雅思口语part2话题卡：Describe a time when you get close to wild animals 野生动物
Describe a time when you got close to wild animals
You should say
Where you were
What the animals were doing
Who you were with
And what your reaction was
I am going to tell you an experience that I saw wild foxes. It was about two years ago when my parents and I went to my grandparents’ home, a remote village located on the rim of mountains, to celebrate the Spring festival. It was an arduous trip. We took 5 hours of train, 2 hours of coach and another hour of walk before finally arriving at the destination.
On the first day of the new year, after the feast and all the cleaning up, I was assigned the task to take out the garbage and dump it at the back of the house. This article is from Laokaoya website. It was already deep into the night. I had to hold a flashlight to illuminate the winding path since unlike the city, there were no lamps standing aside.
When I was pretty near the dumpsite, I suddenly noticed a scuffling noise. There seemed to be something or someone there. I stood still, lifted the flashlight and then there they were. Two foxes were digging into the garage and rummaging for some food. They were not even close to what I had seen in cartoons or comic books, where foxes had big, fluffy tails and wore the fiery coat. But both of them were in brown and their tails were just like that of the cats, nothing special.
I was amazed by this encounter. As a boy/girl who had been brought up in the city, I had never seen any wild animal before. It was a totally different experience from reading their descriptions on the book or watching them on the TV.
Part 3 追加问题
What are the difference between animals in zoos and those in the wild?
Why should the staff in the zoos teach the public about animals?
Why are people keen on keeping pets?
How can the increase of the human population influence wild animals?