IELTS Cue Card Sample 195 - Describe a building or construction that you have seen and impressed you

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

Describe a building or construction that you have seen and impressed you.

You should say:

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

and explain why it impressed you.

Possible Answer 1:
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 2:
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 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 the approaching enemies. This vast wall runs across the 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.

Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would also enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

  1. Describe a famous building or architecture in your country.
  2. Describe a building or hall in your school or college.
  3. Describe a building or house where you live in.
  4. Describe a historical place you have been to.
  5. Describe a large construction you have seen.
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