IELTS Writing 2 Practice Test 28 Topic: Some people think that old buildings should be knocked down

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IELTS Writing 2 Practice Test 28 Topic: Some people think that old buildings should be knocked down
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Posted on May 3, 2022

Buildings are structures that makes up practically most societies, many people are of the opinion that old buildings should be demolished and replaced by new buildings. In subsequent paragraph I would be disagreeing to this view and stating the importance of old buildings to the society at large.
Some buildings although very ancient were constructed with more solid building materials than most of the new buildings of present times, for example, in Nigeria as a country most cases of collapsed buildings were said to be structures which are still below 10years of age, making the weakness of this newly erected structures evident compared to old buildings which may have lasted for several decades till date.
The value of these ancient constructions is however to not be overlooked as many of them has deep rooted historical meanings attached to them. A good example would be the building of the first ever hospital in Nigeria which was set up by the Europeans, located in Ibadan since the 19th century serving as a significance of the development brought by the Europeans to the country.
In conclusion, old buildings are not to be replaced by new once as they also are important to us, due to the aforementioned reason.



Posted on May 4, 2022

Band Score – 5

Concentrate on the correct usage of articles, verb form, prepositions, subject verb agreement and punctuation.

The word count is low at 205. It has to be a minimum of 250 words.

Pay attention to spellings and expand more on your ideas.

Use C2 level words.


Posted on Nov 25, 2021

Buildings are an essence of every society that exists on our planet. Some people think that Old buildings in the society should be knocked off and some other believes contrary to it. I disagree with the statement that Old buildings should be knocked off to give way for new buildings.
Old Buildings in the city is a part of heritage and speaks volumes about the history and legacy of the place. These buildings can be renovated in order to improve their structural strength and make them safe liveable places. Old Buildings are a witness to many changes and events that a city has gone through in time recorded history. For instance in a city like Delhi there are many old buildings that are being renovated to ensure safety along with restoring its heritage. Many Tourists visit the city and find these old buildings quite attractive and feel happy about the same.
Some People are emotionally connected with old buildings that have been part of their professional or personal life. People living in these buildings have often inherited these properties from their parents or grand-parents. The respective families feel happy and consider it as a blessing from their elder’s .The house that I currently live in was inherited from my grand-parents and have lot of memories of my childhood. In any New building all the valuable stories and memories would be lost forever and the emotional connect cannot be restored.
In conclusion I would believe that Old buildings should not be demolished and should rather be renovated to serve both its purpose of restoring the heritage and ensuring safety of all the occupants of the building.


Janice Thompson

Posted on Nov 26, 2021

Band score: 5

Concentrate on the usage of articles, subject verb agreement, prepositions
Take care of punctutations.

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