IELTS Cue Card # 195 - Describe a building or construction which impressed you
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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 is/was
- what is looks 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 different cities of my country. But, they look so impressive and unique that it has become very difficult to choose one over the others as far as their looks and architectural designs are concerned. However, there is one building which looks way more impressive to me than other buildings, and I would like to provide some information on it here.
It 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 large tower constructions and beautiful looking glass. I am not a building expert, but when I went inside the building, I saw that all kinds of best quality building materials like silicone, aluminium and expensive glasses were used to construct it. 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 in our city is a construction that thoroughly impressed me when I saw it for the first time. I was about 12 years old when I first saw this building, and I still remember that I became astonished about its sheer size and marvellous architecture. It was a building like nothing that I had witnessed up until then. So it impressed me immediately.
10 to 15 storied building are quite common in our city but the 110 storied Central Bank building is something that stands atop every other construction in the city. Not only it is higher than other buildings but it possesses a unique architectural design also. It is bound to absorb someone's attention.
From a distance, it will only give you the impression of a futuristic megastructure but if you observe the building from nearby, you will perceive the real beauty of it - as if every inch of it has been drawn or designed before the construction. This building is a fine piece of architecture that prominently announces its presence. When I looked up while standing close to it, I got the impression that it is endless and had made its way to the immense sky. The long round clock in from of this building ticks loudly twice a day - at exactly 12:00 and 24:00 o'clock, 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. I think this iconic structure stands out from the crowd and is an example of great architectural work. I love it for its massive size and unparalleled beauty, and who would not!
Cue Card Answer 3:
The Great Wall of China is one of the most interesting man-made structures in human history. When I first visited this structure, I was quite taken aback by the massive length and intricate design of this edifice. I saw it several times on TV but viewing it with my own eyes was a totally different experience. In my opinion, this is the most interesting construction 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 a glorious time of history. It is more than 21 kilometres in length and is a series of fortifications made of bricks, tamped earth, stones, wood, and other materials. Several walls were 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 watching the enemy movements were the main reasons 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.
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, it clearly states the sheer size of this construction. Millions 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. So I can only be proud of this structure which still amazes me whenever I see or think about it.
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