IELTS Cue Card: Describe a part in your city which is rapidly changing

Describe a part in your city which is rapidly changing

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 212 with Model Answer:

Describe a part in your city which is rapidly changing.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what type of place it is
  • what changes are taking place
and explain what you think about the changes.

[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:
New Delhi is one of the oldest cities in India and I live with my family in the north-east part of the city. The location is almost on the border of New Delhi municipality and recently the locality is experiencing a rapid change.

New Delhi is the capital of India and thus known globally. Besides, the city proudly owns numerous structures which have brought name and fame for it. Being a municipality, the city is divided into many parts and we live in Jaffrabad under the municipality. The municipality areas are also known as New Delhi Municipal Council or NDMC. Jaffrabad is now experiencing different changes than before. Earlier, almost all the roads of the locality were broken down and movement was difficult. Besides, the locality was a heaven for the criminals after the dusk as the law enforcers cannot have their regular patrol for the broken roads. Moreover, the infrastructures were not that much modern comparing the other parts of the city. But the scenarios are different now.

Mostly this is a residential part of New Delhi municipality. But comparing to the other parts of the city, this is a small residential area for people and the number of populations is also fewer than the other regions. There are no notable issues are related to this part of the city. Jaffrabad is mostly residing place for the upper and lower middle-class people. The buildings of this area are not too much luxurious and most of the buildings contain tenants and this is the key income source to the landlords. Jaffrabad has a few housing societies, market places, religious institutions, and a couple of primary schools. The tenants mostly are comprised of the people of working class who work in different government and non-government offices. So, the locality is not that much posh comparing the other parts. But Jafrabad is now changing its shape.

The people used to suffer in Jaffrabad mostly for the want of roads. Besides, the populations had to go in the downtown of the city for meeting their diversified purposes. Shopping was also difficult for them as Jaffrabad was without any large shopping mall. But now the people of the locality will experience a huge change in their lives. The local government has taken measures to change the shape of the locality. The repairing of the broken roads has already begun. If the roads are made okay, it will be helpful for the inhabitants to reach their destinations in time. Besides, the law enforcers would also be able to continue their patrolling which will reduce the crime rate. A large part of the populations in Jaffrabad is the working class people and it becomes truly difficult for them to reach their office in due time. The number of public transports is limited in the area and if the roads are modernised, the public transport will be increased. The municipal authority has also taken initiatives to make a large shopping mall here to meet the needs of the local people. The landlords are also taking care of their properties like they are painting their houses or modernising the interiors.

Once the locality was the place for the lower level people and now the scenario has been changed to a great extent. Most of the inhabitants of the locality are now belong to the working class and the living standard has been developed than before. If the changes take place properly, the entire locality will be developed to some other extents. When the roads will be modernised, communication with the other parts of the city will be easier for the inhabitants of Jaffrabad. Though it is accessible now, it is difficult indeed for the broken roads. Moreover, the municipal authority has pledged to install some lampposts and repair the old ones for the betterment of the area. Thereby, I think all the changes are positive and will bring some positive impacts on the society and the lives of the people will be more enhanced.