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Home town vocabulary for IELTS.

Areas of a city

Means of transport

Practice questions

Your home in general

  • Do you live in a house or a flat?
  • How long have you lived there?
  • Where did you live before [if you have only lived there a short time]
  • Who do you live with?
  • Can you describe your home a little.
  • Do you like your flat/house?

Houses and flats

  • Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?
  • What are the advantages of living in a flat/house?
The rooms
  • What’s your favourite room in your home?
  • How is this room decorated?
  • What do you do in this room?

The area you live in

  • What can you see through the windows of your home?
  • What is the environment like around your home?
  • What facilities are there near your home?
  • Is it easy to travel to and from your home?
  • Do you think it’s a good area to live in?
  • Would you recommend that as a good place to live?


  • Would you consider moving to live somewhere else?
  • Is there anything about your home you would like to improve?


  • Where do you live?
  • Have you always lived there?
  • How long have you been living there?
  • Where do you come from?

The place

  • Do you live in the city or the countryside?
  • What kind of a place is it?
  • Is it a large city or a small town?
  • Has it changed much in the past few years?

Feeling about hometown

  • Do you like living there?
  • Is there anything you dislike about living there?
  • Would you recommend it as somewhere to live?

Places and people

  • What’s your favourite place in your hometown?
  • What do people do in your hometown?
  • Is it easy to travel around in your hometown?

The future

  • Do you plan to stay there all your life?
  • Would you ever consider living somewhere else?
  • How long do you think you will continue to live there?
  • How do you think it might change in the future?