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Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 360 with Model Answer:

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike.

You should say:
  • where this building is
  • what it looks like
  • what it is used for
and explain why you like or dislike it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer 1: 
There aren’t exactly too many tall buildings in my hometown, as far as I know, but there are a few of them which, I think, deserve some attention, here, today, I would like to talk about one such tall building in my hometown which got my attention.

The building is conveniently located at the heart of my hometown, close to a major intersection, which can be easily accessed from all directions. The building is 15 storeys tall, with a size of about 14000 square feet on each floor, which is built with all kinds of modern building materials, including Fine Limestone Gravel, river sand, bricks, tiles, fibre cement sheets, metal rods, concrete, cement and glasses among many other things.

This is a curved-shape building and its exterior is fully made of fibre glass and Aluminum composite sheet while the entire interior floor and walls are made of very high-quality tiles. The building is also fully air-conditioned. There is a large patio/terrace in the mid-section of the building, which is hanging separately from the front side and attached to the building by itself for people to relax. The building also has a huge parking space in front of it. Having a great architectural design, this building is mainly used as one of the prime business centres of the town. It also houses many offices of some big corporations and companies. There is also a huge conference centre in this building, which occupies the whole 6th floor. Finally, this building is also served by 24 hours lift/elevator facility.

Anyway, I like this building, primarily because it has a very nice architectural design. In fact, this building is designed and erected with such a nice architectural design and at such a unique location that one can actually get a view of it from at least 6/7 kilometre away. Finally, I like this building also because I can get the perfect view of my beautiful hometown, especially during the night time, from the rooftop of this building.



Sample Answer 2:
Thank you so much for this nice topic. I really am proud to have the chance of living in the city of Malaga in Spain. This is one of the oldest cities in the country and is adorned by numerous structures. Recently we got a large building in the southeast corner of the city. This is a mega shopping mall that has different brands and local shops.

The architectural design of the building is attractive. The outer of the entire building is made of glass. The 8-story building also looks gorgeous in the early part of the day. The sunlight reflection on the building is wonderful. The tower-like shape is able to arrest attention from everyone while the central heat controlling system provides comfort to the visitors.

The building is a shopping mall, and this is the largest one in the surrounding area. A wide number of shops are available there. If someone wants to get the most expensive products, they can have it here. Besides, some of the stores in the mall have discounts too. The collection of local and imported products will amaze the visitors and shop lovers indeed.

Well, first of I like the building for its outlook. But it hurts me when I remember that a large portion of the local natural environment was damaged during the construction. During the construction process, huge numbers of trees were cut down to make space for it. However, the facilities that we receive now are remarkable. The mall authority has also planted a notable number of plants around the building to compensate for the natural loss.

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