Chủ đề hometown là một chủ đề rất thường xuất hiện đầu tiên trong bài thi Speaking part 1. Tuy đây là một chủ đề đơn giản trong IELTS, nhưng việc các bạn trả lời khéo léo và trau chuốt sẽ gây ấn tượng cho giám khảo ngay từ lúc đầu.
Vì vậy, các sĩ tử khi đi thi phải chuẩn bị thật kĩ từ vựng, ngữ pháp cùng cách trả lời tự nhiên về “Talk about your hometown” sẽ giúp các bạn tự tin hơn trong phần thi này.
Các từ vựng hay chủ đề Talk about your hometown
- amenities (n) tiện ích
- skyscrapers (n) nhà cao tầng chọc trời
- evolution (n) sự phát triển
- a city person (n) con người thành phố thích sự náo nhiệt
- (be) fed up (adj) chán nản
- the hustle and bustle of city life: sự hối hả ồn ào của thành phố
- soak up (v) hít thở
- historic (adj) cổ kính, thuộc về lịch sử
- booming economy: nền kinh tế phát triển mạnh
- hordes of tourist: nhiều khách du lịch
- tourist attraction: địa điểm du lịch
- … is located in the northern/central/southern/eastern/western part of Vietnam: … nằm ở khu vực phía Bắc/trung tâm/Nam/Đông/Tây của Việt Nam.
- It borders …. to the north, … to the south, … to the east, … to the west: Nó giáp ranh với … về phía Bắc, … về phía Nam, … về phía Đông, … về phía Tây.
- Metropolitan area: thành phố lớn
- Small town/a coastal city/an ancient city with a population of around…: 1 thị trấn nhỏ/1 thành phố ven biển/1 thành phố cổ
- Has a tropical/humid subtropical/temperate climate: có khí hậu nhiệt đới/cận nhiệt đới ẩm/ôn đới
- Has two/ four distinct seasons: có 2/4 mùa tách biệt
- It’s quite windy/hot/cold/foggy/cloudy,…: Trời khá nhiều gió/nóng/lạnh/nhiều sương mù/nhiều mây
- Spectacular natural landscapes: thắng cảnh thiên nhiên tuyệt đẹp
- Stunning ocean views: cảnh biển tuyệt vời
- Rolling mountains: những dãy núi trùng điệp
- Dense forests: những cánh rừng rậm rạp
- Historic buildings: các tòa nhà cổ
- Well-developed facilities >< less-developed facilities: có các trang thiết bị phát triển >< các trang thiết bị kém phát triển
- Rich natural resources: tài nguyên thiên nhiên dồi dào
- the hustle and bustle of city life: sự tấp nập và hối hả của cuộc sống thành phố
- Lively bars and restaurants: các nhà hàng và quán bar nhộn nhịp
- Fantastic public transport system: hệ thống giao thông công cộng tuyệt vời
- Famous tourist destinations: các điểm đến du lịch nổi tiếng
- Green spaces: những khu vực nhiều cây xanh
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Part 1 – Topic Talk about your hometown
1. Where are you from? (Where is your hometown)
Well, I was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City which is one of the biggest cities in Vietnam. You know, HCM is a bustling metropolis with a complex history and colonial structure remains.
2. Do you like your hometown? What do you like about your hometown?
Honestly, I do take a lot of pride in being a citizen here. What I mean here is that I have all the modern amenities such as, hospitals, parks, recreational centers and better job opportunities. Besides, I can witness the evolution and development of my city with an array of skyscrapers and new buildings have been built in recent years. I think it is true to say that this is the city that never sleeps.
3. Would you prefer to live somewhere else? (Why)?
To be honest, I am not kind of a city person and I am quite fed up with the traffic jam in the city, so if I were to live somewhere else, it would have to be somewhere off the beaten track to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. That way, I can be closer to nature and soak up fresh air every morning.
4. Does your hometown have a lot of tourists?
Definitely Yes. Although Ha Noi, the capital of Vietnam, is more ancient, I think Ho Chi Minh city has its own uniqueness and is famous for its booming economy and terrific nightlife. There are hordes of tourists flocking into some tourist attractions such as night markets, or Cu Chi tunnels.
Talk about your hometown. You should say:
- Where it is?
- What is special about it
- What tourists should do there
And explain whether it is an ideal place to live in or not?
Let me now tell you a little bit about the city where I was born and raised, which is Da Nang, located on the country’s central coast. It is considered
You will be in awe of our kind locals and stunning natural landscapes when you visit the city. It is commonly known that nature favors my city. We have fine sandy beaches in the east and green ranges of mountains surrounding the city in the west, giving visitors many options for things to explore. They should definitely not miss the chance to go on a tour of the city by public bus, or rent a motorcycle to travel to more locations, such as the Hai Van Pass, which Da Nang locals consider to be one of nature’s seven wonders of the world.
In addition, I think the mouth-watering food will never disappoint travel lovers. They can always have a try at a variety of cuisines, including Hue noodle soup, Quang style noodles and fresh spring rolls with salad.
Real estate is another plus point, making my city an excellent choice for people looking to settle down. The cost of living there is considerably lower than in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. Overall, my hometown is a great place to be, and even to build a life of your own.
- Be in awe: Cảm thấy choáng ngợp
- Stunning (adj): tuyệt đẹp
- Mouth-watering (adj): ngon chảy nước dãi
- Settle down: ổn định cuộc sống
1. Why do people have a very strong bond with their hometown?
I guess one of the best indicators of happiness is the number of different types of social connections we have in our lives, and perhaps there are no better and more natural social connections for a human than the one he forms with his hometown. After all, it is our hometown where we are born and raised as children so it is very easy to be close to it, both physically and mentally.
- Indicator (n): chất chỉ thị
- Be born and raised: được sinh ra và lớn lên
2. Which affects a person’s personality more, the hometown or the current city? Why?
A person’s hometown defines how they behave, and their current city defines how they want to change. I mean, people have to adapt to their new living environment in certain ways, to find it easier to blend in and strike up new relationships. But overall, I believe that a person’s hometown has a much greater influence on them as a person.
- Strike up new relationships: bắt đầu mối quan hệ mới
3. What can people do to improve their hometown even if they do not live there?
Whether or not they live there, people may still make a lot of improvements to their hometowns. To get young people more interested in physically and mentally engaging activities. For instance, people can help start certain sports clubs, study organizations, or libraries. Additionally, they could cultivate trees in the front or backyards of their residences to enhance the beauty and greenery of the city as well as the air quality. Additionally, they can give to some organizations that support those in need.
- Cultivate (v): trồng (cây)