IELTS Writing 2 Topic: Many old buildings protected by law are part of a nation’s history

IELTS Writing 2 Topic: Many old buildings protected by law are part of a nation’s history
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Posted on Jul 12, 2017

40. Many old buildings protected by law are part of a nation’s history. Some people think they should be knocked down and replaced by news ones.
Most nations around the world have many ancient buildings in their cities or surrounding areas. In my opinion, these building should be maintaining, but this does not mean progress should stop.

On the one hand, there are many benefits to nation while preserving the old buildings. First and foremost advantage is that, their inhabitants, especially children get the knowledge of their past history and can explore the lifestyle of ancient people’s. Take an example of central Sikh museum in Punjab, where visitors can see the ancient coins, clothes and some videos related to past living style of Sikhs, and can apply these things in their life to preserve the history of their former people’s. Second profit of keeping these buildings is that, many of these buildings provides income to a country as many tourists visit them in great numbers. Finally, these buildings are very beautiful and architecture can copy the style of these buildings and can build a new one. A great example of this is the Anandpur sahib city of Punjab, where every house is renovated in classic buildings to represent the culture and heritage of this city.

On the other hand, advocates of destroying the former buildings also have some great viewpoints. The most obvious point is that, by demolishing these buildings, the government have more space to fulfill the need of the growing population. In other words, by replacing old buildings, there will be more space for housing, which is especially important due to the current problem of overcrowding. Another viewpoint in this regard is that, people believe that if these building utilize for modern work or some other purposes then there will be more profit along with attracting tourists. A well worth example of this is Baring Union Christian College, which is old building but used as an education institute. As a result, inhabitant of this country can get their education and tourist get pleasure from the same building.

In conclusion, it’s seem to me that the presence of old building is crucial to the survival of any city for their originality and unforgettable destination for travel lovers.


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Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Here come some corrections for your essay:
Should be maintaining ==> should be maintained
First and foremost advantage is that ==> The first advantage is that or First and foremost, clause..
many of these buildings provides ==> many of these buildings provide..
these building utilize for ==> these buildings can be utilized

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