One of the topics you are most likely to be asked about in part 1 speaking is your home town. This lesson gives you some vocabulary and ideas to help you along. You will also find a download version of this vocabulary and a quiz to test yourself.
You can find some speaking practice questions to talk abut your hometown here.
Talking about quality of life
These ideas should help you discuss what you enjoy/dislike about your home town. Remember to try and give examples/reasons to extend your answers.
“the rat race” is a nice idiom for the fast pace of modern city life where no one has the time to sit back and enjoy life
Areas of a city
If you are asked where you live, you should try and be precise.
“the inner city” is normally (in English) associated with poverty – although this will obviously vary from city to city
“the outskirts” are the outer parts of a city/town
Means of transport
You will of course need some adjectives too. You should note how I use “fairly” “really” and “quite” to qualify these adjectives