Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike

Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike

205. IELTS Cue Card -
Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike

In this article, IELTS Game will add number 205 IELTS cue card sample on the series of 2021 cue cards with band 9.0 model answers and part 3 follow up questions that will help you in your IELTS test preparation.

This cue card is related to “Building description” speaking topic and asking you to “Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike and asking IELTS speaking part 3 follow up questions from Makkar May-Aug 2021 cue cards guesswork.

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Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike
Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike

IELTS Cue Card Sample 205

Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike.

You should say:

  • – Where it is?
  • – What it is used for?
  • – What it looks like?
  • – And explain why you like or dislike it?

Band 9.0 Sample Answer Ideas.

• I live in the countryside and there are mostly single story-buildings here.

• So I can’t really think about a tall building in my village.

• However, my family and I visit Ludhiana very often and it has a huge iconic landmark, the clock tower.

• We locals call it ‘Ghanta Ghar’.

• The clock tower is at the entrance of the commercial centre of Ludhiana and a just a few kilometres to its east is Ludhiana’s railway station.

• Today, it is a famous tourist hotspot.

• It is also a reminder of a colonial history as it was built nearly during the pre- independence times.

• The design reflects the traditional European Gothic Style.

• The building is made with red bricks but it is still striking among the colourful and vibrant marketplace.

• By today’s standards, it would not be considered very tall.

• I think if I had to describe it, its height would be the same as a four or five-story apartment building.

• In the residential areas of the city, there are many 30-40 story buildings as well.

• But considering the marketplace nearby, which are just single or double-story, it stands tall.

• Today, the Ghanta Ghar is a hub of political activity.

• It is main location where political parties gather for protests.

• Unfortunately, as the streets nearby are narrow, this leads to traffic congestion.

• So, protestors are generally asked to move to nearby open grounds after some time.

• I like it because it is a reminder of our past.

• Moreover, the building has a certain charm to it. It looks beautiful and tall among the haphazard development around it.

• Many times when I go to Ludhiana to watch movies and for shopping, I meet friends there.

• So, it would always be important to locals and people nearby as a landmark.

IELTS Speaking part 3 Follow Up Questions.

Here are some follow up questions you may be asked during part 3 IELTS Speaking exam by the IELTS examiner related to 1st cue card:

“Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike”

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in tall buildings?

I think the main advantage of living in tall buildings is better daylighting and air ventilation. It also offers a great view of city life. Finally, the upper floors are free  from the noise of the streets below.

On the other hand, the main drawback is the risk of disasters like fires and falling down due to earthquakes. Another thing I dislike is that it is a lot more time taking to enter or leave the apartments.

2. Do you think there will be more tall buildings in the future?

Yes definitely, as the land is becoming scarce especially in big cities. I think in the future it would be a luxury to live in single-storey or double storey houses and tall buildings would be commonplace.

3. Why aren’t there many tall buildings in the countryside?

The simple reason is the availability of land. As there is a lot of vacant land available in countryside regions, tall buildings don’t make sense. 

Moreover, people in the countryside are accustomed to spending times in open spaces and even if tall apartments are built in such areas, I don’t think people would prefer living in them.

4. Why do some people like to live in tall buildings nowadays?

I think the main reason is that they are cheaper. Especially in bigger cities, the land is so costly that it is impossible for even the affluent to afford single storey or double storey houses.

Moreover, tall buildings offer certain respite from the noise from the streets below.

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