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IELTS Speaking : Home Town

1. We left home and set up house together in another part of town. (informal)
(begin to live independently in a house)

2. The first thing you must do is to find some accommodation.
(somewhere to live or stay)

3. The town has 20000 inhabitants.
(people who lives in a country, town, etc.)

4. Are you resident in the UK?
(If your home is in a particular country, town, etc. you are a resident of that place)

5. I haven't met my next-door neighbour.
(a person who lives in the house nearest to yours)

6. I am native of London.
(a person who was born in a particular place)

7. If you get lost, ask one of the locals.
(a person who lives in a particular place)

8. Homelessness is a growing problem in inner-city areas.
(the condition of being homeless)

9. A lot of people / homeless sleep rough / live rough in cardboard boxes.
(you sleep outside because you have no home)

10. The families were evicted for not paying the rent.
(to force a person to leave the building or land where they live)

11. We're moving house next week.
(you go and live in another house)

12. We must vacate the flat by the end of the year.
(you stop living in a house and take your belongings away)

13. We haven't met the people who have moved in next door.
(you bring your belongings to a new house and being to live in it)

14. We have got used to a better standard of living.
(the level of money and comfort that people have in their everyday lives)

15. Some people live on bread and water.
(to have something as your only food)

16. In most big towns, there is a commercial centre.
(an area with lots of banks and company offices)

Some useful words to describe cities

17. People who prefer the countryside to big towns often say towns are noisy, dirty and polluted, stressful, and crowded; however, the countryside is quiet and peaceful, clean; calm and relaxing, and has lots of open space and is safe.
People who prefer big towns have a different point of view. They say, in towns, there are plenty of things to do, and life is exciting; there is a wide range of shops and lots of night - life; however, in the countryside, there's nothing to do; it's boring, and there are only a few shops; there's no night-life.

18. Every day, particularly in the rush-hour, we are / get stuck in a traffic jam.
(the times each day when there is a lot of traffic because people are travelling to or from work; not able to move because of heavy traffic)

19. The streets get so packed with traffic that travel is very slow or even comes to a standstill.
(extremely crowded; a situation in which there is no movement or activity at all)

20. This is really stressful for commuters who travel to work in the town..
(someone who travels a long distance to work every day)

21. Vandalism is one of the major problems of big cities.
(the crime of deliberately damaging things, especially public property)

22. He grew up in the East London slums.
(a house or an area of a city that is in a very bad condition and is poor)

23. A picturesque new England village in the fall.
(pretty and interesting, especially in an old-fashioned way)

24. These are a lot of historic buildings in the village.

25. I've had a pretty hectic social life.
(very busy or full of activity)

26. In big towns, you can see a continual bustle of people coming and going.
(energetic activity)

27. It is a run-down inner-city area.
(an area that is in a very bad condition)

28. A lot of people are moving out of rural areas to urban areas.
(connected with a village: connected with a town or city)

29. It's a city of six million inhabitants / citizens.
(a person who lives in a town or city)

30. The (whole) town was on the streets.
(the people who live in a town or city)

31. We're moving downtown.
(to or in the centre of a city)

32. Which part of town district do you live in?
(an area of a town)

33. Many people live in the suburbs and travel to work in the centre of town.
(an area of a town where people live, outside the centre)

34. I live on the outskirts of Bradford.
(the parts of a town or city that are farthest from the centre)

35. We lived on the other side of the square.
(an open space in a town or city that has buildings all around it)