In this lesson, you can learn how to describe your hometown in English. Describing your hometown is useful for your conversational English, and could also help you in exams such as the IELTS speaking exam or the FCE speaking exam.
Where do you live? Do you live in a small town, a big city, or a remote village? What’s it like? Learn how to describe these things and more in this lesson on talking about your hometown.

See the full version of this free English video lesson here:

Contents:
1. Introducing Your Hometown 0:35
2. Adding Background and Details 2:11
3. Saying What You Like about Your Hometown 5:27
4. Saying what You Dislike about Your Hometown 8:55
5. Describing How Your Hometown Has Changed Over Time 11:53
6. Review 14:55

You can learn:

– How to introduce where you live.
– How to describe your hometown in detail.
– How to say what you like or dislike about your hometown.
– How to talk about the ways your hometown has changed.
– How to build a longer, detailed, interesting answer to describe your hometown in English!

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    Its history dates back to Ancient Rome – Razgrad was built upon the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Abritus.

    Razgrad's notable landmarks include Abritus Interactive Museum, the characteristic clock tower in the city centre, the St Nicholas Church from the 19th century and the Ibrahim Pasha Mosque from the 16th century.
    These are the historical symbols of my hometown. Nowadays, Razgrad is widely recognisable for being home to the famous football club Ludogorets Razgrad, who have entered the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

    I've lived in Razgrad for 23 years. Living in a quiet city like Razgrad suits me.
    It's a lovely place and small enough that you can get to know your neighbours and have sense of a community.
    Compared to the big city, there are no traffic jams or crowded streets.
    Although it's a nice place to live, I find it a bit boring. There is not much to do in this city.
    Also, due to a lack of job opportunities people struggle to make ends meet.

    In my opinion, Razgrad hasn't changed much in the last twenty years. The population still consists of elderly people, as more and more young people prefer to live and to work in big cities, where they can find better resources and greater opportunities.

  13. I live in a huge village in Latakia,
    Latakia is a costal city in Syria and it is known for its diversity of landscaps from green mountains to sandy beaches .
    Living in a quiet village with attractive nature suits me, some people find it a bit boring because there is not much nightlife but that isnt a big matter for me because i spend my time working, learning and practising outside so i think the best thing i need after a long busy day is to back to a quiet place for relax and sleep.

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  15. I live in Trieste. I was born in Trieste and I've always lived there. Trieste is a small seaside town in the North-East part of Italy, near the Slovenian border. In the past Trieste was an important port of the Austro-Ungaric empire, now it's a small quiet town and for this reason I like living here. I don't like big cities with a lot of people, a lot of of traffic, a lot of noise, I really prefer quiet places. The centre of the town is nice, but I expecially enjoy the surrounding area, the "Carso".

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  17. Well,I live in Jalandhar city.It is an ancient city of North Indian state Punjab.I have been living here since my birth.It love my city very much.It has got such a rich culture.It is a bustling city.It is famous for Its landmarks such as Pushpa Gujral science city,Devi Talab Temple, Reliance Mall and many more places.But it need to improve drainage system,because when rainfall water logged on the roads, which effects the lives of people.

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  19. Thank you so much for such a helpful lesson!
    I live in Hangzhou, which is on the south east coast of China. It's a huge and bustling city. It's famous for its landmarks such as West lake and Linying Temple. It's also well known for its green tea, what we call dragon well tea, and food, of course. I was born and brought up here so I have lived here all my life. I think it's a great to place to live because it's a real 24 hour city with lots of energies, and there is so much to do. On top of that, it has many beautiful places with natural scenery, so you can easily find somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle and relax. The only downside is that the traffic is extremely busy especially during the rush hours. Air quality can also be an issue particularly in winters. Hangzhou has changed quite a lot as a place in the last 20 years or so. It has expanded tremendously both physically and economically. It is an emerging tech hub and home to the e-commerce giant Alibaba. More and more people are moving here to live and work. Inevitably, the population and cost of living have gone up quite a lot.

  20. I live in a Village, named Adalaj, It is in Gandhinagar district. It is a quiet place to live, but not boring. It is situated between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, two big important cities in Gujarat, So I get the benefits of a smaller and peaceful place and as well as an energetic and interesting place. Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat is 6 kilometers away from my village and Ahmedabad, the busiest city of Gujarat is 6 kilometers away from my village. It suits me. I really like to live in Adalaj. It is also a heritage city. It is known for its stepwell. The stepwell was built by queen Rudabai. There are many tourists these days. The village hasn't changed as a place in the last 10 years, but the mix of people is a bit different nowadays. There are many migrated people living in Adalaj. The thing which I really don't like about Adalaj is more labor workers living here including many people from other parts of India. We get public transport to all over Gujarat from my village.

  21. Hello! I'm from Kazakhstan from Almaty. Almaty is a big sity in Kazakhstan. There are live more than two million people. Almaty have changed quite seriously than 20 yaers ago. Most of people are young. Almaty is beautiful with mountains, nature, lakes, etc. But i want to live in Los Angeles because there is weither is perfect always.

  22. I have been living in Hyderabad for about 5 years. Hyderabad is also an industrial city .most of the phamacetical companys are in Hyderabad and most of them living are in Hyderabad. It's famous for its landmarks such as Golconda, charminar and Nehru zoo park exc…. It's also well known for its food. Even if we get 8000 rup salary , we will survive .the cost of living is really low I spend around 3500 rup to live in Hyderabad. i like Hyderabad because I would like to eat Hyderabady biryani .this item is more famous in Hyderabad.

  23. i live in İstanbul which is one of the biggest city in the world.The city has a lot of historical places and unique bosphorus view definitely.Generally i love live in here but it’s a little problem as every metropolitan city.For example,as you guess,stressful traffic and approximately 20 million human who are living .Despite everything, I would not prefer Istanbul to any city.🇹🇷🤚🏻By the way hello everyone from turkey

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