Describe a public place that you think need improvements.
You should say
– What the place is
– When you go there
– What you like and dislike about this public place
(What the place is)
The place is a traditional public park, which has now passed the age of one hundred. The park
(When you go there)
Having a nine-to-five job, I’m actually quite busy all day long. Usually, I try to make the
(What you like and dislike about this public place)
The thing that I enjoy most about this park is that it gives me a sense of tranquility, so that I
Vocabulary for IELTS
Traditional vs Modern
1. to fall by the wayside
Meaning: if something falls by the wayside, it is no longer done or used
Example: An increasing reliance on modem technology has resulted in some traditional skills
falling by the wayside.
2. restoration projects
Meaning: the work of repairing and cleaning old buildings, paintings etc, so that they are
Example: In order to conserve historic buildings, it is necessary for governments to provide
3. to conserve historic buildings
Meaning: to protect important old buildings and prevent them from being damaged or
Example: It is important to conserve historic buildings, because they give a strong sense of
|Sport and Exercise
1. to take gentle exercise
Meaning: to do exercise which is not physically tiring or demanding
Example: Even the elderly can keep fit by taking gentle exercise, like jogging or a walk in
2. to get into shape
Meaning: to become fit
Example: If people have a sedentary lifestyle, they must do regular exercise in order to get
3. on safety grounds
Meaning: for reasons of safety
Example: Boxing is a very dangerous sport and it should be banned on safety grounds.
Business and Money
1. to make the most of something
Meaning: to make something appear as good as possible; to exploit something; to get as
Example: They designed the advertisements to make the most of the product’s features.
1. in the vicinity of [expression]
Meaning: in an area around a particular place
Example: Crowds gathered in the vicinity of Trafalgar Square at New Year.
2. tranquility [noun]
Meaning: the state of being quiet and peaceful
3. (to) unwind [verb]
Meaning: to stop worrying or thinking about problems and start to relax
Example: Music helps me unwind after a busy day.
4. renovation [noun]
Meaning: the act or process of repairing and painting an old building, piece of furniture, etc.
5. pavilion [noun]
Meaning: a beautiful building, used for shelter, concerts, events or for plants
6. (to) have a stroll [expression]
Meaning: to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way