Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll learn band score 8 IELTS vocabulary for animals.

The topic of animals is broad, to be sure, but you may meet it on your next exam.

There could be an article from a science journal on your Reading Exam, or a lecture on an endangered species in Listening Section 4, for instance.

Alternatively, questions about animal rights and uses pop up in IELTS Speaking and Writing as well.

8+ Animal Vocabulary for IELTS

The wild– nature

Domesticated– living in a house with people (such as pets)

Anthropomorphize– putting human characteristics onto animals

Fur– animal hair

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Feathers– long special hair on a bird

Hooves– animal feet, like horses and goats

Reptiles– animals that are cold-blooded, with scales

Mammals– animals that are warm-blooded, with hair

Amphibians– animals that can live in the water and on land, no scales

Battery farmingindustrial practice of putting lots of animals in rows of small cages

Specimen– research subject

Guinea pig– idiom for anything that is experimented on

Your assignment:

Choose an animal.

Research it to answer these questions: Where does it live? Is it native to the area? What is it used for? What are its characteristics?

Also, if you are learning English with your children, watch the cartoon Wild Kratts!

How would you use today’s vocabulary?

Share your example sentences with us in the comments section below!

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