雅思口语当季话题卡：Describe a historical building you have been to 描述你去过的历史建筑
Describe a historical building you have been to
You should say:
Where it is
What it looks like
What it is used for now
What you learned there
And how you felt about this historical building
A historical building I have visited is Notre-Dame, which is located in Paris, France.
I paid a visit there with my family members while we were touring around Europe during the summer of 2016 as it has been regarded as one of the must-see places in France.
Honestly, I didn’t take it seriously before going there because I knew nothing except for the little information from the book THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and its adapted movie. But, when I was there, I was stunned by this grand Catholic cathedral.
As it was in a bay area, it’s height made it quite an eye-catcher. What I’ve learned the most was about the cultural perspectives. There were so many religious elements that I had never heard about. For instance, this article is from Laokaoya website, some sculptures depicted some scenes of the last judgment from the Holy Bible such as weighing the souls, which was so interesting. You know, I didn’t get much exposure to Christianity, but there’s indeed something equivalent like Yanwangye (King of Hell), who was also regarded as a power to weigh the good and evil. Also, the interior design of it was breathtaking, so many beautiful mosaics about those sacred stories.
Well, I felt this historical building was so meaningful to me as it gave me a brand new perspective of the world. You know, I also feel so sorry for the recent catastrophic fire that engulfed the upper reaches of this precious building of human civilization. I hope the renovation could carry on and finish smoothly.
Part 3 追加问题
Is it necessary to protect historical buildings?
Why do people visit historical buildings?
Do Chinese people like to visit historical buildings?