Dinesh Pandiyan

updated on 13-01-2023


IELTS Speaking Part 1 Hometown


The Speaking module consists of three parts including IELTS speaking part 1 hometown. In the IELTS speaking part 1, the examiner will tell you who he or she is and then ask you who you are. Please have a look at the sample questions we've prepared for the IELTS speaking part 1 hometown, as they will be useful for your preparation. 

Hometown IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions With Answers

1.What’s the name of your hometown and where is it? 

Answer: Vadodara is my hometown. It is a province located in the west of my country.

2.Is that a big city or a small place?

Answer: It is a tiny hometown of more than 22 lacs people.

3.Tell me about your hometown.

Answer: It is a diminutive city, like the one I grew up in. Many local festivals give it a feeling of continuity with the past, while the growing number of modern infrastructures and businesses in the city give it a sense of moving forward into the future.

4.How long have you been living there?

Answer: For as long as I can remember, I have lived there from my childhood.

5.Do you like your hometown? If yes, what do you like (most) about your hometown? 

Answer: Indeed Yes, I am extremely proud of my hometown. The residents in my hometown are really welcoming, and I appreciate that. In addition, everyone was happy to offer a hand to those who asked for it.

6.Is there anything you dislike about it? 

Answer: For what seems to be a pretty small town, I find the bustle of activity on the streets a little monotonous.

7.Do you often visit your hometown?

Answer: As I said formerly, I have been here since I was born. 

8.Do you think you will continue living there for a long time?

Answer: To be honest, I hope I could, but settling down is not part of my plan. 

9.Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?

Answer: Definitely, yes. The mutation has been dramatic. There were barely any buildings in my neighborhood when I was a kid, but that all changed around 15 years ago.

10.Are there any changes you would like to make in your hometown? 

Answer: Yes, if the infrastructure could be upgraded, I wouldn't have to spend so much time in traffic during rush hour.

11.Does it have any historical buildings or sites?

Answer: Actually, yes. Many people think that our local museum is one of the most important historical buildings in the area. Construction of this community hall began in 1780, during the reign of the English. 

12.What would you recommend a visitor should see and do in your country?

Answer: Well, a new tourist should visit our National Museum to learn about our history and traditions. Our country's north features one of the country's greatest beaches, which is a must-see place. I also suggest the hilly paths in our capital city; the large tea gardens; one of the most beautiful natural fountains in the west; and the old historical buildings. Umm! The national theatre and science museum in our city are two prominent tourist destinations.

13.Are there any traditional arts or music you would recommend?

Answer: Well, the art epicenter and the University of Fine Arts in the city are two places that I would recommend to any art and music lover. In addition to traditional music concerts and art shows, we have a lot of international events that would be very interesting to a first-time visitor.

14.What kind of jobs do the people in your town/village do?

Answer: The preponderance of people in my city are employed by the government and national and international alliances. About 10% of our entire population is self-employed. 

15.What kind of place do you live in (an individual house or an apartment)?

Answer: Well, I live in an individual house. 

Hope you can improve your sentence construction while speaking using our IELTS speaking part 1 hometown questions with answers.

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Hometown Speaking Part 1 Band 9 Vocabulary

We provided the vocabulary with definitions which we have taken from hometown IELTS speaking part 1 answers and related to hometown. 

1. Province: one of the areas that some countries are divided into with its own local government
                Eg: In provincial jails, sentences of less than two years are served.

2. Infrastructures: basic physical systems of a business, region, or nation that often involve the production of public goods or production processes.
                Eg: We need to invest more money on infrastructure maintenance and repair.

3. Welcoming: to be pleased to receive or accept something.
                Eg: The restaurant is tiny, green, and welcoming.

4. Appreciate: to understand the value of somebody/something
                Eg: Your assistance the other day was really appreciated.

5. Bustle: full of busy activity
                Eg: The bustling market was the major draw.

6. Monotonous: never changing 
                Eg: After a time, the music grew monotonous. 

7. Mutation: a basic and important change
                Eg: The genome is randomly mutated at a predetermined rate, and this is also changed in descendent species.

8. Dramatic: exciting or impressive
                Eg:  They belong to the community dramatic group.

9. Barely; scarcely
                Eg: He barely had enough money to buy the automobile.

10. Upgraded: to improve the grade of
                Eg: The sewage treatment facility is being upgraded by the city.

11. Construction: something that has been built
                Eg : A dam is now being constructed.

12. hilly paths: full of hills
                Eg: In a hilly region, hikers must trek up steep slopes.

13. Prominent: important or famous
                Eg:  He displayed the prize prominently on his desk.

14. Recommend: tell somebody what you strongly believe he/she should do
                Eg: It is recommended to one who liked her previous films should see this one.

15. Alliances: an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing
                Eg:  All of the countries have declared their allegiance to the alliance.

16. Preponderance: a superiority in weight, power, importance, or strength
                Eg: Anything that gives you a tactical advantage, such as a preponderance advantage on one side, is beneficial.

17. Anointing: to put water or oil on someone in a religious ceremony
                Eg: The baby's forehead was anointed by the priest.

18. Diminutive: much smaller than usual
                Eg:  He's a diminutive man, standing less than five feet tall.

19. Epicenter: earth science
                Eg:  There is no agreement on the location of the epicentre.

20. Reign: the time period of a ruling influence, or a prevalence.
                Eg:  The Beatles' musical influence is an example of a reign in rock and roll music.

Reread hometown IELTS speaking part 1 answers, so you can sense that your understanding is improved. 

Also check other IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics


IELTS Speaking Part 1 Hometown has 15 questions and answers. You can use it to improve your conversational skills. In addition, you may utilize the hometown speaking part 1 band 9 vocabulary portion to enhance your vocabulary. In addition, we have included links to additional speaking part 1 topics that you may utilise to prepare the IELTS introduction portion.

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