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IELTS Speaking Part 1: City Life

IELTS Speaking Part 1

Topic : City Life 

In this post, we would like to put an emphasis on IELTS Speaking Part 1 topic City Life.

1. Do you like the city you are living in now?

Yes, I really enjoy living in Ho Chi Minh city. Although it’s quite hectic, I love its liveliness. Apart from this, I think it’s exciting since it is developing  at a rapid pace (quickly) and I love the international environment. This city never sleeps!

Which city have you been to recently? I recently visited Bangkok for a short holiday. I had about 3 days free, so I went there to visit the floating market, palaces, Buddhist temples, and vibrant city center.

2. Do you prefer the city or the countryside?

I would say I’m definitely a city person. I enjoy the hustle and bustle (craziness) of city life, along with the endless opportunities to meet new people from all over. I feel too limited in the countryside, not to mention I’m terrified of critters (small animals, like spiders, etc!

3. What kinds of city do you like?

A mix of modern and old. I like when there is an old historic quarter, but also a district with skyscrapers and a more futuristic look. Moreover, I require a city with friendly people and smiles- I couldn’t live in fast-paced, robotic (people moving so fast that they don’t have any expression) city like New York City for example.

4. Which city do you want to go to?

I’ve always dreamt of going to San Francisco. I’ve always seen the Golden Gate Bridge, charming doll-house like homes, and cable cars on TV and imagined myself there. Moreover, San Francisco seems to be a very liberal city which I would be into.


  • at a rapid pace: quickly
    Ex: The fire spreaded at a rapid pace
  • hustle and bustle: craziness
    Ex: I want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Critters: small animals, like spiders, etc
    Ex: I am not a very fond of critters
  • Robotic: people moving so fast that they don’t have any expression
    Ex: I crossed past some men who seemed robotic

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