Describe Your Hometown IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic

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The blog first discusses some sample questions that are based on the topic of ‘Hometown’ for IELTS Speaking Part 1. The blog also gives out some sample answers to these questions, followed by frequently asked questions on the IELTS Speaking module. 

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The IELTS Speaking part 1 topic ‘Describe your Hometown’ is one of the most often asked and easiest topics to answer in an IELTS test. In this topic, test takers have to give a detailed description of their hometown, where they were born, raised, and spent a major part of their lives. In this blog, we will try to look at various questions that can be asked on the topic of ‘Hometown’ in IELTS Speaking Part 1.

Questions with Sample Answers on "Hometown"

Below are the most common questions associated with IELTS Speaking part 1 topic: "Describe your Hometown," along with their sample answers.

Q 1: What is the name of your hometown?

Sample AnswerMy hometown is Chandigarh. It is the capital of Punjab, in the Northwestern part of the state, and is also known as ‘The City Beautiful’.

Q 2: Is your hometown a big or small town?

Sample Answer 1My hometown ‘Chandigarh’ is a medium-sized city. Therefore, it is easy for its residents to travel around. They can easily save a lot of time.
Sample Answer 2My hometown ‘Chandigarh’ is not a metropolis, but it is not small either. However, it is not a crowded place. It is a clean and green city. It is also the capital city and one of the most modern cities in the northern region.

Q 3: How long have you been living in your hometown?

Sample Answer 1I have lived in Chandigarh for the last twenty years. It is indeed a long time to live in a city that I call home. My entire social circle is here. However, I would like to work in a different city to broaden my horizons.
Sample Answer 2I have been living in ‘Chandigarh’ since my birth. Therefore, I was born and bred here. It is my birthplace, and I have completed my schooling from here.

Q 4: Do you like your hometown? Why/Why not?

Sample Answer 1Yes, I like my hometown very much because it is one of the most modern places in the region. It also serves one of the best delicacies and has fabulous food among all the cities in the region. I believe good food makes people happy.
Sample Answer 2Yes, I indeed like my hometown of ‘Shimla’. It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, which is located in the Shivalik Hills.  It is famous for its various tourist spots, especially the Mall Road. It is home to tourists from around the world. 

Q 5: Is there anything you dislike about your hometown?

Sample Answer 1I am from Delhi, the capital of India. The only thing I dislike about it is traffic jams, which occur regularly in the city. These traffic jams are quite annoying during rush hours.
Sample Answer 2I am in love with the city I live in, but as they say, every rose has thorns. Similarly, there are certain things I dislike about my hometown. The public transport is very slow here, and I often get fed up with it. So, if only the public transport system could be improved, my hometown would be the best place to live.

Q 6: Which thing do you like the most about your hometown? Why?

Sample Answer 1My hometown is one of the greenest places in the region. It is home to many public parks, which I often visit with my friends to relax.
Sample Answer 2I live in Delhi, the capital city of India. It is really known for its delicious food. The city is home to restaurants with cuisines from around the world, not only from India. 

Q 7: Do you like living in your hometown? Why/Why not?

Sample Answer 1Yes, I like living in Chandigarh. It is an eco-friendly city, and the environment is very pleasant there. I like to live in this city. 
Sample Answer 2Yes, I really love living in my city. It is a very happening place to live in. It is home to the region’s music industry, and you see a number of singers coming here for concerts. 

Q 8: Can you describe your hometown a little bit?

Sample Answer 1 I belong to Delhi, the capital of India. It is one of the largest cities in the world and has a population of about 31 million.
Sample Answer 2My hometown is a medium-sized city in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges. It is one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the country. Its residential areas are divided into sectors and have wide roads.

The above-mentioned are the most common sample questions that test takers are asked when they get the "describe your hometown" topic in the IELTS speaking part 1. If you want to prepare for the IELTS exam and achieve the required band score. Then, you can contact Canamprep, the best IELTS institute in India and get expert guidance for IELTS exam preparation. 
Also read:  IELTS speaking part 1 topics & questions


The most common topics on which questions are asked in the IELTS Speaking test are as follows:

Hobbies etc.

Although IELTS band scores are equally marked for all four modules, some students find one of the modules the toughest to score. Some find listening easy and writing difficult, while others may find speaking a tough module to get through. Therefore, it really depends from student to student that each may find one of the modules tough to score.
Some tips for scoring well in the IELTS Speaking have been mentioned below:

Don’t memorize answers.
Don’t use unfamiliar words.
Use variations in sentences to sound intelligent in the English language.
Don’t use and worry about accents.
Keep calm and pause before speaking.
Don’t hesitate while speaking, and avoid fillers.
Give reasons for your answers.
Take care of your pronunciation.

You need to score equally well on Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy and Pronunciation to get good bands in IELTS Speaking.
The result for the Speaking module in IELTS is given as a band score that ranges from band 0 to band 9, which depends upon the student’s performance. The IELTS examiners give scores to a student based on four criteria as Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy and Pronunciation.  

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