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Design of a building you visited and liked / Talk about a building

You should say:

  1. Where is the building
  2. When you visited
  3. Why you liked
  4.  Where did you hear about it?


● India has a rich historical background.

● There are many buildings, which are the pride of India.

● Here I would like to talk about the Parliament House in New Delhi.

● I visited this national building when I was in 10th

● Our school took us on an educational tour.

● I remember vividly, we were 40 students and 4 teachers.

● It is not only important historically, but also architecturally.

● The architecture of this building depicts Indian traditions and culture.

● Parliament House is one of the most magnificent buildings in New Delhi.

● Visitors to Delhi generally pay a visit to this building

● The two Houses of Parliament—the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are located within its walls.

● It is a huge circular building spread over 6 acres of land

● The building has twelve gates among which Gate No. 1 on the Sansad Marg is the main gate.

● The Central Hall is circular in shape and its dome, which is one of the most magnificent domes in the world.

● The Central Hall is a place of historical importance.

● The Indian Constitution was framed in the Central Hall.

● At present, the Central Hall is used for holding Joint Sittings of the two Houses.

● The Chamber of the Lok Sabha is semi­circular in shapeand has seating accommodation for 550 Members.

● Rajya Sabha Chamber is smaller in size.

● It has a seating capacity of 250.

● The building is fully air­conditioned

● It combines the value of both the old and the new forms of architecture.

● The outer portion of the building is finished in red sandstone

● Though entry to Parliament House is free, it requires official permission for visitors to enter the Parliament

● The total time required to see the Parliament House is approximately 2 hours

● The best time to visit Parliament House is when it is in session.

Part 3 – Follow Up Questions

1. Do you think the governments should maintain the historical buildings?

Yes, of course, the government should maintain historical buildings. They are our pride and heritage. We also earn revenue from these buildings when tourists visit them.

2. Why people like to visit historical buildings

People like to visit such buildings is because these portray (tell us about) our past and how people lived then. India has a rich historical background, and these buildings are architectural marvels. They also show the grandeur with which our rulers lived.

3. What kinds of buildings are popular in India?

The old historical buildings are popular, no doubt, but the new and modern buildings are also very popular. The examples of popular modern architecture in India are the Lotus Temple in Delhi, the Naga Towers in Gandhinagar, Cybertecture egg shaped building in Mumbai and many more

4. Should government try to make buildings look more beautiful?

Yes, of course. Every building should be aesthetically appealing. It should be a combination of utility, durability and beauty.


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