Describe your Hometown: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer

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Describe your Hometown: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this an important topic in IELTS or an often repeated question?

Please do not restrict yourself to important or repeated questions. You cannot predict the topics in the actual test. But it good to stay prepared on all topics. This is also one of the topics that you need to prepare.

Is it a good practice to use difficult words like ameliorate?

It is good to equip yourself with a good vocabulary which will be handy when you take the writing or speaking test. Be it in speaking or writing , difficult words should not look like inclusions. They have to used in such a way that it looks natural.

I live in India. The answer given here is for Victoria. Can I use this answer in my speaking test which means can I say I’m from Victoria though I’m an Indian?

Definitely, not. The answer given here is just a sample. You can use the vocabulary to frame your own answers.

I’m not too much into facts. So I don’t know what is the population of my hometown? How do I deal with this?

If you have lot of time for your preparation, you can find out the population of your hometown from internet. If you’re doing a last minute preparation try to say something else about your hometown which will add volume to your answer. The advice is do not give one line answers.

Is it mandatory to use idioms?

No. But it will be great if you get yourself familiarised with some. It will enhance your talk.


Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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