雅思口语Part1范文答案解析：Old buildings 古老建筑
Have you ever seen some old buildings in the city? 你曾经在城市中看到过古老建筑吗？
Yes, I have seen a lot. At the moment, I am living in Luoyang, a city that has a history of more than 3000 years and used to serve as the capital of nine dynasties. There are numerous historical sites and relics here, and the government has poured tons of resources into their renovation and preservation to attract tourists and boost the economy.
Do you think we should preserve old buildings in cities? 你认为我们应该保护城市里的古老建筑吗？
I think the answer depends on their values. The urban population is soaring in many countries worldwide, and new migrants often struggle to find an affordable place to live in. This article is from Laokaoya website. It is unreasonable or humane to keep all the old buildings in the city center. We must demolish some of them that cannot serve as tourist attractions to make place for high-rise apartments to accommodate the new arrivals.
Do you prefer living in an old building or a modern house? 你喜欢住在古老的建筑里还是现代的房子里？
Definitely a modern house. Despite their historical value, old buildings often have poor facilities. For example, the central heating system may be absent, making it extremely challenging to survive the freezing winter. By contrast, the modern house has everything I want, even the latest smart furniture. It is much more comfortable and convenient to live there.
Are there any old buildings you want to see in the future? Why? 有什么未来你想去看的古老建筑吗？为什么？
Yes, the summer palace in Beijing. It was built nearly 200 years ago and used to be the resort for emperors in Qing dynasty during the scorching summer. It has been repeatedly mentioned in our textbooks back in high school and is commented as “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design” by UNESCO. It is a pity that I have not been there.