anyway, let me mention my favorites such as roses, lilies, daffodils, carnations, tulips, and sunflowers. These flowers are what I love the most and I’m happy to say that I have all of these flowers in my garden.


(Answer 2)


Well, I know lots of flowers like violets, jasmine flowers, azaleas, lavenders, poppies, among others. Although I don’t have a green thumb, I make sure to have some flower plants at home to make my house lively. You may wonder if that’s really possible, well honestly, it is. I ask my husband to plant flowers in our garden and take care of them since he’s naturally good at planting. 




Numerous [adj.] – countless 

Have a green thumb [idiom] – to have the ability to grow plants well



Are there any flowers that have special meaning in your country?


(Answer 1)


Well, jasmine is our national flower, it symbolizes purity, simplicity, humility, and strength. We also believe that red roses are a symbol of our passionate love for someone while the chrysanthemum symbolizes our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. 



(Answer 2)


I’m pretty sure there are but I’m not certain about their significant meaning, except for cherry blossoms. They represent a new beginning, a new life, a new adventure, something like that. So that’s why every month of April, we feel so delighted to see cherry blossoms. They give so much life and that makes us so inspired. 




Bereaved [adj.] – suffering the death of a loved one 

Certain [adj.] – having no doubt; being true or real

Something like that [idiom] – something similar to what has been mentioned


Have you planted any flowers?


(Answer 1)


Yes, I have a flower garden at home. I planted most of them when I was a college student. My interest in planting flowers started when I bought a bouquet of roses for my girlfriend. I realized that the price was incredibly expensive, especially since I was only a student then. I was thinking that I’d better grow my own roses so I didn’t need to buy flowers every Valentine’s day. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with planting many kinds of flowers at home. 



(Answer 2)


Yes, several times but they just died. I believe I don’t really have the natural ability to grow plants but that does not stop me from collecting ornamental plants at home. Thank God, my husband is great at planting so we have a lovely garden at home. 



Bouquet [noun] – a bunch of flowers arranged attractively 

Incredibly [adv.] – unbelievably 

Fall in love [phrase] – develop a liking for something 

Ornamental [adj.] – decorative



Have you sent flowers to anyone?


(Answer 1)


Of course! I have sent flowers to my mom every year on Mother’s Day and her birthday. She loves carnations so I never miss sending her some during those special days. And to my girlfriend every Valentine’s. Somehow it has become my tradition to send flowers to them and I like it.


(Answer 2)


Yes! In our country, sending flowers to our parents, lovers, and teachers is part of our culture. So every year, we make an effort to buy a bouquet of flowers and give them to people who are near and dear to us, but for me, I just pick flowers in our garden and send them to my parents or to my closest friends who celebrate their birthdays. 



Somehow [adv.] – in some way 

Near and dear [idiom] – of great importance to and held in very high esteem by one





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And that’s all about IELTS Speaking Part 1 recent topic about Flowers. Now that you have some great ideas on how to answer questions that talk about flowers and planting, spend time practicing answering these questions in your own words. Avoid memorizing the sample answers because the examiner will know that. These sample answers serve as your guide. Good luck! 


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

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