S-P2: Describe a historical building/place u have visited

12 Sep

The following talk can be applied for Cue cards like:

  • – an historical bulding/place (u have visited)
  • – a(an) famous/important building (in ur city/hometown)
  • – a peaceful place (u have visited)
  • – a place in ur city that u know well

—-Let’s start…—

OK then, I guess I could start off by answering what the historical building is, and I’d have to go for  the Hanging Church what is an elegant (= attractive and well designed)/old landmark in my city history.

Now concerning the matter of what it looks like, and the thing that needs to be highlighted here is that the Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of ancient fortress and its nave is suspended over a passage. Well, the church is approached by 29 steps; early travelers to my country dubbed it “the Staircase Church.”  The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. The nineteenth century facade with twin bell towers is then seen beyond a narrow courtyard decorated with modern art biblical designs. Up the steps and through the entrance is a further small courtyard leading to the eleventh century outer porch.

I once went inside and what impressed me the most is 110 icons and the oldest of which – I cannot remember its name – dates back to the 8th century whereas most of them date to the 18th century. For example, the icons of the Virgin Mary, St Peter, Archangel Michael and St. Paul, etc. I highly keen on mystical beauty what they made.

Progressing to the subject of what it is used for, I suppose I should underline the fact that since the year dot (= a very long time ago), the church was once going to be demolish, but it is built/put up so strong, the workers gave up and left it there. Thanks to extensive renovations for years, now, it is a very famous tourist attraction, and visitors from around Vietnam and the world go to see it and take pictures. In addition, this church is also as reminders of the past and give us something to be proud of, and a reason to live and work there.

To cut a long story short, as my very last point, with reference to the question of its importance/how it is important, it is a historical relief, and a little peaceful place in the busiest part of the city. It’s also part of city’s image. My city is an interesting mixture of both old and new. No matter how many skyscrapers and tall apartment buildings are built, it still has an old and friendly flavor, like a visit to your grandparent’s home. I truly hope the stays there.

—In the end—

Im talking abt the Church what is named Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church also known as the Hanging Church (El Muallaqa) is one of the oldest churches in Egypt.


Thank for ur reading and….comment 😉

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Posted by on September 12, 2011 in part 2


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