IELTS Speaking Part 1 Practice 1

 

In part 1, the examiner will ask you general questions on familiar topics, e.g. home, family, work, studies and interests. This section should help you relax and talk naturally.

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Let’s talk about your hometown. Where is your hometown?

Sample Answer 1
My hometown is a tiny village in Malaysia. It is about 40 kilometers away from any major city. Most people probably wouldn’t be able to find it on a map.

What do you like about it?

Sample Answer 1
I like how the people in my hometown are so friendly, and the way that everyone knows everyone. It’s a really close-knit community, which is hard to find in big cities.

What do you not like about it?

Sample Answer 1
I suppose my least favorite thing about it is that there aren’t too many fun things to do or see. It’s not the most exciting place, so sometimes I feel a little bored.

How important is your hometown to you?

Sample Answer 1
My hometown is very important to me, because that’s where my family lives. It’s where I come from, so it shapes a lot of who I am as a person. If I move away, I’ll likely be homesick for awhile.

Do you think you will continue to live in your hometown?

Sample Answer 1
I’ve lived in my hometown since I was born, and I would be happy to continue living there. However, I’d like to try living abroad, even if it’s just for a short time.

Let’s move on to talk about accommodation. Tell me about the kind of accommodation you live in?

Sample Answer 1
I live in an independent house which has proper fencing and a secure entrance. It has a nice front and a lavish green lawn decked with variety of flowers. At the back side of the house, there is a parking space for two cars. Overall, it is a well-planned building.

Does the place you live in have many amenities?

Sample Answer 1
Yes, the house has everything I need for my daily routines. There is a laundry room with a washing machine, a full kitchen with appliances, and my own bedroom where I keep all of my things. There’s also a 24-hour security guard attending the front gate to our neighborhood.

Is there anything you would like to change about the place you live in?

Sample Answer 1
Overall, my house is more than satisfactory. However, if I had to change something, I would probably add a garden or outdoor space. It would be nice if my family could grow some edible plants and vegetables, but unfortunately there’s not a yard.

Do you plan to live there for a long time?

Sample Answer 1
Even though I’ve lived here my whole life, I don’t think I will live in this house forever. At some point I eventually plan to move out of my family’s house, most likely when I begin a university program abroad.

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