IELTS Speaking Part 1 City: Below are the sample answers on the topic, city. Apply topic vocabulary words and collocations when expressing your ideas about a city. Speak naturally and develop your confidence. 


This topic is relatable. What you can do to be able to develop answers in which you can showcase your ability to fully utilize the English language is to talk about your personal experiences upon living in the city, if it happens that you are not residing in a city, think about your friend or family’s experiences and make them your own. And one important thing to remember, use a wide range of vocabulary, and avoid using the same words over and over again. 








Do you like the city where you are living now?


Without a doubt, I can say that I do love living in my city because of its nature. Our city is not a typical metropolis in which all you can see is a concrete jungle. Ours is semi-urban, we can still enjoy breathing fresh air and at the same time living close to nature.



Without a doubt [phrase] – indisputably; when you say ‘without a doubt’, it means really true

Metropolis [noun] – a big and busy city

Concrete jungle [noun] – a densely populated city with many modern buildings

Semi-urban [adj.] – party urban; between rural and urban but not completely having the characteristics of urban

Close to nature – being able to see trees and animals




Do you prefer the city or the countryside?

I’m torn between 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.




Torn between [idiom] – having difficulty in choosing between two choices as both are equal

Have access [phrase] – being able to enter and use

Peace of mind [phrase] – calm; quiet

Slow-paced [adj.] – slow-moving; not busy

Minimal [adj.] – 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 so seeing greeneries is impossible. I don’t mind living in metropolitan areas as long as I can still enjoy the beauty of nature in those places.




Admire [verb] – like; love

Crowded [adj.] – many

Skyscrapers [noun] – tall buildings

Greeneries [noun] – with plants or trees

I don’t mind – if you say I don’t mind, it means that you care less



Please learn how to talk about the RECENT TOPIC in IELTS SPEAKING PART  2 about BEAUTIFUL CITY on this link



And that’s IELTS Speaking Part 1 City! Isn’t it easy? You can get a better mark on your exam if your speak with confidence plus you use a wide range of vocabulary. 


Meaning of Words and Phrases Sources: Collins, Macmillan, Cambridge, Oxford

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