IELTS Speaking June and July 2017: A Piece of Clothing.

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This cue card has been asked multiple times in June and July 2017 IELTS exams.

Talk about your favorite piece of clothing. Please say

– What is it? (Garment, type)
– Why do you like it?
– How often do you wear it?

Well, thinking about your favorite piece of clothing is NOT difficult. However, effectively answering the elements of the question is.

Most students start the answer with “My favorite piece of clothing is ….”. If you’re one of them, you’ve lost any chance of scoring more than 6.5 bands by merely repeating the question. DO NOT REPEAT THE QUESTION. Period. That’s the cardinal sin in IELTS exam.

Why do you like it? “I like it because …..” NOPE! Stop! Think and act.

“Since my husband gifted this dress to me on our second marriage anniversary, I have a special fondness for this lovely dress.”

Make a story if none exists. Let me present a sample answer:

I’m a party person, and I love trying new dresses. Last year, I heard the Indian Prime Minister’s message of purchasing khadi, a traditional Indian fabric, clothes because purchasing these clothes supports poor cloth makers in Indian villages. So, I bought a traditional khadi kurta pajama. (Story + What is it)

I’m in love with this dress. It is extremely comfortable, simple yet stylish as compared to western dresses. It is elegant, and my colleagues have also stated a khadi day. We wear a traditional khadi dress on every Wednesday in our office. I also use this dress for special occasions and parties. The khadi fashion is catching up in my circle of friends and family. (Why like? How often?)

 

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