IELTS Cue Card: Talk about a part of your city that is changing

Talk about a part of your city that is changing

IELTS Cue Card Question 94 With Model Answer:

Talk about a part of your city that is changing.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • how  it is changing
  • why it is changing
and describe how you feel about the change.
[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:
Change is the key to development and my city Calamba is also changing gradually. Infrastructural developments are the key changes in the area.

In the Philippines, different changes have taken place after the year 2000. The wind of change has also touched my city, Calamba. The city is often termed as the City of Calamba or Calamba City. Geographically the city is at a striking location and owns an enriched history from the 17th century. Settling began here with the arrival of the Spaniards and colonisation was their key intention. The city has been expanded and developed much comparing the other cities of Laguna in the country and it happened mostly for the hot spring resorts. There are a large number of hot spring resorts available where people from different places of the country and overseas come to pass a happy and healthy time for them.

In the beginning, there were fewer infrastructures in the city and when the tourists started coming in the resorts, the needs for building modern resorts and a well-established communication system emerged. Accordingly, the local government undertook initiatives to modify the city, especially where the hot spring resorts are located. As a result, the natural and surrounding environment changed greatly. The places which were bush or jungles near the mountain tops turned into beautiful places. The resorts are equipped with the latest facilities of luxury and state of the art decorations, and the visitors adore the resorts for providing them a comfortable experience. Besides, different business and service are also growing centering hot spring in the locality.

Although formerly the city was not a tourist spot, it is currently becoming one for the hot springs. With the growing need of the hot spring visitors, the locality has been changing rapidly. When the travellers come to enjoy the hot spring, they need a safer place to stay and enjoy them. Besides, the communication system is also another important factor for them. A well-constructed communication system is also required for the purpose. The natural environment has been degraded to some extent but the resorts are filled with natural beauties. Diversified plants and foliages are found in the resorts. The top of the hill resorts have made smooth roads to reach which has enriched the beauty of the hills as well.

Sometimes changes are unwanted and cause damage to the environment largely. But sometimes they are pleasant too when they are up to the mark and cause less damage than expected. The changes of Calamba are notable and they are positive for the city. Since the hot spring resorts are set on the mountain hills, they attract visitors which help contributing to the city’s economy. Earlier, people had to experience numerous troubles but now for the smooth roads, the communication with the mountain tops and the city dwellers has become easier.