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IELTS Speaking Vocabulary - Hometown

Ron Ross February 15th, 2020

In this video, you are going to learn some great vocabulary you can say about your hometown. This video will be very helpful if you are taking the IELTS because they often ask you to talk about your hometown in the speaking section.


Some hometown-related IELTS speaking questions:

  • Tell me about your hometown?
  • What do you like about your hometown?
  • What do you not like about your hometown?
  • How has your hometown changed over the years?

Words to describe the city

  1. Cosmopolitan
  2. Urban
  3. Bustling
  4. Lively
  5. Hectic
  6. Vibrant
  7. Sprawling 
  8. contemporary
  9. touristic

Words to describe the town/countryside

  1. Rural
  2. Rundown
  3. Quaint
  4. Close-knit
  5. Outskirts
  6. Suburb
  7. Picturesque

Words to describe things in the city

  1. High-rise flats
  2. Pavement cafe
  3. Upmarket
  4. Chain stores
  5. Lively bars
  6. Pop-up shop

Words to describe things in the countryside

  1. Out-of-town
  2. Boarded up shops
  3. Ranch
  4. Orchard
  5. vineyard
  6. Mom and pop shop


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