IELTS Energy 116: You Have a 50% Chance of Getting These Questions in IELTS Speaking Part 1

IELTS Speaking Part 3 common questions hometownYou have a 50% chance of getting questions about your hometown on IELTS Speaking Part 1.

Today you’ll get sample answers to common speaking answers about your hometown.

The first question on IELTS Speaking Part 1 is always about:

  • Your hometown or your current city OR
  • Your work or studies


Here are some typical questions for Speaking Part 1 about your hometown:

  • Where did you grow up?
  • How long did you live there?
  • Why did you like your hometown?
  • Why did you not like your hometown?
  • Does your family still live there?
  • Where are you living now?
  • How is your current city different from where you grew up?
  • Why did you move to your current city?
  • What are the main industries in your city?


Remember, in today’s role play the person asking the question responded a bit but on the actual test the examiner will not respond with a comment.


Tell us about your hometown?

How would you answer some of these questions? Use the same level of detail, intonation, and interesting vocabulary.

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  • 1) I grew up in Taipei , the northern city of Taiwan .
    2) I lived there from the time I was born to my graduation from Taiwan Normal University .
    3) I liked my hometown for many amazing reasons such as wonderful climate , convenient transport , plenty leisure activities , modern lifestyle , delicious crusin in each restaurant or hotel or street market ,lots of Chinese and English movie theaters ,various shopping malls ,
    gorgeous natural landscapes , and so on …
    4) I didn’t like my hometown due to serious air pollution , traffic jam , crowded public areas ,
    high cost of living , and so forth …
    5) Yes , my family still lives there with some relatives .
    6) I’m living in Sana’a , the capital of Yemen , it is in the north without any beaches .
    7) Sana’a is still a historical city which is not influenced by Western culture deeply and keeps its traditional way of living .
    8) I moved to my current city ( Sana’a ) after being married to my Yemeni husband in 1985 .
    9) The main industries in Sana’a are not seen or created . It has no industrial factories or companies locally . But foreign investment can help the growth in the future development .

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