Words of Topic: Living

Word group for topic: Living, it helps both IELTS and TOEFL test takers prepare speaking and writing answers on this particular topic.
 Word Group By Topic: Living
district  Speak
n.
an area of a country or city, especially one regarded as a distinct unit because of a particular characteristic
The theater district in New York is in midtown Manhattan.
affordable  Speak
a.
inexpensive
That will make car ownership far more affordable to a far greater number of people.
incredible  Speak
a.
impossible to believe
Thanks for taking me, I had an incredible time.
skyrocket  Speak
v.
increase rapidly
Production has dropped while prices and unemployment have skyrocketed.
studio  Speak
n.
an apartment with only one room
The apartments range from open-plan studios to larger two-bedroomed homes.
tiny  Speak
a.
very small
The living room is tiny.
neat  Speak
a.
arranged in an orderly, tidy way
The place is neat and tidy with not a weed in sight.
shelter  Speak
n.
(a building designed to give) protection from bad weather, danger, or attack
They opened a shelter to provide temporary housing for the city's homeless.
outskirts  Speak
n.
the areas that form the edge of a town or city
Hours later we reached the outskirts of New York.
detached house  Speak
n.
a stand-alone house
He has bought this huge, detached house on a third of an acre.
two-storey  Speak
a.
having two floors or levels
You lived in a brown two-storey building across the street.
skyscraper  Speak
n.
a very tall building
Tall skyscrapers loomed above us and a million cars drove in all different directions.
lawn  Speak
n.
an area of grass, especially near to a house or in a park, that is cut regularly to keep it short
You can't mow the lawn if it's wet.
attractive  Speak
a.
very pleasing in appearance or sound
She's a very attractive woman.
radius  Speak
n.
a distance from a central point
The station, shopping centre and school lie within a one-mile radius of the house.
beloved  Speak
a.
loved very much
She was forced to leave her beloved Paris and return to Lyon.
freshman  Speak
n.
a first-year student at a university, college, or high school
Ten years ago, he was a freshman at college.
facility  Speak
n.
the buildings, equipment, and services provided for a particular purpose
The hotel offers exceptional sporting facilities, including a 50 metre swimming pool.
feature  Speak
n.
a typical quality or an important part of something
The town's main features are its beautiful mosque and ancient marketplace.
fountain  Speak
n.
a natural spring of water
There is also a lake and fountain.
contrary  Speak
n.
the opposite
This was just the contrary of what all the sources were saying.
frightening  Speak
a.
making you feel fear
She found the film extremely frightening.
unhygienic  Speak
a.
not clean, in a way that may cause disease
Unhygienic conditions give rise to disease.
convenient  Speak
a.
fitting in well with a person's needs, activities, and plans
The family thought it was more convenient to eat in the kitchen.
sufficient  Speak
a.
enough
This recipe should be sufficient for five people.
intriguing  Speak
a.
very interesting because of being unusual or mysterious
She has a really intriguing personality.
move out  Speak
v.
to leave
He was 20 when he moved out of his parents' house.
amiable  Speak
a.
pleasant and friendly
He seemed an amiable young man.
educated  Speak
a.
having learned a lot at school or university and having a good level of knowledge
She was probably the most highly educated prime minister of this century.
cooperative  Speak
a.
willing to help or do what people ask
He went voluntarily and was very cooperative.
harmony  Speak
n.
a situation in which people are peaceful and agree with each other
Imagine a society in which everyone lived together in harmony.
dull  Speak
a.
not interesting or exciting
They are both nice people but can be rather dull.
suitable  Speak
a.
acceptable or right for someone or something
The film is not suitable for children.
independently  Speak
adv.
without outside help
I prefer travelling independently to going on a package holiday.
mature  Speak
a.
fully grown-up
He's very mature for his age.
sibling  Speak
n.
a brother or sister
He joins his parents and siblings for breakfast.
homebody  Speak
n.
a person who likes spending time at home rather than going out with friends or travelling to different places
I'm a homebody, so I knew travelling would be tough.
metropolis  Speak
n.
the capital city
Paris nowadays is a busy and crowded metropolis.
jungle  Speak
n.
a tropical forest in which trees and plants grow very closely together
The lion is often called the king of the jungle.
concrete jungle  Speak
n.
modern city
He is more like a spider-man in the modern concrete jungle of the city.