Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

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?

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 Answers and follow up questions to describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card:

Model answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, I have seen many buildings with unique design contemporary as well as conventional but I would take this opportunity to talk about a very impressive and beautiful building that I saw recently.

Where it is? and What it is used for?
And it is the building of Elante shopping mall which is in city Chandigarh.

Recently I was on holiday in Chandigarh with my friends, so one day we decided to visit this shopping mall which is more like a shopper’s in paradise, and when we reached there we just got amazed because from outside this building just looked breath-taking.

What it looks like? and And explain why you like or dislike it?
Because the elevation of this building is entirely made of glass that looks stunning, and it looks exceptionally beautiful at night time when it gets illuminated with thousands of lights and we really couldn’t stop ourselves from taking pictures of this building.

In addition, the interior of this building is even more impressive, it has a column design, because of that from the inside it looks enormous in size, I must say Elante Mall has a state-of-art architecture and has a perfect layout.

The lower LEVELS have all the major brands, where people can enjoy their shopping just under one roof and buy anything they want from Clothes, Footwears to any other Household items, and on the upper levels there are Cinemas, Food Courts, Game Parlours and many more for the Entertainment of the visitors, and to access these all different levels, there are lots of escalators as well as elevators, so that people could comfortably access different floors, not of this building. Interestingly this show entire building is climate controlled, so people can enjoy their time at the shopping mall without being affected by the weather.

Conclusion:
Lastly, this building also ensures the safety and security of the visitors, there are fire exits, smoke alarms, water sprinkles, and everything is the to deal with any kind of emergency.

Model answer 2:

Introduction:

  • 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.

Where it is?

  • 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.

What it is used for?

  • Today, it is a famous tourist hotspot.
  • It is also a reminder of a colonial history as it was built nearly during the preindependence times.

What it looks like?

  • 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.

And explain why you like or dislike it?

  • 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 some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to 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. I3L TS makk AR

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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Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card

Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, I have seen many buildings with unique design contemporary as well as conventional but I would take this opportunity to talk about a very impressive and beautiful building that I saw recently.
Where it is? and What it is used for?
And it is the building of Elante shopping mall which is in city Chandigarh.
Recently I was on holiday in Chandigarh with my friends, so one day we decided to visit this shopping mall which is more like a shopper’s in paradise, and when we reached there we just got amazed because from outside this building just looked breath-taking.
What it looks like? and And explain why you like or dislike it?
Because the elevation of this building is entirely made of glass that looks stunning, and it looks exceptionally beautiful at night time when it gets illuminated with thousands of lights and we really couldn’t stop ourselves from taking pictures of this building.
In addition, the interior of this building is even more impressive, it has a column design, because of that from the inside it looks enormous in size, I must say Elante Mall has a state-of-art architecture and has a perfect layout.
The lower LEVELS have all the major brands, where people can enjoy their shopping just under one roof and buy anything they want from Clothes, Footwears to any other Household items, and on the upper levels there are Cinemas, Food Courts, Game Parlours and many more for the Entertainment of the visitors, and to access these all different levels, there are lots of escalators as well as elevators, so that people could comfortably access different floors, not of this building. Interestingly this show entire building is climate controlled, so people can enjoy their time at the shopping mall without being affected by the weather.