Describe a polluted place: IELTS Cue Card Sample 41
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Describe a polluted place.
You should say:
- Where the place is?
- When did you visit this place?
- What kind of pollution did you see there?
- And explain how this place was affected?
Sample Answer 1
Pollution is consistently becoming one of the stagnant issues, rising at an alarming rate across the world. As far as I think, there is rarely a human-touched place on earth devoid of pollution. To not go too far away, I would like to talk about a neighboring city – Ambala – being the polluted one. Ambala is a twin city, divided into the city and the cantonment area, situated in the state of Haryana.
The last time I visited Ambala was back in 2021 January. Owing to varying types of pollution, including air, water, and noise pollution, people in Ambala are suffering from an array of health-related issues.
Being a small town, Ambala is overly populated. Therefore, traffic is always at its peak here. While the ceaseless honking disrupts the peace of mind, the pollution erupting from a vast range of vehicles on the road leads to an increment in the overall breathing health among all ages.
On top of that, some businessmen have also set up their factories in residential areas, thereby producing an extensive quantity of waste all around. My last visit was one of the worst experiences as the pollution caused a severe eye infection, which took almost six months to recover.
Sample Answer 2
There are very few places in the world that are pollution-free. Almost everyone acknowledges the fact that pollution is rising continuously at an alarming rate all over the world. A couple of weeks ago, I visited Kanpur, the former Manchester of India, for my cousin’s wedding.
Although I stayed there for only three days, I had an awful experience because of the pollution and huge traffic jam. On our way to the wedding venue, we got stuck in the traffic for more than 2 hours. The accumulation of vehicular emissions and dust has polluted the air in Kanpur so much that it has alarming AQI levels.
Said to be one of India’s most populous cities, everyone owns a car or a motorbike and is always commuting back and forth. Whilst lorries, buses, and trucks ply the road release higher levels of pollution far more than their capacity. A majority of the city people have become prone to asthma and respiratory diseases due to air pollution. Thus, Kanpur needs utmost attention in reducing the AQI levels.
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- Alarming rate: Something negative is happening very fast
Eg: The price of petrol is increasing at an alarming rate.
- Accumulation: Gathering or increase of something over time
Eg: It is said that Talent comes from diligence, and knowledge comes from accumulation.
- Populous: Having a large number of people in a place; densely populated
Eg: Delhi is the most populous city in India.
- Back and forth: Backward and forward; to and fro.
Eg: The chair rocked back and forth.
- Commute: To travel regularly to and from a place.
Eg: Rosy commutes to work every day by car.
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