Speaking part 2(cue card) : Describe a place you visited where the air was polluted, including part 3(follow up questions) – ielts 7 band speaking
3. Describe a place you visited where the air was polluted.
You should say,
- Where the place is
- When you visited.
- Why the air was not good.
- And explain how you felt about the place
One place that I visited where the air was extremely polluted was Delhi, the capital city of India. I visited Delhi during the winter months, which are notorious for their high levels of air pollution.
The air in Delhi was not good due to a combination of factors, including traffic congestion, industrial activity, and the burning of crops in nearby states. The levels of particulate matter in the air were so high that it was visible as a thick haze hanging over the city.
I found the experience of being in Delhi’s polluted air quite distressing. My eyes watered and my throat felt sore, and I could feel the pollution entering my lungs with every breath. The pollution was so thick that I could barely see the buildings across the street. The air was also filled with a strong smell of smoke and fumes. I couldn’t help but think about the long-term effects of such exposure on the health of the city’s residents.
The experience was quite alarming and unsettling, and I felt concerned for the health and well-being of the people who live in Delhi and have to deal with the pollution on a daily basis. It made me realize the importance of taking action to reduce air pollution and protect our environment.
Overall, my visit to Delhi made me acutely aware of the impact of air pollution on people’s lives, and reinforced the importance of taking action to reduce pollution levels for the sake of public health and the environment.
Speaking part 3(follow up questions)
1. Is there more pollution now than in the past?
- Yes, there is more pollution now than in the past due to the increase in human population and the rise of industrialization. Industrialization has led to an increase in the number of vehicles, factories, and power plants, which emit harmful pollutants into the air. Also, deforestation and burning fossil fuels have contributed significantly to the increase in air pollution.
2. In what ways can the air pollution be reduced effectively?
- There are several ways to reduce air pollution effectively, such as promoting the use of public transportation, encouraging people to use electric vehicles, reducing emissions from factories and power plants, promoting renewable energy, planting more trees, and enforcing stricter regulations to control pollution
3. Do you think the city is cleaner or dirtier than the countryside? Why?
- Generally, cities tend to be dirtier than the countryside due to the high concentration of human population and the presence of industries and transportation. However, the countryside can also be polluted due to agriculture practices, waste disposal, and transportation.
4. What can factories and power plants do to reduce pollutants?
- Factories and power plants can reduce pollutants by using cleaner fuels and technologies such as scrubbers, filters, and catalytic converters to remove harmful pollutants from emissions. They can also switch to renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power.
5. Do you think many companies have been forced to reduce pollutants?
- Yes, many companies have been forced to reduce pollutants due to stricter regulations and public pressure to reduce their environmental impact. Some companies have also voluntarily adopted sustainable practices to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the environment.
6. Do you think the wind has any effect on pollution? How?
- Yes, wind can affect pollution as it can carry pollutants from one place to another, spreading them over a larger area. Wind patterns can also affect the concentration of pollutants in certain areas, leading to higher levels of pollution in certain regions. However, wind can also help to disperse pollutants and reduce their concentration in certain areas.