IELTS Speaking Part 1 City: Below are the sample answers to questions about cities. Talking about cities is not complicated at all as living or visiting cities is truly a part of our lives.
Words such as metro, metropolitan, and the capital refer to a big city. Look around your city and observe how people live their lives and how businesses work. These can surely help you collect ideas that you can surely use when talking about cities in your IELTS speaking test.
What city do you live in?
I’m living in one of the biggest cities in this country which is also the second most populous city. The cost of living is incredibly high, however, many people choose to live in this city because there are plenty of job opportunities. Aside from that, infrastructures are more advanced compared to other big cities.
Well, I’ve been living in Rosemary City, which is in the western part of this state. It’s a city where you can experience cultural diversity (multiculturalism) since our city is welcoming to people who have different cultural backgrounds. Not only that, our city has been the financial hub (center; core) of our country because of the important industries that are operating such as trading and information technology.
How long have you lived in that city?
I wasn’t born in this city, we just moved here when I was 5. So, I’ve been living in this city for 20 years now. That means I’ve witnessed how my city progressed (developed). I’ve seen the best days and the worst and to be honest with you, our city has been facing a serious problem these days in terms of house prices.
Well, if I’m not mistaken, I’ve been living in this city for 15 years now. I was a primary schooler when my family moved here. Of course, there are so many changes and in my opinion, the best thing that has happened in our city is that it becomes the center of trade and commerce. And because of that, there are many job opportunities that are created.
Are there big changes in the city where you live in?
Undeniably, house prices are skyrocketing (increasing rapidly). I think the city government is not doing its job to regulate (control) house prices. Ordinary people are really struggling in terms of rent or in finding a decent apartment or a house that’s not breaking the bank (costing more than one can afford). Aside from that, our city has become more populous (having a large population) since people from the countryside or other states move into our city to, obviously get jobs.
Absolutely! Our city has significantly improved with regard (regarding) to infrastructure – we have better roads and advanced mass transportation compared to the past. Besides, our city has become more diverse (having different cultures) as opposed to (very different from what was just mentioned) a decade ago. I can see different races in this city and I think that’s a good thing.
Is this city/your city your permanent residence? / Do you consider living in your city permanently?
I don’t think so. Considering the rapid (fast) increase in the cost of living in this city these days, it’s highly likely (having a high probability) that I’ll move to a much more affordable city. I believe I need to be more strategic so I can live more comfortably and conveniently. Although I’m used to living in this city, still, I can’t see myself living here for good (permanently; forever).
I believe not. I’m still too young to decide to settle down (to start living a quiet life in one place) in this city. I want to experience living in different places as that can help me acquire experiences in life that can surely make my life more meaningful. But there’s no denying (it is clearly true) that I love my city so probably, I’ll retire here.
Do you like the city where you are living now?
Without a doubt (indisputably), I can say that I do love living in my city because of its nature. Our city is not a typical metropolis (a big and busy city) in which all you can see is a concrete jungle (a densely populated city with many modern buildings). Ours is semi-urban, we can still enjoy breathing fresh air and at the same time living close to nature (being able to see trees and animals).
Do you prefer the city or the countryside?
I’m torn between (having difficulty in choosing between two choices as both are equal) the two since I love living in the city and the countryside. Living in the city is very much convenient as I have access to very important facilities and establishments. On the other hand, life in the countryside gives me peace of mind as life in there is slow-paced and pollution is minimal (little).
What kind of cities do you like?
Well, I admire cities that still have trees like the one where I’m currently living now. Most cities nowadays are crowded with skyscrapers (tall buildings) so seeing greeneries is impossible. I don’t mind (if you say I don’t mind, it means that you care less) living in metropolitan areas as long as I can still enjoy the beauty of nature in those places.
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