IELTS Preparation

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike

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IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 360 with Model Answer:

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike.

You should say:

  • where this building is
  • what it looks like
  • what it is used for

and explain when you are planning on doing it in near future.

[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:

Thank you so much for this nice topic. I really am proud to have the chance of living in the city of Malaga in Spain. This is one of the oldest cities in the country and is adorned by numerous structures. Recently we got a large building in the southeast corner of the city. This is a mega shopping mall that has different brands and local shops.

The architectural design of the building is attractive. The outer of the entire building is made with glass. The 8-story building also looks gorgeous in the early part of the day. The sunlight reflection on the building is wonderful. The tower-like shape is able to arrest attention from everyone while the central heat controlling system provides comfort to the visitors.

The building is a shopping mall, and this is the largest one in the surrounding area. A wide number of shops are available there. If someone wants to get the most expensive products, they can have it here. Besides, some of the stores in the mall have discounts too. The collection of local and imported products will amaze the visitors and shop lovers indeed.

Well, first of I like the building for its outlook. But it hurts me when I remember that a large portion of the local natural environment was damaged during the construction. During the construction process, huge numbers of trees were cut down to make space for it. However, the facilities that we receive now are remarkable. The mall authority has also planted a notable number of plants around the building to compensate for the natural loss.

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