IELTS speaking part 2: A poisonous plant you know

IELTS speaking part 2: A poisonous plant you know

Today, we are going to talk about a quite strange topic: A poisonous plant you know. This topic was used in India in 2020.

Which is the plant and how do you know about it
What is the shape of that plant?
Have you ever seen that plant?


Note: Just get ideas, expressions and vocabulary, should not learn by heart

India is rich in flora and fauna. There are millions of species of plants that a person can spend his/her entire life counting them all. I know about a handful of plants that are harmful or poisonous. The one which I am going to talk about today is Wild Carrot.

It is one of the most poisonous plants that are found in my country. This plant was first found in temperate regions of Europe and Southwest Asia. This plant can also be found in some areas of North America and Australia.

I came to know about this plant when I was in school. I had participated in a botanical exhibition where schools from all over my hometown had come there to participate in that exhibition. Our teacher selected me and one of my friends for my class to participate in the exhibition.


Our teacher told us the details of the plant and the school administration arranged it for us. That plant doesn’t look so big. It is only a foot tall over of the ground. The leaves of the wild carrot are very thin and spiky.

The leaves are of light green colour and has small flowers on it. The colour of the flowers is white and pale yellow. It has a solid but thin stem that supports hairy like leaves at the top. The leaves are very thin and curved at the edges. The leaves are in the shape of a needle. Thick at the bottom and it becomes thin at the top.

This plant blooms in summers and just before the winters start. Its leaves are also allergic and can cause irritation to the skin when held in hand. This plant is very rare, and people can also mistake it for the real carrot that we eat. The plant is similar in size, but the carrot’s texture and colour are different.

I had never seen such a plant in my life before. We handled that plant with care and explained the features to everyone in the exhibition. We used surgical gloves to touch the plant as it might have caused allergy to us.

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