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[IELTS Ideas] Housing and Architecture

State or Council Housing

  • In some countries the government provides state or council housing
  • This helps people who cannot afford to buy their own house
  • It can be argued that state housing creates dependence on the government
  • People should rely on the government to look after them
  • People have no incentive to earn money and buy their own home
  • Council properties are often made with cheap, poor-quality materials


Old Buildings

  • Historic buildings are part of a country’s heritage
  • They should be protected
  • Old buildings are often considered to be works of art
  • They give character to cities and attract tourists
  • They show us how people lived in the past
  • We identify countries by architectural symbols like the pyramids in Egypt
  • Governments should spend money on looking after historic buildings
  • They need regular repairs and maintenance
  • New buildings should be designed to complement them


Modern or Green Buildings

  • Modern buildings should be designed to be environmentally friendly
  • They should use less energy and produce less waste
  • Modern insulation e. water, sound and heat covering can make houses more energy-efficient
  • Solar and wind power can be used to generate electricity
  • Rainwater and waste water can be recycled and used to flush
  • Modern glass buildings take advantage of natural light


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