IELTS Cue Card: Describe a famous building / landmark

Describe a famous building / landmark

IELTS Cue Card Question 75 With Model Answer:

Describe a famous building / landmark in your hometown.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • how old it is
  • how it looks
And explain why you think it is an important landmark/ building.
[You 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:
France is a globally renowned country with several tourist spots and the Eiffel Tower is the most prominent one in the country and resembles France in the world.

The Eiffel Tower is an iron made tower located at the Champ De Mars in Paris in France and has become the symbol of French culture across the globe. The tower has been named after an engineer – Gustav Eiffel. He was assigned to design the tower and was made initially as the entrance of a fair named World’s Fair in 1889. Although there are several levels in the tower, only three is accessible for the visitors and tourists in the country. At first, the design to make the tower was assigned to Eiffel’s company and then the outline was sketched to make the tower. A notable time has been invested in making the design perfect and an enhanced one but there were some technical troubles for the practical use of the tower.

The tower was made in 1889 and over 125 years have passed after its construction. The tower is made of iron and the construction process was done in several phases. During the construction period, it was considered as the tallest structure in the world and the Washington monument of the USA was defeated in comparison of height. It was the tallest structure on earth for 41 years (until 1930 when the construction of Chrysler Building in NY began), but now it is taller than the Chrysler building as an aerial has been added on the top of the structure.     

The tower looks special. The base is spread and gradually the spread part has risen sharply to make the top. Now the tower is comparable to an 81-storied building in height and the visitors can use the observatory platform of the tower which is located over 900 feet from the ground level. After built, the Eiffel Tower experienced negative criticisms from some the French architects and intellectuals for its unusual design but gradually it has become the symbol of Paris and France.

This Eiffel Tower is now globally recognised. Many of the global visitors come to Paris only to enjoy the beauty of the tower. As a result, it has become the place where the people of all nations meet together.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a famous building / landmark in your hometown." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue cards as well:  
  1. Describe a tourist spot in your country. 
  2. Describe a famous building or tourist attraction you know about. 
  3. Describe an unusual building or landmark you have seen. 
  4. Describe a place you would like to visit. 
  5. Describe a famous art/ monument/ landmark you know about. 
  6. Describe a tourist attraction in your country.