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1. What kind of place is your hometown?

My hometown is a densely populated city (1) and is located in (1) the north of the country. It is renowned for (2) its bustling (3) city center and is teeming with (4) people day and night. There is a wide range of shops, it could be described as a shopper’s paradise (5), however, it isn’t the most picturesque (6) place in the world and is best described (2) as a concrete jungle (7).


· a densely populated city: lots of people live there

· renowned for: famous for

· bustling: very busy

· is teeming with: is full of

· shopper’s paradise: a perfect place for people who like shopping

· picturesque: as pretty as a picture

· concrete jungle: full of building with few green spaces


· is located in: a good way to get some passive grammar in your part 1 answer is to use it

· is best described: the IELTS examiner is listening for a range of grammar and by using the passive. You are more likely to get a higher grade

2. What are the most interesting things to do there?

There are loads of great things to do there such as (1) shop till you drop (8), then followed by (2) with afternoon tea in a fancy (9) café and maybe a bit of sightseeing. I would strongly recommend visiting (3) the art gallery. There are a few masterpieces (10) in there so it’s definitely worth visiting (4).


· shop till you drop: a very good use of idiomatic language and it means to shop until you can shop no more

· fancy: posh, luxurious

· masterpieces: famous works of art


· such as: this is useful to use when you are going to give examples of something

· followed by: a good way to give order and organization in your answer


· I would strongly recommend visiting: note how the verb "recommend" is used. Here it is used with “would” and the verb following “recommend” is in the –ing form. Adding the word “strongly” which collocates with “recommend” makes this phrase even more complex.

· it’s definitely worth visiting: a common mistake IELTS candidates make is to not use an –ing form after "it is worth."

3. What kind of jobs do people do there?

There is a mixture of (11) jobs done (5) by the people who (6) live there. Firstly (3), there is a large industrial estate (12) on the outskirts of (13) the city so many local residents (14) are employed (7) there. In addition (4), because of the increasing number of (15) shops there, a lot of the individuals (16) are employed (7) in the service industry (17).


· a mixture of: a range of

· industrial estate: industrial area

· on the outskirts of: at the edge of

· local residents: local people

· the increasing number of: instead of using “lots of”, try to include other ways of saying this

· individual: a single person or thing, especially when compared to the group or set to which they long.

· in the service industry: a business that does work for a customer and occasionally provides goods but is not involved in manufacturing.


· Firstly: remember to use discourse markers-signposts and linking words – in your speaking, as the IELTS examiner is listening for these.

· In addition: another example of a discourse marker – signposts and linking words to shows that you are going to add something else.


· done: this is a reduced relative clause. the full clause is “which are done”. However, we can reduce it to “done”

· are employed: The IELTS examiner is listening for a range of grammar and by using the passive, you are more likely to get a higher grade.

Ảnh: The New Republic

4. Would you say it is a good or bad place to live?

Although (5) there are drawbacks (18) of living in such a crowded and busy city (19), I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else because there’s always something to do. I'm a massive fan of (20) city living so at this point in my life (21), I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. In the future, the distant future (22), however (6), I might be tempted (23) to relocate (24) to the country because I don't think the city is a place to bring up (25) kids (26).


· Drawbacks: disadvantages

· such a crowded and busy city: using “such a” followed by an adjective and noun emphasizes that it is very crowded and busy.

· I'm a massive fan of: try not to use “I like” because it won’t impress the IELTS examiner, here is a better alternative.

· at this point in my life: now

· the distant future: this means not the near future but the future that is the further way.

· I might be tempted: the verb to “tempt” meant to “attract”

· Relocate: move

· bring up: Raise

· kids: in lieu of using “children”, the word “kids” can be used here, but it is informal so it might be best avoided in IELTS writing.


· Although: Remember after “Although”, you need to use a subject and a verb and you need another clause in the sentence to show what you are contrasting the first part of the sentence with.

· However: Remember to use discourse markers – signposts and linking words – in your speaking as the IELTS examiner is listening for these.

5. How do you travel around your hometown?

I generally tend to (27) travel around by bus. The transport network (28) is pretty good (29) and it is reasonably cheap (30). It is also quite reliable (31). Using a car is difficult because of the traffic jams (32) in the rush hour (33) and the city center can get particularly congested (34).


· I generally tend to: this is a complex way of saying “I usually travel”. The verb “Tend to + infinitive” and will impress the examiner because it is not commonly used by IELTS candidates.

· The transport network: the transport system.

· is pretty good: it is recommended to avoid using words like “good” or “bad”, but if you say “pretty good” it makes it more complex.

· reasonably cheap: quite cheap

· reliable: able to be trusted

· traffic jams: a line or lines of stationary or very slow-moving traffic, caused by roadworks, an accident, or heavy congestion.

· the rush hour: a time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest.

· particularly congested: so crowded with traffic or people as to hinder or prevent freedom of movement.

Ảnh: Turtles travel

6: Would you prefer to live in a bigger or smaller place?

Despite the fact that (7) I can see the pluses (35) of living in a smaller place, such as having clean air to breathe, I absolutely adore (36) living in a city. There is no time to get bored because it literally is the city that never sleeps (37). As I get older though (8), I think I will get sick of (38) the rat race (39) and will end up (40) living in a house in the country.

Despite the fact that: this phrase is used to show contrast and is complex. Using it will impress the examiner more than “although”


· the pluses: the benefits

· I absolutely adore: try not to use “I like” because it won’t impress the IELTS examiner, here is a better alternative.

· it literally is the city that never sleeps: a good user of idiomatic language, which will impress the IELTS examiner. It means that there are things to do at all times of day or night.

· get sick of: to get tired of

· the rat race: a way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power – often associated with cities.

· end up: a good phrasal verb to use in IELTS speaking. It means what will eventually happen.


Though: is being used here as a conjunction to show that the next statement is going to contrast with the previous one.

Còn đây là phần QUIZ giúp các bạn đón nhanh từ vựng sau mổi buổii học.


Cùng kiểm tra độ thẩm thấu từ vựng của chúng ta sau khi đọc câu trả lời mẫu và bài phân tích nào:

· What is a place which is wonderful for people who like shopping?

· How could you describe a posh, luxurious café?

· What does ‘bustling’ mean?

· What does ‘shop till you drop' mean?

· What is a place with lots of buildings in it and few green spaces?

· What does ‘to be teeming with’ mean?

· Which phrase describes a city where lots of people live?

· What does ‘it is renowned for’ mean?

· Which expression means ‘a long time in the future’?

· What is another way of saying ‘a number of different things’?

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