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Hello Everyone, 

I managed to compile some IELTS Speaking Questions about Home and Hometown. Feel free to leave comments, or if you have questions. You may also use the comment box to try and answer some of them and get corrections/feedback from me and other readers.


Where is your home?

Do you live in a house or in a flat?

Who do you live with?

Are there many rooms in your home?

What is your favorite room?

How are the walls decorated?

What would you change about your home?

Do you plan to live there in the future?

What facilities are there near your home?

Describe your home.

What kind of building do you live in?

How long have you lived there?

What is your neighborhood like?

Do most people live in houses in your country?


I’d just like to ask you some questions about your hometown or city.

What type of place is it?

What was it like growing up there?

Has it changed much since you were a child?

Describe your hometown.

What’s special about it?

Where is your hometown located?

Is it easy to travel around your hometown?

What is it known for?

What do people in your town do?

What are the main industries in your hometown?

What languages are spoken in your hometown?

What are the advantages of living in your hometown?

What are some problems faced by your hometown?

Compare your hometown with another city.

What are some environmental problems faced by your hometown?




Talk about a house or an apartment you would like to live in.

You should say:

what it would look like

how big it would be

where it would be located

And explain why you would like to live there.


Describe a building or house that impressed you.

Describe an old house you have seen.

Describe a house where you lived for a long

Describe a house or flat you would like to own.

Talk about a perfect place you have visited.

Describe the house you live in.

Describe a big house or home you have visited. 


Describe your ideal home or place to live.

You should say:

where it would be

how big it would be

what it would contain

And explain why this kind of accommodation would attract you so much.


Describe your hometown

Where it is located

What it is known for

What are the main industries in your hometown

What languages are spoken there

What are the advantages and disadvantages of living there

What problems your hometown faces

Compare it to other cities in the world




Why do people have a very strong bond with their hometown?

In what ways can you improve your hometown?

Some people want to live in their hometowns for the rest of their lives. Why?

What is the main reason for liking a hometown other than the fact you were born there?

Which affects a person’s personality more, the hometown or the current city? Why

Most people in this world do not live in their hometowns. Why?

What do people do to remember their hometowns or to keep them alive in their hearts?

Do people with the same hometown have a similar thinking? Why




    1. Joanna A. Post author

      Hello Sholeh. The best way always is to spend as much time as you can in speaking English. There are several ways you can do that. First, you may find language partners in facebook ESL groups or you can practice with your friends. Second, you may need to find a language teacher to help you with your speaking practice. Another way to do it is to find a local ESL group you can join and meet up on a regular basis.
      As to your listening skills, it is best to listen to English programs, start with simple topics and short videos or audio recordings. There are a lot of things you can find online. I hope I am able to help you with these simple pieces of advice.



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