Ultimate IELTS Speaking Ideas – Old Buildings

Should old buildings be preserved?

If Yes Then

  1. Once a historic building is gone, it’s gone forever, but who knows what will be treasured in the future? 

2. Conservation shows respect for those who came before us and those who come after.

3. Restoration is often cheaper than building new structures.

4. They are an integral part of our heritage and our history. Without it, we lose touch with our origins.

5. Preserving them is good for the environment: 

 * Preserving a building is the ultimate in recycling and keeping building materials out of the landfill. 

 * Many traditional building practices in historic buildings are “green” (e.thick walls maintain indoor temperatures and save energy).

 * Building a building requires large amounts of energy and can increase pollution.


6.Tourism could be a lucrative one Source of income for every community, and many old buildings are real tourist magnets.

7. The architectural style of many of these buildings is unique, and once they have disappeared our architects could no longer learn these styles.

8 They are aesthetically pleasing and add to the beauty of our cities. 

If No Then

1. Most of them are unsafe and will eventually collapse, injuring and killing many citizens.

2. They are ugly and spoil our cityscape.

 3. In the modern world, the land is valuable. If demolished, 

 * skyscrapers could be built too accommodate many people and thereby solve the housing problem. This would also prevent urban sprawl.

 *  Huge shopping centres, office buildings, etc. could be built that would create jobs for many. 

 * Modern services could be provided for citizens to make their life more comfortable and enjoyable.

4. Many of them are empty and threaten the security of our society: 

 *  They are the best place for addicts to use drugs.

 *  Many other illegal activities could occur in such buildings.

 * They can be a great hiding place for criminals and fugitives.

5. The maintenance and renovation costs could be huge.

6. They could be home too many diseases that spread creatures.

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