IELTS Cue Card Sample 195 - Describe a building or construction which impressed you

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a building or construction you saw and which impressed you.

You should say:

  • where it was
  • what is looked like
  • when you saw it

and explain why it impressed you.


Model Answer 1:
I have had the opportunity to see several impressive buildings in the different cities of my country. But, they looked so impressive and unique that it became very difficult to choose one over the others as far as their looks and architectural designs were concerned. However, there was one building which looked way more impressive to me than other buildings, and I would like to provide some information on it here.

It was/is located in the capital city of my country which is popularly known as the largest shopping mall in South Asia. I am talking about “Jamuna Future Park”. This building is so huge, with a gross leasable area of 1,614,586 square feet, that even though the construction of this building started in 2002, it was actually completed in the year of 2013.  

Anyway, I have seen it many times, and when I saw it for the first time about a few years ago, all I could see was a gigantic building, standing tall with its 7 floors. The building also had a tower-like entrance which was made of tower shape, beautiful looking glass. I am not a building expert, but when I entered inside the building, I saw that all kinds of best quality building materials like silicone, aluminium and expensive glass. In addition to that, I could also see that the surface of each floor of the building was glazing exquisitely with all kinds of beautiful looking tiles and marble stones. Finally, the lighting scheme inside that building was so beautiful and matched so perfectly with the decoration inside that I felt like I was actually spending my time in a "dreamland".

The building impressed me because it was a “mini modern city” by itself with its own power plant, indoor transportation facilities, facilities for live entertainment, theme park, gymnasium, swimming pool, health club, food court, world-class movie theatre and Wi-Fi internet system. Besides, the interior of the building was so spacious one could literally get lost in it while looking at its elegant interior and decoration. All in all, it was a building worth visiting.


Sample Answer 2:
The Central Bank building is the one that really impressed me. I was then almost 17 years old when I first this building and I still remember that I became amazed watching and wondering about it.

10-15 stories building are quite common in our town but the 75 storied central bank building is really different. Not only it is higher than most other buildings but it also possesses an eye-catchy architectural design which is bound to absorb any one's attention. From far it will only give you the impression of a futuristic mega structure but if you observe the building from nearby, you will see the real beauty of it.

It looks like every inch of it has been drawn before building it. This building is a fine piece of architecture that prominently announces its presence. When I looked at the top of this building I got the impression that it is endless and has made its way over the sky. The long round clock in from of this building ticks twice to let the city dwellers know its presence.

This central bank building is situated near the National Museum of the city. From a far away, it looks like a pathway to the sky and from nearby it seems like a massive yet beautifully designed architectural building.


Cue Card Answer 3:
The Great Wall of China is one of the most interesting buildings and man-made constructions in history. When I first visited this structure, I was quite taken aback by the massive length and intricate design of this edifice. I saw this building several times on TV but viewing it in person was a totally different experience for me. In my opinion, this is the most interesting buildings/constructions that I have ever seen.  

The Great Wall of China is one of the seven wonders of the world and indeed a magnificent construction that reminds us of the history of the past. It is more than 21 kilometres in size and is a series of fortifications made of brick, tamped earth, stone, wood, and other materials. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century and the majority of the existing walls were constructed during the Ming Dynasty. Protecting the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe and to watch the enemy movements were the main reason this Great Wall was constructed. Soldiers used to keep walking on the Great Wall and could easily warn others about approaching enemies. This vast wall runs across China like a large dragon and stands like the protector of the country. Soldiers used to walk on this wall and kept eyes on enemy activities and fires were lit if any suspicious activity was observed to warn other soldiers.  

There is a common misconception that this is the only man-made construction that can be seen from the moon. Though this is an exaggerated statement, however, it clearly states the sheer size of this construction. Thousands of tourists each year come to visit this wonderful construction and this has become one of the most significant tourist attractions in China. In a way, the Great Wall has become a symbol of China's pride and a prominent example of its past glory and strength.


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