Describing places. In Part One, you may need to describe a place. Commonly this is your hometown. In Part Two of the speaking test, you may get a topic card asking you to describe other places, such as a holiday destination. When describing a place, there are a number of different aspects you can talk about. For example, when talking about your hometown, you could think about it’s age, the industry, its character, the population and size, its climate and environment and any points that make your hometown unique. Here are some examples. In the next exercises, we will practise describing places.