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Buildings We Live In – An IELTS Practice Speaking Test

by | Feb 18, 2017 | Speaking | 0 comments

Have you got a pen and paper ready so that you can give yourself one minute to prepare for the cue card?

Here are the questions:

Part 1 (Try to answer with at least three sentences for each question.

  1. What sort of place do you live in?
    • (Hint: Do you live in a house or a flat? Your place = your home)
  2. Is this the same kind of place you lived in as a child?
    • (Hint: I used to… I’ve lived there for… On balance, I prefer where I am living now, but…)
  3. If you could change the place where you live, what kind of place would you choose?
    • (Hint: Well, if I got the chance, I’d move somewhere bigger/smaller/in the country/right in the city centre, because…)

Describe a house you remember visiting as a child.

You should say:

Where it was
Why you went there?
What it looked like.
And explain why you remember it.

Part 3 (answer for one minute each question)

  1. Do women and me like to decorate their houses the same way?
  2. Do people in your country tend to rent or buy their homes?
  3. Is affordable housing a problem in your country? Who does this effect most?

Discussion question:

The picture featured in this article is a black and white cottage in a village in the UK. Are there any special kinds of houses in the country you grew up in? Why are they unique? Write your answers below and I will help you with any vocabulary you need to find. Don’t forget to send me the URL of pictures you want to share.

The vocabulary for some of these questions might be difficult. Ask any questions in the comments below.

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