Some people think that governments should spend more money on repairing old buildings and historic buildings, others think knocking them down and building new ones is better?

IELTS Writing Task 2 & Answer

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 IELTS Academic Essay Answers - #4046
Question:
Some people think that governments should spend more money on repairing old buildings special some historic buildings, others think knocking down them and building new ones is better? Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Answer Hints:
You should discuss the views of the two sides, then give your opinion.

You can choose "too much money is spent on the old building" or "old building should be demolished and then build a new one."

Support new building
  • The cost of repairing old buildings is too high.
  • The old house is not worthwhile; it is a waste of money.
  • New buildings bring city development and chance.
Support old building
  • Repairing old buildings is cheaper than building new ones.
  • The fast development of real estate wastes resources.
  • Maintaining old buildings is to keep the city's characteristics.
  • The locals have a sense of belonging because of historic buildings.
Answer 1
As cities grow and become more crowded, there is often a debate about exactly what sort of construction is best in urban centres. Should we build modern towers out of glass and...
By Jiabao Lam, 2017-10-03  View full answer
Total words: 261
Band: 8
  • High ratio basic sight words may degrade your writing, suggest to rephrase some of them. You can try to rewrite Conclusion as start point.
  • Suggest to use a few rare or uncommon words to demonstrate your vocabulary range and level. E.g., Introduction seems too plain, try to polish it.
  • Suggest to refine coherence and cohesion by removing wordy linking words.
Answer 2
It indeed costs an enormous amount of money to preserve historical buildings rather than building modern premises. I disagree with this statement to a large extent, and I think that it is worthwhile to restore ancient monuments.
To begin with, the benefits of erecting new buildings as compared to protect old ones. ...
By Sukhvir Kaur Brar, 2020-02-18  View full answer - Revised by tutor
Total words: 348
Band: 6
The below version has fixed some obvious lexical and grammatical defects. The band is by the revised version, but comments are based on the original version.
Merge the first 2 supporting paragraphs, the conclusion is too simple, rewrite to summarize your points.
Answer 3
People have divided into the opinion of whether an old building should be demolished and create new buildings. But I partially agree with this statement if any kinds of the building have historical background and identity it should be preserved. By contrast, any building, neither identity nor beautiful it should be ...
By jarry, 2020-04-16  View full answer - Revised by tutor
Total words: 480
Band: 6
The below version has fixed some obvious lexical and grammatical defects. The band is by the revised version, but comments are based on the original version.
The essay is long but misses the focus, which should be history or modernization, not tourism and revenue. "Apart from that" occurs 3 times, it may hurt your score.
Answer 4
Nowadays, the preservation of old buildings has become a sparked heated debate in many parts of the world. While many propose the idea of a replacement for old infrastructure with high-tech infrastructures, others suggest that they are precious. In further paragraphs, the essay will delve into both sides and my opinion ...
By vaimik, 2020-10-14  View full answer - Revised by tutor
Total words: 255
Band: 5.5
The below version has fixed some obvious lexical and grammatical defects. The band is by the revised version, but comments are based on the original version.
Task Response:
-The main ideas are extended and supported; the response is ok.
Coherence and Cohesion:
-The organization is evident and cohesive devices are used, though rather mechanically.
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Lexical Resources:
-The lexical resource is limited, but just about adequate for the task, try to enhance IELTS vocabulary.
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Grammar Range and Accuracy:
-The variety of structures would suggest Band 6 on Grammar, but the essay has some grammatical errors, such as article (a, an, the).
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Answer 5
Some people think that historic buildings are no need any more and should replaced with modern ones. However, others argue that historic buildings must be preserved in order to...
By Mohamed Shokry, 2017-11-05  View full answer
Total words: 282
Band: NA
  • The conclusion is too simple, rewrite to summarize your points.
  • You should avoid using common words repeatedly, and show your grammatical range and accuracy as possible. The essay has AND(13) BUILDINGS(8) OUR(7); try to decrease duplicated words.
  • High ratio basic sight words may degrade your writing, suggest to rephrase some of them. You can try to rewrite Paragraph 1 as start point.
  • Suggest to use a few rare or uncommon words to demonstrate your vocabulary range and level. E.g., Introduction seems too plain, try to polish it.