30 # Cue Card (Hometown)

Describe your hometown

You should say:

  • What is this place
  • Where is this place
  • What is special about it

and compare it to other cities in the world.

Response 1 (Script)

It really does take a village to raise a child. After living in my hometown, Ladybrand, I can safely say that that statement is true. Being a small town in the Freestate Province in South Africa, it is a surprisingly diverse town in terms of culture and products. This town may not have much in terms of brand new trends or the latest products, but the local businesses leave nothing to be desired, fulfilling our every need as much as our economy allows. The people of this town are not too demanding either. I love the greenery that the town offers, unlike most other cities that leave a lot to be desired in the greenery and wildlife department. Though no one can fault the poor denizens of this town for their misfortune of loving dogs. I'm a cat person, by the way.

From living in a flat to living in our own house, my rather large family and I have enjoyed one another's company rather than socialize as much as the next person. Even though we were not the most sociable bunch, it cannot be disputed that the handful of interactions with the few people we've managed to become friends with has been nothing but a gift. While some of the townsfolk are far from hospitable, the ones my family and I have been fortunate enough to form bonds with have been nothing but warm and caring; maintaining a good friendship where we fail to maintain interaction; we're not very well versed in the art of socializing, as you may now have guessed.

Ladybrand is quite popular for its peacefulness, known for its serene environment and kindly residents, even in neighbouring towns. There's simply a quality in small sizes that this town has expertly captured.

Thank you.

Written by Wardah Razzaq.