IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Living Questions and Answers
Where are you living now?
Currently, I am living in a housing society that is situated in Newtown. I have recently moved from a place called Garden Reach to Newtown. Newtown is located on the outskirts of Kolkata, whereas Garden Reach is closer to central Kolkata. Kolkata is one of the biggest metropolitan cities in India.
What do you like most about where you live?
The most wonderful part about my society is that the environment is very clean and well maintained. The roads are lined with trees and small bushes, which create a peaceful and pleasing ambience. The roadways within the society are also well planned and kept in good condition. During the monsoon season, there are no issues related to waterlogging or drainage.
What is the neighbourhood like where you live?
Since I live in a housing society, most residents are not acquainted with one another. Although some individuals have friends or even other family members and relatives staying in the society, they don’t meet frequently. Mostly young working individuals with rented apartments stay in my society. Since Newtown is the new business hub of Kolkata, a majority of the residents are employees in various organizations located in this area.
Do you have any friends there?
No, I do not have any friends in my society. I am not a very outgoing person; thus, I rarely meet new people. Since I have only been living in this society for almost a year, I haven’t had the chance to make new friends.
What can be improved in the area where you live?
Although there are very few complications with the housing society that I live in, some improvements can be made. Firstly, there is an issue of stray dogs loitering on the premises, and there have also been cases of occupants getting bitten by these dogs. I think the authorities should take the necessary action to solve this problem. Secondly, the water in this society has too much iron content in it, and I believe proper steps should be taken to improve the quality of water.
Meaning: the outer parts of a town or city.
Eg: Their office was located on the outskirts of the city.
Meaning: saturate with water; make (something) waterlogged.
Eg: The issue of waterlogging was common in this neighbourhood.
Meaning: make someone aware of or familiar with.
Eg: The contestants were yet to be acquainted with the judges.
Meaning: friendly and socially confident.
Eg: She was known to be an extrovert and an outgoing person.
Meaning: stand or wait around without apparent purpose.
Eg: Those two were loitering around for quite a long time.