Describe an area of science that interests you

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an area of science that interests you.

You should say

What is it?
How did you learn about it?
Why are you interested in it?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer

Honestly speaking, I am not too fond of science, especially physics and chemistry, but I like to learn biotechnology.

It is an exciting subject. It is not only about the human body, but provide information about plants and animals also.

How you learned about it?
I started taking an interest in that subject when I was in sixth classes. I used the internet along with books and notes, which were provided by class teachers.

I think the internet is the best way to learn a practical subject because a student can watch different videos of a single topic, which makes it easy to understand the challenging topic.

Why are you interested in it.
I like biotechnology very much because, with the help of this subject, now I know very well how to maintain the body physically and mentally fit. I am fond of planting, and I plant a variety of flowers and trees in my home.

I take care of these very well because I have excellent knowledge about the environment, and it is possible with the help of biotechnology. So these are the things which I like about science.



  • I find nearly all the different streams of science like biology, physics and chemistry very difficult.

What is it?

  • But one area that really interests me is astronomy.
  • As with many sky enthusiasts, my interest originated in childhood.
  • I don’t remember the exact moment, but I do remember being very interested in space in third grade when I was about seven.
  • I remember that there was a presentation in my school on stars.
  • I came back home and told my mother that I thought this was great stuff.
  • Soon, I could recite the names of the planets faster than anyone in the class, which for some reason, was very important to me.

How did you learn about it?

  • I used to love to sleep outside at night so that I could look at the stars.
  • My fascination with space kept growing with age.

Why are you interested in it?

  • I think my interest stems from my curiosity to learn more about the universe and the solar system.
  • Are there aliens? Or Are we alone?
  • Is there any other planet where we can survive, or is Earth the only one?
  • Space has endless mysteries, and there is so much we can learn from the study of space.
  • I am not a big movie buff, but I never miss a movie on space.
  • I think I have watched Interstellar ten times now. I also love to watch youtube videos on space by famous astronomists.
  • I am very interested in buying my own special telescope once I start earning.



  • Science is very important in a student’s life.
  • It’s through the science subjects that we begin to think logically and find answers to our questions.
  • I found all the aspects of science interesting, like physics, biology and chemistry, as these sciences answer everyday questions about why things happen and how we evolved.

What is it?

  • Today, I will be talking about science, which I find the most interesting.
  • It is computer science.

How did you learn about it?

  • I remember that I started becoming interested in it when we started with the computer science lessons in the 6th standard.
  • We had a wonderful teacher who taught us this subject in a very interesting way.
  • Her name was Ms. Meenakshi.
  • We used to have both theory and practical lessons for this subject.
  • We used to look forward to the lab sessions as we got to work on the computers at that time and try out several things we had learned in class.
  • The lab sessions were always enjoyable, but our teacher taught it in a very interesting way and we all enjoyed the theory lessons a lot too.

Why are you interested in it?

  • There are many interesting things that I have learned from this science.
  • The first thing is how we can use computers not just as a source of entertainment, but it’s use is much more vast than that.
  • It can be used to organize and plan things at home. It can be used for many other day-to-day activities like banking, research work, shopping, connecting with friends and relatives and so on.
  • Not only that, it helps the artists create new art and helps designers create clothes, cars, buildings, etc. Another reason that I have an interest in this science is because I know that in every field today, we need to use computers.
  • It will help me with my higher studies and also in my career later.
  • In this contemporary world, computer science has become an important science, and it is essential that everyone is computer savvy to be able to do well in their studies or work or even if it is used as a source of entertainment.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe an area of science that interests you”.

1. What’s the best invention in the past hundred years?
I think there are many inventions which have transformed our lives, but I think the invention of the internet has had the maximum impact. Today, we have endless information available at our fingertips, and we can communicate with anyone sitting anywhere.

2. What’s the influence of science on human life?
I think there are two main influences of science. First, science brings logic and reasoning in human life. It reduces the impact of superstition and makes us more open-minded and accepting of others. Second, science and inventions have made our life much more comfortable as compared to the past.

3. What can individuals do for scientific research?
I think most science inventions happen accidentally. Individuals see a need, and they come up with an idea to address that need. That is how new inventions take place. Individuals can also donate money to the scientific organisation to fund scientific research.

4. What influence can international cooperation in science bring about?
There main challenges to scientific research in today’s time is the lack of funding and lack of access to information. International cooperation can address both of them. If countries share funds and their knowledge, scientific research would definitely receive a boost.

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