Practice describing places in the IELTS speaking test with this exercise. Being able to describe places in the IELTS test is an important skill – you may be asked to talk about your hometown or another place, so make sure you can demonstrate a good range of vocabulary!
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Read the sentences below and select the correct word from the choices given.
“My hometown has recently expanded with a new modern area with shops and a thriving business centre. The old quarter is very different, and is one of the most ______ parts of the country.”CorrectIncorrect
“My city is quite old because it used to be a market town, but I live in a housing estate which is one of the more ______ developments in the area.”CorrectIncorrect
“A lot of recent developments in the city have been ugly, industrial areas. I suppose that’s good for employment, but I live slightly out of the city in one of the few remaining ______ parts of the area.”CorrectIncorrect
“There was originally a lot of farmland, and we get a number of domestic visitors in the summer, but the town is predominantly ______ these days. Most of the local people are now employed in one of the larger manufacturing companies that operate there.”CorrectIncorrect
“I love my hometown – it’s only small so it’s very ______. I feel really relaxed after spending some time back there.”CorrectIncorrect
“It’s the capital city of the country, so it’s the most _______ – you can find all types of people, restaurants and entertainment”CorrectIncorrect
“I don’t like spending much time in my hometown any more. All of my friends have left, and there’s nothing to do at night – the streets are ______ most evenings”CorrectIncorrect
“It never used to be a very significant place, but the suburbs just seem to keep growing so it’s become quite a ______ town, spreading out for miles. “CorrectIncorrect
“My hometown gets very hot in the summer and it seldom rains so it is quite ______. “CorrectIncorrect
“We are lucky where I live because there is very little industry so the air is quite ______ . “CorrectIncorrect