Describe your Hometown: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer
- 1 Speaking Part 1
- 1.0.1 1 What’s (the name of) your hometown and where is it?
- 1.0.2 2 Is that a big city or a small place?
- 1.0.3 3 Please describe your hometown a little? (or) What’s your hometown like? (or) Tell me about your hometown.
- 1.0.4 4 How long have you been living there?
- 1.0.5 5 Do you like your hometown? If yes, what do you like (most) about your hometown?
- 1.0.6 6 Is there anything you dislike about it?
- 1.0.7 7 Do you often visit your hometown?
- 1.0.8 8 Do you think you will continue living there for a long time?
- 1.0.9 9 Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
- 1.0.10 10 Are there any changes you would like to make in your hometown?
- 1.1 Vocabulary
Speaking Part 1
1 What’s (the name of) your hometown and where is it?
Victoria is my hometown. It is a province located in the west of my country.
2 Is that a big city or a small place?
It is a small province with slightly more than 1 million people.
3 Please describe your hometown a little? (or) What’s your hometown like? (or) Tell me about your hometown.
It has a breathtaking view of picturesque landscapes with rolling mountains and greenish lakes. However, due to the increasing economy, a number of businesses, especially in sugarcane, are invested in my hometown making it very promising.
4 How long have you been living there?
I had lived there for around 15 years before my family left for Santa City. It’s been more than ten years since I left my hometown.
5 Do you like your hometown? If yes, what do you like (most) about your hometown?
Yes, I do like my hometown! I like the hospitality of people in my hometown. Also, everyone was willing to give others a hand when they needed help.
6 Is there anything you dislike about it?
Personally, it’s a bit boring for me because as a small town, there isn’t a shopping mall or any other means of entertainment. The streets don’t get very crowded as well. However, I believe that it is improving day by day and turning into a potential hotspot due to the increasing number of annual visitors.
7 Do you often visit your hometown?
I do visit occasionally when there are some celebrations. I also go on a long drive after some hectic weekends.
8 Do you think you will continue living there for a long time?
To be honest, I hope I could go there to visit my relatives and friends, but settling down is not part of my plan. I am now getting familiar with city life as there are more job opportunities here.
9 Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
Actually yes. It has changed enormously. Around 20 years ago you would barely find tall buildings in my area, but now you’d easily be able to catch sight of skyscrapers and tower blocks there.
10 Are there any changes you would like to make in your hometown?
I would like to ameliorate the infrastructure so that I can avoid being stuck in a traffic jam during peak hours.
- Ameliorate: Make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Eg: “Can you please ameliorate the situation of poor people in India?”
- Hospitality: The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers
Eg: Her hospitality was very much appreciated
- Give someone a hand: To help someone do something
Eg: One should always give a hand to poor
- To settle down: Adopt a more steady or secure style of life, especially in a permanent job and home
Eg: ”Yes he finally decided to settle down in NewYork”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this an important topic in IELTS or an often repeated question?
Is it a good practice to use difficult words like ameliorate?
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?
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?
Is it mandatory to use idioms?