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Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike (Part 2/3)

IELTS Speaking – Part 2

Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike

You should say

● Where is it

● What is it used for

● What it does it look like

● And explain why you like or dislike it

Sample Answer

In recent times, several sky-high buildings with unique designs have emerged in my city, Dubai. It is irrefutable that there’s no shortage of tall buildings and dazzling skyscrapers in Dubai. Many contemporary buildings, massive malls and gigantic towers either reach above the clouds or touch the skyline of the city. But above all, I love the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It is one of the famous places in Dubai. The 160-storey iconic tower rises 2,716.5 ft. above ground level. Located in downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the city’s hottest tourist hub. Many VIP guests and renowned celebrities visit and stay at the multi-purpose building. People living in the luxurious apartments of Burj Khalifa have access to a plethora of amenities like a swimming pool, valet services, jacuzzi, 24×7 maintenance, gym facilities, sauna and steam rooms. Besides, there’s a lounge area, corporate suites, apartments, hotels, etc., inside the building. The building looks ethereal at night, and during the day, it looks spectacular. The amazing Burj Khalifa left me in awe because of its cloud-piercing height, and visiting the spectacular structure is a fantasy in and of itself. When I initially saw the location, it was a dream come true for me. Furthermore, the elevator boasts the world’s longest journey distance, and the breathtaking views of the city from the top of the majestic structure left me speechless.


  • Sky-high
    Meaning: so as to reach or extend very high.
    Eg: I was stunned to see the sky-high building.
  • Awe
    Meaning: a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.
    Eg: I was in awe of the views of the hills.
  • Gigantic
    Meaning: of very great size or extent; huge or enormous.
    Eg: The gigantic concrete building was demolished.
  • Iconic
    Meaning: widely recognized and well-established an iconic brand name.
    Eg: Rosie is an iconic musician.
  • Irrefutable
    Meaning: impossible to deny or disapprove.
    Eg: It is irrefutable that smartphones are increasingly becoming more popular among children.

IELTS Speaking – Part 3

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in tall buildings?
    The major advantage of living in a high-rise structure, in my opinion, is better sunlight, spectacular views, ventilation, and peace. Furthermore, in a tall building, the top floors are free of crowds and noise pollution. The disadvantages of living in tall buildings, on the other hand, include buildings collapse during disasters, poor escape mechanisms in the event of a fire, and the difficulty of repairs and maintenance.
  2. Do you think there will be more tall buildings in the future?
    Ofcourse! There are high chances that there will be many sky-high buildings in the future. In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is interested in living in single-storey or double-storey buildings, and the government is making considerable efforts to improve people’s living standards by developing such massive storey structures.
  3. Why aren’t there many tall buildings in the countryside?
    Well, this is because of the availability of land. It is believed that tall buildings don’t make sense in the vacant land areas available in the countryside as they’re usually built concentrating the business hubs. People residing in the countryside are accustomed to living in open spaces and not in a congested environment. As a result, tall buildings are not seen in the countryside.
  4. Why do some people like to live in tall buildings nowadays?
    I think the main reason is that they can perceive amazing views, less noise, and good quality of air. In other words, when people live on the top floor of a building, they feel refreshed and peaceful. In addition, tall buildings provide some relief from the noise and congestion on the streets below.


  • Ventilation
    Meaning: the provision of fresh air to a room, building, etc.
    Eg: Due to poor ventilation, John started hunting for a new house.
  • Disaster
    Meaning: serious problem occurring over a short or long period of time that causes widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss.
    Eg: Tsunami is one of the dangerous disasters.
  • Vacant
    Meaning: (of a place) not occupied; empty. Eg: The university had some vacant seats.
  • Accustom
    Meaning: make someone or something accept (something) as normal or usual.
    Eg: Rich people are accustomed to spending a lot of money on luxurious holiday destinations.
  • Perceive
    Meaning: become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.
    Eg: I perceived that smoking not only causes cancer but also increases the chance of dying.


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