Describe a person who wears clothes that you think are unusual (Part 2/3)

IELTS Speaking – Part 2

Describe a person who wears clothes that you think are unusual

You should say

• Who is he/she?

• How do you know him/her?

• What kind of clothes does he/she wear?

• Why do you consider that his/her clothing choices are weird?

Sample Answer

It is a well-known fact that clothes make a man, which means that people are judged based on their clothing. However, some people don’t understand this fact and dress oddly. Nowadays, most people prefer wearing trendy clothes because they want to fit in their social circles. Also, such fashionable clothes reveal a lot about their personality. Family get-togethers and dinner parties are quite often in my family; it’s more like a tradition. However, this one paternal aunt of mine, Lisa, usually attends dinner parties wearing bizarre clothes. She’s an attention seeker who doesn’t follow the usual dressing patterns as she believes that wearing such offbeat clothes would grab everyone’s eyeballs towards her. Her weird dressing sense made everyone laugh at her. But on one such occasion, Aunt Lisa wore a fluorescent green top attached with a linen jacket and a tiara with lights. Initially, we felt it was unusual as it wasn’t a themed party. But her unique attire caught everyone’s attention, and when the lights went off, her attire shone so radiantly in the dark. Although her costume seemed awkward at first, it was eye-catching in the pitch dark. Some of my other aunts even got inspired by this outfit and asked her about it. Well, I think she wants to be unique from others, so she tries wearing different clothes, in that way she’s habitual to wearing unusual yet elegant clothes.

Vocabulary

  • Eye-catching
    Meaning: immediately appealing or noticeable
    Eg: It was an eye-catching performance by the dance master.
  • Attire
    Meaning: clothes, especially fine or formal ones
    Eg: Everyone in the event praised her ethnic attire.
  • Paternal aunt
    Meaning: the sister or sister in law of one’s father
    Eg: My paternal aunt lives in Canada.
  • Tiara
    Meaning: a jewelled ornamental band worn on the front of a woman’s hair.
    Eg: Rose demanded a tiara for her wedding.
  • Themed
    Meaning: of a leisure venue, event, etc, given a particular theme or setting.
    Eg: Bill attended a marvel themed birthday party.

IELTS Speaking – Part 3

  1. Where do Indians normally buy clothes?
    Well, most Indians usually purchase their clothes from online or offline stores. There are a wide range of clothing stores and street shops around the country where one can see mobs gathered around the shop, either discussing the clothing rate or bargaining with the shopkeeper. However, some people do not like crowds or waiting in the queue and purchase their clothes online.
  2. What’s the difference between men’s and women’s choices of clothes?
    The main difference between their choices is that both have different body structures and senses of style that vary from each other. Usually, men wear the same sombre shaded and blunt printed clothes. In contrast, women prefer wearing bright and glittering ethnic attires. In addition, men’s informal and formal wear are often sober compared to their female counterparts. However, nowadays, many individuals prioritize comfort over fashion.
  3. Do clothes affect people’s moods?
    Yes, Of course! I believe that what we wear has a significant impact on our emotions. When people wear good clothes, they feel more confident about themselves. Many researchers emphasize that our mood is influenced by what we wear, and even the attire has the ability to evoke good and bad memories related to it. Thus, clothes affect not only our mood but also our emotions, attitude, personality, and faith in ourselves.
  4. What do people consider when buying clothes?
    Apparel shopping can be challenging as people contemplate many factors while buying their clothes, such as colour, quality, cost, brand, comfort, size, the texture of the fabric, discounts, and design. However, some people even check the cashback and refund policy because they can return the clothes and receive a refund if they do not fit in.

Vocabulary

  • Challenging
    Meaning: testing one’s abilities; demanding Eg: Preparing for the competitive exams is a challenging task.
  • Fit in
    Meaning: be socially compatible with other members of a group Eg: It was difficult for the adopted child to fit in the joint family.
  • Evoke
    Meaning: bring or recall a feeling, memory, or image to the conscious mind. Eg: This route evokes memories of my college life.
  • Mob
    Meaning: a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence Eg: It was difficult for the shopkeepers to keep the mob under control.
  • Prioritize
    Meaning: designate or treat (something) as being very or most important. Eg: Michelle found it difficult to prioritize tasks.

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