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IELTS Speaking Model: Buildings - Part 1

Updated on June 14, 2013


IELTS Speaking Model: Buildings - Part 1

IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Below are some sample questions and model answers for the topic ‘Buildings'

What kinds of buildings are popular in China nowadays?
Well I guess most people prefer skyscrapers in my country. I suppose the reason is cuz they are really tall and people nowadays are pretty fond of nice views. Also they are quite into houses because owning a house can show their social status.

Is it important to preserve old buildings?

Personally, I think preserving old builds is just a waste of space and money. As you know there is a shortage of land in the city so demolishing old buildings could make a lot of room. Furthermore the government invests a lot of money every year to preserve those buildings which, in my opinion is wasting our tax money.

How have buildings changed in the past few years?

There are two main changes that I could think of. Firstly buildings nowadays are much taller compared with buildings in the past. About 10 years ago the density of the city is much lower than it is today so there wasn't a need for tall builds and also, maybe we didn't have the technology or ability to construct buildings that high. Secondly buildings are equipped with more electronic devices nowadays such as ducted air-conditioning or security systems.

What aspect of culture to old buildings represent?

Old buildings are a symbol of my countries history and traditions. They remind us of what life used to me like and the hardships we have faced in the past. If they disappear China may lose a part of its identity cuz the style of old buildings are unique compared with other countries.


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