IELTS Speaking Audio Download | Talk about a part of your city that is changing

IELTS Speaking Test Cue Card Question and Answer

Talk about a part of your city that is changing.

You should say:
  • where is it?
  • how is it changing?
  • why is it changing?
and explain how you feel about these changes.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 Sample Answer:

A part of my city that’s changing at the moment – yeah, in the South of the city – is changing quite rapidly and dramatically, it’s becoming more and more developed residentially and commercially.

There’s a lot of construction of apartments and housing complexes, housing estates as well as commercial centres with lots of shops and stores, restaurants, bars, entertainment places where people can go at the weekends – things like that.

It’s changing – it has been changing over the last couple of years - due to an increase in demand for residential housing and obviously with more houses – wherever people are living - they have a necessity for facilities and hence the commercial development follows at the same time.

The North of the city is quite crowded – the original part of the city – a lot of traffic, it’s quite dirty, some people would say it’s quite dangerous as well at sometimes - and therefore the South has become the more desirable part of the city to live – especially for young families with children because it’s a lot more open – there’s a lot more green areas – it’s quieter, less traffic, less polluted and generally cleaner.

I think it’s a natural development because of the growing population. I think that the people who are moving to that particular part of the city have a better quality of life - and generally I think it’s a good development for the city – it’s a nice contrast to the older part of the city.

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