IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Model Answer 1:
I’m going to describe a very famous building in New York: the Empire State Building. People might not think of it as an old building, but the Empire State Building was built in 1931, so I don’t think it can be classed（动词，把……归入……等级） as new. It’s located on Manhattan island and it’s probably the most distinctive and recognizable building when you look at New York’s skyline（轮廓线）.
As far as I know, the Empire State Building is an office building, but visitors can go up to an observation deck on the top floor, which is the 102nd floor. There’s also a 360-degree observation area on the 86th floor. Apparently, the building makes more money from the sale of tickets to the observation floors than it does from office rentals.
I think the Empire State Building is still one of the most impressive skyscrapers in the world. It’s such an iconic（图标的，形象的） structure, and it’s amazing to think that it was built around 80 years ago. The best thing about the building is the viewing deck on the top floor, which offers spectacular views of the city; it’s definitely the best vantage point in New York. I’d recommend anyone who visits the city to go there and experience the view.