City Life: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer
Speaking Part 1
Here is an audio of the sample answers given below. Please listen to it for more clarity on the Speaking Test.
1 Do you like the city you are living in now?
Yes, I really enjoy living in Ho Chi Minh city. Although it’s quite hectic, I love its liveliness. Apart from this, I think it’s exciting since it is developing at a rapid pace (quickly) and I love the international environment. This city never sleeps!
Which city have you been to recently? I recently visited Bangkok for a short holiday. I had about 3 days free, so I went there to visit the floating market, palaces, Buddhist temples, and vibrant city center.
2 Do you prefer the city or the countryside?
I would say I’m definitely a city person. I enjoy the hustle and bustle (craziness) of city life, along with the endless opportunities to meet new people from all over. I feel too limited in the countryside, not to mention I’m terrified of critters (small animals, like spiders, etc!
3 What kinds of city do you like?
A mix of modern and old. I like when there is an old historic quarter, but also a district with skyscrapers and a more futuristic look. Moreover, I require a city with friendly people and smiles- I couldn’t live in fast-paced, robotic (people moving so fast that they don’t have any expression) city like New York City for example.
4 Which city do you want to go to?
I’ve always dreamt of going to San Francisco. I’ve always seen the Golden Gate Bridge, charming doll-house like homes, and cable cars on TV and imagined myself there. Moreover, San Francisco seems to be a very liberal city which I would be into.
- at a rapid pace: quickly
Eg: The fire spreaded at a rapid pace
- hustle and bustle: craziness
Eg: I want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city
- Critters: small animals, like spiders, etc
Eg: I am not a very fond of critters
- Robotic: people moving so fast that they don’t have any expression
Eg: I crossed past some men who seemed robotic