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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe coronavirus (Covid-19)

Describe coronavirus (Covid-19)

You should say:

  • What is it?
  • How is it caused?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • And what precautions should be taken?

Sample Answer:

Coronavirus is a chronic viral family that starts from a normal cold and cough to severe respiratory disease that can have fatal effect on its patients. This virus was only identified recently in Humans. Coronavirus was mainly found in animals like bats, camels, cattle and cats.

According to the researchers and doctors, this deadly virus is zoonotic which mainly spreads due to consumption of certain animals. It is a contagious infection which transmits from person to person due to close contact. This occurs when the infected patient coughs or sneezes or touches the other person. The method of infection is similar to many other viral diseases.

World Health Organization mentions that the signs of coronavirus can be cough, breathlessness, fever or breathing difficulties. If the infection spreads in the entire body, it can lead to failure of kidney and even death.

Experts say that this virus is less deadly than those identified before. It has taken the life of hundreds of people around the world, especially China. The scientists are still working to develop a vaccine for this global scourge, however, that is likely to take a long time. Until then, the best course of action is to follow usual precautions such as avoiding the contact with sick and practising good hygiene such as washing hands, etc.

When in public, individuals can choose to use a disposable mask. It is a global emergency and people should work on this together so as it does not become a deadly pandemic. 


In conclusion, coronavirus is primarily a virus which spreads from humans to animals. Mostly, it is the consumption of meat of infected animal which causes it. Today, it has become global emergency and only reason there is no major fallout is because the mortality rate is low. If the mortality rate was similar to SARS or MERS, it could easily spell disaster for the global economy and developing countries.

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