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English Conversation – Hometowns

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 09:03 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English Conversation lesson about our hometown, the area where we grew up. There are some common terms and idioms that we could use when discussing our hometown, as well as a list of conversation questions that people might ask eachother when talking about this subject.

Idioms we might use when talking about our hometown

The big smoke – to live in the big smoke means to live in a city.

Out in the sticks – to live in a rural and remote area.

Hustle and bustle – busy and noisy activity

Going from A to B – to travel from one place to another place that is not very far away. 

Questions about hometowns

  • Where is your hometown?
  • Do you still live in your hometown?
  • What's your hometown like? What is the population of your hometown?
  • What do you like about your hometown?
  • What do you dislike about your hometown?
  • Does anyone famous come from your hometown?
  • Does your hometown have any festivals? What happens at that festival?
  • Are there any local traditions in your hometown?
  • Has your hometown changed a lot since you were a child? If so, how? Have the changes been for the better or worse?
  • Is your hometown famous for anything?
  • What are some things in your hometown that are part of history?
  • What does your hometown produce? What does it grow?
  • What is the best season in your hometown?
  • What is the best thing about your hometown?
  • What is the worst thing about your hometown?
  • What's there to do in your hometown?
  • What's your hometown like?
  • What is the geography of your hometown? (i.e. beach, mountains, etc.)
  • What are the main attractions in your hometown?
  • If you could live anywhere, where would you like to live?
  • How do you see your hometown changing in the next 20 years?
  • Is your hometown growing? Is this a good or a bad thing?
  • Tell me why I would enjoy visiting your hometown.
  • How many years did you live in your hometown?
  • If you could change one thing in your hometown, what would you change and why?
  • What is the rate of crime in your hometown?
  • Would you rather live in a modern or historical city?
  • If someone would visit your hometown, what is the first thing you would like them to see?
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