Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution

A polluted place

Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • When you visited this place
  • What kinds of pollution you saw there And explain how this place was affected

Sample Answer:

Well, if I have to talk about a polluted place I’ve been to, it would be Ho Chi Minh City. It’s located in the Southern part of Vietnam.

I’ve been living here for around 2 years. When I first came here, I was so surprised how polluted the city is. It’s so different from my hometown which is a green and clean rural area. There are many kinds of pollution here: air pollution, water pollution and even noise pollution . There are so many vehicles on the streets and they make noises and emit fumes all the time. It was especially terrible travelling on the street during peak hours . Besides, it’s easy to see trash in rivers and lakes because some people just throw their waste into these community water sources without any awareness of the damage to the surrounding environment. It’s even worse that some factories also dump dirty water and other waste directly into rivers so many of them are black and smelly. I think the pollution affects people’s lives in a negative way.

Air pollution can cause serious respiratory diseases such as asthma or lung cancer . Water is polluted so people may face water scarcity in the future and the noise can drive people crazy because it’s really annoying and distracting. Many animals living in water are also affected, too. They are losing their habitats or food source since the water is contaminated. Some of them may become extinct if we do not take action now. I hope the government will have some kinds of campaigns or TV shows to raise people’s awareness of protecting the environment and plant more trees in the city to improve air quality .

The ideas in the article can be applied to the following topics:

  • Describe a problem that you face in your city
  • Describe a type of pollution that causes a great problem in your city

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