IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Your country
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Which part of your country do you want to live in?
If I were to choose where to live in Vietnam, I would go for Hue – a city in central Vietnam. I have a bias for Hue because of its historic sites, for its street food, trees and wide boulevard, for the dessert shop on the esplanade and for the wonderful people I met there. Hue is much less busy than HCMC or Hanoi, so this guarantees more space for everyone, no matter when you are driving, bicycling or just walking. You don’t have to worry so much about traffic, you won’t be pushed back and forth by crowds, and you have no pressure to talk and smile a lot.
2. What makes you feel proud of your country?
There are a lot of reasons why I feel proud to be a Vietnamese. I love Viet Nam firstly for its food. Vietnamese food is the best. Vietnamese Pho, Bun cha, banh cuon, etc. All taste amazing while being incredibly healthy and cheap. In addition, Viet Nam has many scenic places. Take Ha Noi for example, while it is the city capital, which is supposed to adopt a crazy busy hectic urban life style, you can still find quiet and beautiful places in some corners of this city, like The Old Quarters, Hoan Kiem Lake, Lang Bac, etc.
3. Do you know the history of your country well?
I may know some common knowledge about my country but not as well informed to qualify as “know well”. The history of Vietnam is all about War & War. In the past, Vietnam had to beat China to protect our border, Vietnam had to beat France to gain independence and had to beat America to completely get real independence for all Vietnam.
1. Boulevard (n) a wide city street, often with trees on either side
It is a city of broad boulevards and spacious parks.
2. Esplanade (n) a level area of open ground in a town for people to walk along, often by the sea or a river
People were lying on the beach and strolling along the esplanade.
3. Scenic (adj) having beautiful natural scenery
an area of scenic beauty