AEE 877: How Natives Talk About Their Hometown

talk about hometown in English

Do you know how to talk about your hometown in English?

What words do you use to describe it?

Today you’ll get a sneak peak into the three time-related phrases to talk about your hometown if you want to connect with natives on a personal level.

These phrases that you’re going to get today were gathered from a series of interviews with native speakers that were spontaneous and natural.

These words did not come from a vocabulary list so you can be confident that you are learning REAL ENGLISH!

 

Why should you learn these phrases to talk about your hometown?

One way to connect with natives is to show people who you are.

A big part of who you are is where you come from.

Being able to share the details of your town is key to connecting.

 

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3 ways to describe your hometown:

  • #1: “Post-90’s”, “Post-80’s”: You can use this phrase to describe any time period after a specific time. “Post- 90’s” means after the 90’s. When you use this phrase you sound much more articulate than if you just said “After the 90’s.”

 

  • #2: “We went from being ___ to being ____”: In the example Lindsay said that “Kendall Square went from being industrial and forgotten to being overpriced.”

 

  • #3: “Back in the day”: This is a great and natural way to say that something happened in the past. If you used this on the IELTS Speaking test it would be a huge differentiator to increase your score because other candidates would not use it.

 

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  • 1. As far as I can tell, post-90’s Taiwan has become a real high-tech treasure.
    2. If you ask me, my Taiwanese folks went from being shy to being sociable.
    3. Back in the day, Taiwan made its island its paradise.