Describe a park that has changed a lot in recent years
You should say:
- Where it is?
- When did you visit it for the first time?
- What changes have happened
- Are these changes good or bad?
NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answer, and to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes
In this modern era where traffic congestion and pollution have become an integral part of our lives, visiting a park always makes us feel close to nature. And with changing times, the design and purpose of gardens have changed a lot.
Although I have been to numerous parks, no one has experienced massive development. Hence, it is worth mentioning.
Where is it?
Its name is City Park, and it’s just two kilometers away from my residence.
When did you visit it for the first time?
I vividly remember when my family shifted to our current accommodation ten years back; I visited it for the first time.
What changes have happened?
It was an ordinary park with simple landscaping; only the older generation would come here to relax. However, due to the earnest efforts of the local administration, this place has experienced a dramatic shift.
Firstly in the center, there is a beautiful fountain with lighting, it looks significant at night. Apart from that, on all the corners, the administration has installed wind chimes, and when there is a breeze going on, many sounds are soothing for the ears. Lastly, a few shops have opened which provide various eatables so that the visitors can pamper their appetite while having a walk or play.
Are these changes good or bad?
These changes are good because they have increased the footfall in the park. Moreover, due to the improvements, it is no longer a park for only older adults; people from all walks of life come here to pass their leisure time.
Follow up Questions
Here are some follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a park which has changed a lot in recent years IELTS Cue Card”.
- Why is there less attendance of youngsters in the parks these days?
In the modern era, sophisticated modern technology has made inroads in youngsters’ lives. Due to this reason, they have this uncanny knack for spending a sizeable part of their leisure time surfing their smartphones. Hence, this paradigm shift is refraining young people from going to parks.
- How can we improve the parks?
The authorities need to make informed decisions to improve the condition of parks. But first, there should be zero tolerance for littering, and stringent action should be taken against those who disturb the beauty of such places.
The government should also collaborate with the corporate world for park maintenance. This prudent approach will generate sufficient funds for such places’ regular upkeep and maintenance.
- How can we increase the number of parks?
There is no denying this conviction that due to the burgeoning population, the number of parks in various cities is either same or declined. In such a scenario, it is prudent to use whatever vacant spaces we have left and convert them to parks so that the public can spend quality time over there.
- What activities do you prefer when visiting a park?
Whenever I visit a park, I prefer to have a walk to maintain my fitness. Apart from this, I like to chit-chat with my friends and sometimes read books