What would you like to change at the place where you live

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

What would you like to change at the place where you live.

You should say:
How you can do it?
What obstacles could come?
Why you want to make this change?

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

Well, I live in Sunam, which is a small city in the district Sangrur of the Indian state of Punjab. Even though it had changed a lot as compared to what it was when I was in the initial years of my primary schooling, but there is something that I don’t like in my local area. And If I’ll get a chance, then I’d like to open some colleges over there.

Actually, there aren’t many colleges in my hometown. In fact, there is only one such institute, due to which students need to go to other cities for their higher and tertiary education, which is not possible for everyone to move or commute every day. I think building and opening more colleges is the need of the hour and it will definitely bring myriads of advantages.

The first and foremost benefit is that children who take a step back from higher studies for various reasons like homesickness, travelling and living expenses, loneliness and many more would then can think of higher studies. Moreover, the more educated will be the youth, the more will my area develop, and consequently, the nation will also grow.

How you can do it? and What obstacles could come?
For starting up colleges, I would not only require a good business plan, but there could be some hurdles as well that I would have to clear first, like huge funds and regulatory requirements. Besides this, I would need to apply for a license as well to operate an educational institute.

Why you want to make this change?
At last, I would say that, if I’ll be given a chance to make this change to my hometown, I will work very hard for this.

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 “what would you like to change at the place where you live”.

1. How has your local area changed since you were a child?
As I have told you earlier, it has changed a lot since I was small. It has developed a lot in terms of infrastructure as many new buildings have now emerged. Also, the majority of roads have been built, and more vehicles can now be seen on roads. Moreover, all medical services are now available in my hometown since many new hospitals have been constructed in the last decade, including public and private hospitals.

2. Most people in this world do not live in their local area, why?
Well, I reckon that the majority of people feel that there are more opportunities outside their hometowns. And to achieve their dreams, they are left with no option but to leave their homes. That is why a large group of individuals nowadays is living in other parts of the world instead of their hometown.

3. Do you think your hometown is a good place to raise your children?
I think Yes. As a matter of fact, life is not very fast over there due to which parents are not very much busy in their work and can not only nurture good traits in their offspring, but also they can spend quality time with their kids. Apart from this, due to it being a small town, there is less pollution, and hence clean air is there to breathe. Moreover, people there live with a sense of integrity and brotherhood. So, I believe it’s a good place for the upbringing of my children.

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