77. IELTS Cue Card -
Describe an important building in your hometown
In this article, IELTS Game will add number 77 IELTS cue card sample on the series of IELTS cue card 2020 topics with band 9.0 model answers and part 3 follow up questions that will help you in your IELTS speaking test preparation.
This cue card is related to “Building description” topic and asking you to “Describe an important building in your hometown.“ and asking some questions related to this topic.
This cue card is expected to appear in Makkar cue cards 2020 according to Makkar IELTS guesswork.
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Describe an important building in your hometown.
You should say:
- – Which is the building?
- – Where it is?
- – How you know about the building?
- – Why you think it is important?
Band 9.0 Sample Answer.
One important building in my hometown is the city hall. The city hall is a large and impressive building located in the center of the city, and it is the seat of local government.
I know about the city hall because it is a prominent and well-known landmark in my hometown. It is a place that I have visited many times, both for personal and official purposes.
I think the city hall is important because it is the center of local governance and decision-making. It is where local officials and city council members meet to discuss and make decisions about issues that affect the community. It is also a place where people can go to access services and information related to the city, such as paying bills, obtaining permits, or registering to vote.
In addition to its practical functions, the city hall is also an important symbol of the community. It is a place that represents the values and aspirations of the people who live in the city, and it is a source of pride for many residents.
Overall, I think the city hall is an important building in my hometown because of the vital role it plays in local governance and community life.
Vocabulary and meaning.
Here are the difficult words from my previous answer, along with their definitions:
|City hall||A building that houses the administrative offices of a city government|
|Impressive||Making a strong or favorable impression|
|Landmark||A building or other feature that is easily recognized and is used to mark a location|
|Governance||The act of governing or controlling a group or organization|
|Decision-making||The process of making decisions or choices|
|Access||The right or opportunity to use or enter something|
|Permits||Official permission or authorization to do something|
|Symbol||Something that represents or stands for something else.|
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 describe an important building in your hometown IELTS Cue Card 2020.
1. What kinds of buildings are popular in India now?
India is a diverse country.
All types of buildings are popular in India. It depends on geographical area and also on the density of population.
In metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Delhi, there are tall buildings to accommodate more people, but smaller towns and cities have buildings, which spread horizontally and not vertically.
In areas with heavy rainfall, there are sloped roofs, whereas in other areas there are flat terraces.
So, it is difficult to generalize what types of buildings are popular in India now.
2. Compare old buildings and modern buildings. Which do people prefer to live in?
Old buildings were more spacious, but modern buildings are more compact.
Old buildings spread horizontally, but modern buildings spread vertically.
Old buildings mostly used locally available materials, but modern buildings use materials from around the world.
Old buildings had visible wiring and pipelines, but modern buildings have concealed wiring and water pipes.
Today people prefer to live in modern buildings.
Modern buildings are more comfortable and easy to manage.
3. How do people in India feel about old buildings?
People have different feelings about old buildings. Some people think that these should be demolished and new ones should be made instead.
However, others feel that we should preserve these old buildings
4. Do old people and young people in India have the same attitudes towards old building?
Old people and young people do not have the same attitude towards old buildings.
Old people are emotionally attached to old buildings, and so they want to preserve them and restore them.
However, young people like the modern buildings instead because they think that old buildings can be hazardous to live in.
5. Is it important to preserve old buildings? (Why?)
Yes, it is important to preserve some old buildings; especially those, which have some historical importance and can attract tourism.
However those buildings, which are in a very dilapidated state should be demolished and new ones built instead.
6. What aspect of culture do old buildings reflect?
Old buildings reflect how people lived in the past. Most old houses were very spacious.
The bathrooms were in one corner. Most houses had a central courtyard around which there used to be bedrooms.
7. Do you think it’s worth the money to preserve old buildings?
I do not think it is a waste of money to preserve those old buildings, which have some historical significance and can earn revenue in the form of tourist dollar. Some old buildings can be put to good use.
For example, the Sainik School of Kapurthala was once the home of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
8. How have buildings changed in the past few years?
Buildings have changed a lot in the past few years. Today we have more high-rise buildings.
Materials used in the buildings are also imported from all over the world. Buildings today focus more on utility than beauty.
People are using prefabricated materials for doors and windows and so less of wood is used. Today’s buildings are more energy-efficient.
9. Are expensive buildings a waste of money?
It depends. If too much money is spent to improve the façade of the building, then it is a waste of money.
But, if money is spent to make the building more energy efficient and utilitarian, then it is certainly not a waste of money.
10. Is it important to design a building?
Yes, it is very important to design a building. It would be very unwise to just start constructing without a plan.
The lighting, ventilation, security and many other things have to be considered.
A well-designed building has proper space management and saves a lot of hassle later on.
11. Can natural calamities affect people living in tall buildings?
Yes, definitely. That is why very tall buildings need highly skilled architects and engineers.
Today’s architects can design skyscrapers,which can bear the brunt of the natural calamities.
12. What has been the biggest change in your hometown in the last few years?
The biggest change has been the building of two flyovers, which have greatly improved the traffic.
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Cue Card sample 78
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