Part-2 现代建筑 Unusual Building


IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.

Describe a modern building.


You should say:

  • Where it is
  • What it is used for
  • Why you like/dislike it

And explain how you felt about it.

[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.]

你有2分钟时间回答PART 2,在回答之前,你有1分钟的准备时间,准备时你可以写笔记。

Model Answer 1:

I’m going to describe a modern building in Manchester. It’s called the Beetham Tower, and it’s the tallest building in the city, with about 50 floors.
Although it’s called the Beetham Tower, most people know this building as the Hilton Hotel. In fact, the bottom half of the tower is the hotel and the top half is apartments. The apartments are expensive because the location and views make them very desirable.
I’m not sure if I like the design of the building, it’s just a huge glass tower, but it definitely stands out. It has become a famous landmark in the city. You can see it as you approach Manchester, and it’s an easy place to meet people because it’s so distinctive and easy to find.

The most interesting thing about the Beetham Tower is that there is a bar/restaurant on the 23rd floor which has spectacular views of th city; it’s definitely the best vantage point in Manchester because there are no walls, only huge windows, so you can look out over the city in any direction. I’d recommend anyone who visits Manchester to go there and experience.