IELTS Writing Topics | Cities

IELTS Writing Topics | Cities
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Reasons for Urbanisation

  • People move to cities in search of job opportunities.
  • Cities offer greater employment possibilities and a higher standard of living.
  • People migrate to cities from the countryside.
  • Traditional activities like farming need fewer workers nowadays.

Negatives of City Life

  • Life in cities has its drawbacks.
  • The cost of living is higher than in rural areas.
  • Some people do not manage to find work.
  • Housing is usually much more expensive.
  • Homelessness and poverty are common in cities.
  • There is a gap between the rich and poor.
  • Life in cities can be extremely stressful.
  • There are problems like traffic congestion and crime.
  • Cities lack a sense of community.
  • People do not even know their neighbours.
  • Cities are sometimes described as “concrete jungles”.

Pedestrian Areas

  • Pedestrian zones in city centres can improve the local environment.
  • Banning cars encourages people to walk or cycle.
  • Many European cities have built bicycle lanes.
  • Dependence on cars is linked to health problems like obesity.
  • People who walk or cycle regularly are generally healthier.
  • Pedestrian areas are safer and more attractive for both residents and tourists.
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