Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution.

You should say:
Where is it?
When you visited this place?
What kind of pollution you saw there?
And explain how this place was affected?

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


The pollution is the biggest problem which is increasing at an alarming rate all over the world. I think there is no place that is in the world, which is pollution-free.

Where is it?

Here I am going to talk about a city Patna which is very polluted. People are suffering from many health-related problems because of air pollution, water and noise pollution.

When you visited this place?

I went there in January this year. I went there to visit Sikh gurudwara. The place is very famous for a different thing, but Punjabi people go there because tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born here. It is the 19th largest city in India.

What kind of pollution you saw there?

Traffic is very high in this city which not only increases air pollution but creates noise pollution also which affect children study and health. I saw people clean only their house, shops and put the waste on the road or in the open area, which increases pollution.

Explain how this place was affected.

There are more than 50 industries some are IT and some manufacturing companies which produce much waste which polluted water. Some time this polluted water mixed with drinking water which affects people’s health. I took a sigh of relief when I came back from Patna because my eyes got infected due to the air pollution.

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 a place you visited that has been affected by pollution”.

1. What kinds of pollution are serious in your country?

Well, all kinds of pollution like air, water, soil, and noise are serious in my country. However, due to traffic and factories, air pollution is increasing at an alarming rate.

2. What can individuals do to protect our environment?

Individuals can contribute in many ways, like they can use eco-friendly things. People can clean their surroundings and plant new trees. They can use a bicycle instead of a car to cover a short distance.

3. Do you think individuals should be responsible for pollution?

Yes, they are responsible for pollution. No one realizes their duties toward nature and uses those things which pollute the environment. People should reduce the usage of private vehicles, plastic, and many other things that destroy nature and save the environment.

4. Why is there a need to involve government in environmental protection?

There is a need to involve the government in environmental protection because only the government can make the strict rules which people have to follow if they do not do it then they have to pay heftily amount as fine.

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