(2022) Describe a Person You Know Who Loves to Grow Plants IELTS Cue Card

Describe a Person You Know Who Loves to Grow Plants (e.g. vegetables/fruits/flowers etc.)

Describe a person you know who loves to grow plants
Describe a person you know who loves to grow plants

Cue card

You should say:
– Who this person is
– What he/she grows
– Where he/she grows them
– And explain why he/she enjoys growing plants

Sample answer 1

Gardening is becoming a very popular hobby in my country in recent years. I know many people who like to do gardening. However, today I am going to talk about my grandfather because I learnt about growing plants from him.

My grandfather started this hobby after retirement. He retired from China Agricultural University as a lecturer, so he had pretty good knowledge about plants. However, he never got much time, before retirement.

His house has a big backyard, so there is a lot of open space to grow plants. He started with flowers like roses and jasmine. Then he planted some fruit trees like apples, oranges, and pomegranates. Now, he has a kitchen garden, and he grows all his vegetables by himself.

There are a lot of pesticides and chemicals being used in farming nowadays. So, he doesn’t like to buy vegetables from the market. Although organically grown vegetables are also available in the market nowadays, their prices are too high currently. I also feel that the vegetables grown by him have a different taste. Maybe it is because instead of using chemicals, he uses kitchen waste as compost.

I guess I don’t have much of a green thumb,every year I plant cabbage, beans and sweet corn in my backyard but all I ever get is a lot of weeds. During corona time, however, I had a lot of free time and so I learnt a bit of gardening from my grandpa. That’s when I came to know about his love for gardening and how much knowledge he had. For example, he taught me how to safely and naturally deal with common pests, diseases, and weeds that can wreak havoc on the garden.

In the beginning, I started with just a few tomatos. But with grandpa’s guidence, now I can do really well in planting, caring for, and harvesting several kinds of vegetables. I guess this is the most fulfilling part for a gardener.

Sample answer 2

I wanna talk about my neighbour Teresa who’s keen on gardening and has inspired me to grow plants myself.

I first met her in the elevator in our apartment. She was reading a book, totally immersed in it that she forgot to push the button on the panel. So I asked her which floor she lived on. She said 6 and I realized we lived on the same floor. Out of curiosity, I asked her what she was reading, and she said the book is about indoor gardening. I told her I merely saw people grow vegetables on farmland, but I hardly knew how it could be done indoors.

I could see her face suddenly brightened and she started to introduce to me eagerly the concept and method of indoor gardening even after we stepped out of the elevator. That’s how we were introduced.

A few days later Teresa invited me to her home to take a visit of her indoor garden. There’s a big south-facing window in her sitting room by which she keeps her veggies. She told me that insufficient light is the major barrier to success in indoor gardening, so it’s important to select a spot that receives the strongest and most sustained sunlight.

Teresa grows a variety of veggies, including herbs like basil and parsley, which are common ingredients for many recipes and are also delightfully fragrant and pleasant to have at home. She also keeps green beans, spinach and arugula that can thrive indoors because they grow well even in partially shaded conditions.

After the visit, I was so inspired and decided to have a go at growing vegetables at home as well. I still remember vividly the moment the first seed I planted with my own hands popped up from dirt. It’s incredibly satisfying. For me, indoor gardening is an empowering pursuit that not only lowers my food bill but also engages my mind.

Describe a Person You Know Who Loves to Grow Plants sample video

Part 3

1. Are there many people growing their own vegetables now?

2. Do you think it’s good to let kids learn how to plant?

3. What do you think of the job of a farmer?

4. What are the differences between traditional and modern agriculture?

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