Topic: Living space
IELTS SPEAKING PART 3
Topic: Living space
Do you live in the city or in the countryside? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both areas?
I live in a metropolis. The upside of living here is that it’s very handy because everything, from restaurants, shopping malls to bookstores and school, are within reach. [Crack IELTS with Rob] However, life could be hustle and bustle. On the other hand, living in rural areas could be peaceful and calm, but there is a lack of entertainment and good education.
What is the difference between an old house and a modern house? Which one do you prefer? Why?
Well, I guess the obvious disparity between the two is the materials they use. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Old houses tend to have a wooden frame structure, while modern buildings because I hold a belief that it’s safer to live under a cement roof and within a steel frame.
Should the government provide cheap housing for low-income earners?
Needless to say, the government should totally do that. We are living in a community, meaning that we should give others a hand when they need us. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Thus, we pay taxes and it’s incumbent on the government to help low-income people.
To what extent does climate determine the kind of house we built?
Personally, I believe that climate is quite influential in our architecture styles. For example, most houses in snowy areas have steep roofs so as for snow not to settle on roofs and damage them. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Similarly, around areas with warmer climates, houses usually have verandahs to keep the sun out of the rooms.
What will houses in the future be like?
I guess they will be more environmentally friendly and energy-saving. Future houses will probably have solar panels on their roof to attract and transfer solar energy into electricity. [Crack IELTS with Rob] This model is already in use in many areas with difficult reach to power plants.
Should we preserve old buildings?
From my own perspective, I hold a belief that historical old buildings should be protected because they are our cultural heritage, which presents our a thousand years of civilization. [Crack IELTS with Rob] However, other old buildings that are at risk of collapsing should be torn down for safety reasons.
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