IELTS Cue Card 2024: Describe a place you visited where the air was polluted.

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?

Sample Answer
Pollution is everywhere nowadays. It is extremely difficult to find a place where the air is not polluted. Here I would like to talk about the city I visited a year ago, where I found the air to be extremely polluted. I happen to visit New Delhi last year to attend a friend’s wedding. I boarded my train from Saharanpur to Hazrat Nizamuddin and from there I had to reach Rajiv Chowk by metro.
As I stepped out of the train I felt a burning sensation in my eyes and I was finding it hard to breathe. Thereafter, I even started to cough.
I drank some water & washed my face at the station itself. While I was walking towards the metro station, I realized that the air here is extremely polluted. Whereas, the locals had absolutely no problem bcoz they have become prone to breathing the same polluted air. Upon arrival at my friend’s house I washed my face with cold water and felt some relief. There my friends informed me that Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in India, due to unplanned development. During winters a thick blanket of smog covers Delhi due to stubble burning. Air pollution has serious impacts on human health such as asthama, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases. I feel blessed that I don’t reside in Delhi but at the same time feel pity for the ones who live there. Government as well the local communities should come together to take some serious measures to prevent air pollution in the capital city of India.
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Part 3 Follow-Up Questions

Q.1 Is there more pollution now than in the past ?
Absolutely, there is more air pollution these days than in the past. With the advancement of new industries there is a massive rise in the level of pollution. As, strict rules have not been imposed for effluent treatment.
Q.2 In what ways can the air pollution be reduced effectively?
Several steps can be taken to reduce the level of air pollution. It is not the responsibility of only the government, but also of commoners to follow the rules imposed by the government. In my opinion, strict rules should be laid down for effluent treatment as well as on disposing of industrial waste.
Q.3 Do you think many companies have been forced to reduce pollutants ?
Yes, several companies have been forced to reduce pollutants. However, unfortunately these industries find ways of escaping from penalties and fines.
Q.4 Do you think the wind has any effect on pollution? How ?
Yes, I think the wind plays a vital role in dispersing the pollutants. For example, cities surrounded with sea helps in effective entry and exit for dispersing pollutants whereas, pollution in the landlocked places accumulates there only.

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