Words of Topic: Hometown

Word group for topic: Hometown, it helps both IELTS and TOEFL test takers prepare speaking and writing answers on this particular topic.
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 Word Group By Topic: Hometown
historical sites  Speak
n.
a building that was built in the past
The center is ideally located within easy reach of many historical sites.
breathtaking  Speak
a.
extremely exciting, beautiful, or surprising
The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking.
picturesque  Speak
a.
attractive in appearance, especially in an old-fashioned way
It was a pretty town with a picturesque harbor and well-preserved buildings.
traditional  Speak
a.
long-established
My hometown is both traditional and modern.
modern  Speak
a.
designed and made using the most recent ideas and methods
We're in the very modern-looking building opposite the station.
preserve  Speak
v.
maintain (something) in its original or existing state
We need to preserve the buildings.
high-rise  Speak
n.
modern buildings which are very tall and have many levels or floors
There is an argument that some cities could cope with more high-rise buildings.
worth-living  Speak
a.
cannot enjoy life without sth
Life is not worth living without food you can look forward to and enjoy!
hospitality  Speak
n.
the act of being friendly and welcoming to guests and visitors
The local people showed me great hospitality.
day by day  Speak
a.
gradually; daily
He weakened day by day.
potential  Speak
a.
someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve, or succeed
There is enormous potential for economic development in my hometown.
hotspot  Speak
n.
a popular and exciting place
The building is one of the best hotspots in town.
settle down  Speak
v.
to become familiar with a place and to feel happy and confident in it
She quickly settled down in her new job.
enormously  Speak
adv.
extremely; considerably; greatly
I'm enormously grateful for your help.
barely  Speak
adv.
only just; almost not
His wages are barely enough to keep body and soul together.
skyscraper  Speak
n.
a very tall building of many stories
The skyscraper rears high into the sky.
ameliorate  Speak
v.
to make or become better; improve
Nothing can be done to ameliorate the situation.
infrastructure  Speak
n.
the basic systems and services(transport and power supplies) that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
Improvements are being made to the region's decrepit infrastructure.
decrepit  Speak
a.
in very bad condition because of being old
Most of the buildings were old and decrepit.
region  Speak
n.
an area of a country, especially one that has a particular characteristic or is known for something
There's a shortage of cheap housing in the region.
vicinity  Speak
n.
the area around a place
We could see that there were several open Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity.
frequently  Speak
adv.
regularly; often
He frequently donates large sums to charity.
increasingly  Speak
adv.
to an increasing extent; more and more
The U.S. has increasingly relied on Japanese capital.
accessibility  Speak
n.
the fact of being able to be reached or obtained easily
Two new roads are being built to increase accessibility to the town centre.
consequently  Speak
adv.
as a result
All the shops were closed, and consequently we couldn't buy any food.
venues  Speak
n.
the place where a public event or meeting happens
The hotel is an ideal venue for conferences and business meetings.
tourist attraction  Speak
n.
a place of interest to tourists
The indoor flower market is a big tourist attraction.
majority  Speak
n.
the greater number
The majority of my patients come to me from out of town.
commute  Speak
v.
to make the same journey regularly between work and home
One Monday morning I set off on my daily commute to work.
traffic jam  Speak
n.
a large number of vehicles close together and unable to move or moving very slowly
The snow caused traffic jams all over the city.
rush hour  Speak
n.
a time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest
Take alternate routes during the morning rush hour.
transportation  Speak
n.
a vehicle or system of vehicles, such as buses, trains, etc. for getting from one place to another
The city is working to improve public transportation.
comfort  Speak
n.
a pleasant feeling of being relaxed and free from pain
These jeans have added Lycra for comfort and fit.
strive  Speak
v.
make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
We are constantly striving to improve our service.
chain store  Speak
n.
one of several similar shops that are owned by the same person or company, especially one that sells a variety of things
The streets are dominated by chain stores.
fashion house  Speak
n.
a company that designs and sells new styles of clothes, shoes, bags, etc., especially expensive ones
She runs a fashion house now.
get around  Speak
v.
visit a lot of different places as part of your way of life
We had to use public transport to get around.
pavement cafe  Speak
n.
part of a cafe which is outdoors or on the pavement or sidewalk
It's very pleasant to linger in a pavement cafe here and just watch the world go by.
linger  Speak
v.
to take a long time to leave or disappear
We went to small cafes where we could linger over cappuccino.
residential area  Speak
n.
an area where people live
There is a large market in the residential area.
inner-city  Speak
n.
the central part of a city where people live and where conditions are often poor
The program gives kids from the inner city a taste of the wilderness.
poor housing  Speak
n.
housing that is not in good condition
Many health problems are made worse by poor housing.
shopping centre  Speak
n.
a group of shops with a common area for cars to park
On the debit side the new shopping centre will increase traffic problems.
shopping mall  Speak
n.
a large usually covered shopping area where cars are not allowed
We are going to build a shopping mall in this area.
office block  Speak
n.
a large building that contains offices
There's another new office block going up behind the station.