IELTS speaking questions | housing

IELTS Speaking (Part 3) Questions | Housing in Your Country

  • Would you prefer to live in a flat (= apartment) or a house? [Why?]
  • Can you compare houses and flats.
  • Do most people in your hometown live in a house or a flat? [Why?]
  • In your country, where do most young people (for example, 20 to 25-year-olds) live?
  • Do they still live with their parents?
  • What types of places (homes) do most people in your country live in?
  • Compare houses that rural people live in with the flats (apartments) that most city people live in.
  • How are relations betweens neighbours different in cities and in the countryside (as a result of these different housing situations)?
  • What kind of housing situation is best for allowing neighbours to chat to each other?

Housing Problems

  • What are some of the housing problems that exist in your country?
  • What is the government doing to try to solve these problems?
  • In cities in your country, are there many people who do not have a place to live? (homeless people)
  • Where do they sleep?
  • Do you think the prices of homes in your country are too expensive for the average person?
  • What are some of the reasons why the prices so high?
  • What is the government doing about this problem?
  • What can the government do about this problem?
  • Do you think the government should help low-income people buy a home? [Why? How?/Why not?]
  • Do you think the government should supply low-cost housing for those people who have low incomes?

  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of living in a newly-built home and living in an old one.
  • Some people like decorating their homes while other people don't care too much about decorating. Why do you think this is?
  • Some people like decorating their homes with flowers while other people don't have flowers inside their home. Why do you think this is?
  • How do you think homes (= houses or flats) in the future will be decorated (and furnished)?

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