IELTS Preparation

Describe a transport problem in your city/town


IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 336 with Model Answer:

Describe a transport problem in your city/town.

You should say:

  • what the problem is
  • what the causes of this problem are
  • how it affects you

and explain how you think it might be solved.

will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one
minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes
to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:

Traffic congestion is a great problem at present. The number of commuters is on the rise in Hong Kong. In line with the passengers, the number of vehicles is also increasing too. As a result, the traffic congestion has become a great problem for the ordinary people. Moreover, the high population density is creating the situations worst. It is a smart candidate task card to point out the situation and solution. I will describe the matters now.

Basically, the main causes of transport problem in Hong Kong is the dense population, increased number of vehicles and narrow roads. The roads are too narrow in some points that cars and other vehicles cannot move smoothly together while pedestrians also cross the street at the same point. Most of the people want to travel through the least expensive which is another reason for this congestion. 

I am greatly affected by this issue. Reaching office in time becomes difficult. I become unable to ride on the public transports for the crowds and sometimes the traffic congestions make delay to reach office in time. So, when I am office after around one hour in streets, I lose the desired level of productivity. While returning home, I have to experience the similar events which are really irritating.  

Only one thing can solve the problem and that is widening the streets. Most of the streets are less spacious than they were supposed to be. Secondly, a balance should be brought in the movement of traffic. Most of the drivers drive after their will and cause the congestion. The increased number of private cars is also another cause for the situation. So, if the number of private cars could be controlled and the streets could be made wider, I think the problem would be solved to some extent.

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