2020年1月迎来了一年3次的雅思口语话题库变题季，本篇我们要说的话题为：雅思口语高频话题：Describe a time you went to a crowded place.属于旧题重回，2017年有考过哦！
雅思口语高频话题：Describe a time you went to a crowded place.
You should say：
when you went there
what the place was
what you did there
and explain why you went there/how you felt about the crowded place.
The most crowded place I had ever been to was the Great Wall, which is located in Beijing, the capital of China. I went there on National Day in 2007 .During National Day, most Chinese people will have 7 days off, and they will choose to travel The Great Wall is a popular tourist attraction and as the old saying goes, ”One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero”. For this reason, even many foreigners will go to climb the Great Wall The Great Wall is one of the seven wonders of the world, and it is built by ancient Chinese people to protect Chinese northern borden The Great Wall I went to was called Badaling Great WalL I tried my best and finally reached the top of it During the process, I wanted to give up many times, but I kept telling myself that I could make it When I was standing on the top and appreciating the splendid views, I felt all my efforts deserved. The process of climbing the Great Wall is just like the process of going through your life journey, during which you may encounter a lot of difficulties. Never give up and finally you will make it.
A crowded place I went to that I didn’t actually like, was Beijing West Railway Station. It was an awful experience. It was a weekend, I think it was a holiday weekend too, and it was the most crowded place I’ve ever been in my life. There were so many people there it was almost impossible to even move. I felt a sense of panic because I thought that I might miss my train because I the queues were so long – and you have to queue up to get into the station then you have to go through security, then you have to find your platform, and everywhere, from outside the entrance to right up to the platform, there are so many people. On this occasion I went there because I was going to visit an uncle of mine in another city, down south. He had just bought a new house and he was inviting various family members there to celebrate – it also coincided with the national holiday – which was the main reason the station was so crowded – everyone in Beijing seemed to be travelling home to see relatives for the holiday. Anyway, so I didn’t feel good about this, and I am quite sensitive to crowds and crowded noisy places. But when I was on the train it was fine, and actually on the way back the crowds there were much less. You have to be quite patient in China if you want to travel anywhere during the national holidays.
Do people like to go to crowded places?Why?
I think some people like certain types of crowded places. Like… for example nightclubs where lots of people are dancing to music – they are quite popular with the younger generation. Some people enjoy the feeling of being in a busy crowded restaurant where lots of people are happy, eating and clearly enjoying the company of family or friends. This kind of lively atmosphere makes some people feel they are in a popular place where others are having a good time – and this feeling can be contagious. This is why some people like these kinds of crowded places. But I don’t think anyone likes a crowded hospital or a crowded train station or so.
How can the problem of traffic congestion be solved?
Problems with traffic in major cities are a big concern today. Already the government have made all sorts of regulations about the car number plates that can go on the roads on different days.They have also made public transport very cheap and accessible to most people in most areas of major cities. The other thing that could be done is to encourage companies to give their employees better travel allowances – but not for gasoline receipts – for taxis and other receipts for public transport.
Why do people still like to live in big cities even though there are severe traffic jams?
Well, big cities have many disadvantages, it’s true. And not only with traffic jams, but pollution, crowds, all sorts of problems like this caused by a large population all living in one place. This can be stressful actually. However, the job opportunities and social opportunities are amazing in big cities – at least compared to towns. If you want a good job and to enjoy a rich social life and cultural life outside of work and the home, then really you’ve got to live in a big city. In addition, educational opportunities are better, quality of teaching, quality of hospital and facilities, and all sorts.
What public facilities does your city have?
My city has a lot of public facilities. It has major hospitals, three airports, lots of bus terminals, an extensive subway network. Everything you can imagine really. It’s the capital city of the province so it has to have all of these things.