Describe a transportation problem in your city/town – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a transportation problem in your city/town
You should say:
- what the problem is
- what the causes of this problem are
- how it affects you
In tandem with the growing number of people, the number of automobiles is also expanding and causing major traffic congestion in my city.
Higher population density, rising number of cars, and restricted number of roadways are the primary causes of traffic congestion in Delhi. The roads are narrow in certain places, making it difficult for automobiles and other vehicles to move freely. When two-wheeler rickshaws and electric rickshaws randomly move from one road to another without following the traffic rules, the situation becomes much worse. Moreover, the number of taxis and mini-trucks on the road is enormous, which contributes to traffic problems.
This situation has a detrimental effect on me, as it has on many individuals living in Delhi. Traffic gridlock makes it impossible for me to reach anywhere on time. To beat the growing traffic gridlock, I have to leave 30 to 40 minutes earlier than usual. I always have to check google maps in the morning to schedule my time and reach the desired destination on time. Also, I am forced to spend hours and hours on the street when I could be with my near and dear ones.
On top of that, the noise and the air pollution caused by traffic jams negatively impact my health. Therefore, I believe it is high time that the government takes strict measures to prevent the problems that cause these traffic jams, address the negative consequences, and takes necessary action. Furthermore, I believe that streets are not broad enough and that the number of private cars is growing by the day. So, I believe it might solve the problem, if they can regulate traffic or make broader roads.
- Tandem – (adj.) having two things arranged, one in front of the other.
Eg: Joan’s brothers moved in tandem without looking at each other.
- Detrimental – (adj.) tending to cause harm.
Eg: This change could have detrimental effects on the business.
- Gridlock – (noun) a situation of very severe traffic congestion.
Eg: Recently, Indonesia’s air transport system is facing gridlock.
- Enormous – (adj) very large in size, quantity, or extent.
Eg: Florida has an enormous appetite for food.
- Restricted – (adj) limited in extent, number, scope, or action.
Eg: The trade between the companies got restricted due to COVID.
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