An item of clothing that someone bought for you – IELTS Cue Card Sample 49
An item of clothing that someone bought for you
You should say
- what it was
- who bought it
- what it looked like
- why it was bought for you and explain how you felt about this item of clothing
I would like to describe a coat my parents gave me as a present on my 18th birthday. I must say that it is really smart and exactly to my liking.
The coat is entirely made of cotton and is made by a Vietnamese clothes brand. It is a knee-length black coat, which was in fashion at that time. What I like the most is that there are two deep side pockets, so in winter, I always put my hands into those pockets to avoid the cold. Besides, I can button the coat from top to bottom and it’s also got a decorative waist belt. I am so fond of this coat that I usually wear it every winter. It fits me perfectly and makes me feel comfortable and warm, no matter how cold the weather is. I keep myself warm by wearing the coat with jeans and boots, which match it well.
In fact, I have never thought about whether it will be out of fashion. As this coat is a gift from my parents, I treasure it a lot and – for sure – I will keep wearing this coat in the future.
- Really smart: Very clean, neat, and attractive.
Eg: If you want to look good on special social occasions, or even at work, it is important to dress in really smart clothes.
- To my liking: Suitable, and how somebody likes something.
Eg: The smart way in which she has decorated my house is exactly
to my liking.
- Button the coat: Fasten the coat with buttons.
Eg: Stepping outside my warm house, I quickly buttoned the coat which I was wearing to try and keep warm.
- Decorative: Intended to look attractive, because of the way in which it is decorated.
Eg: Many tourists visit the Temple of Literature because of the many decorative sculptures which they can see there.
- Fond of: Finding something pleasant or enjoyable, especially something that you have liked or enjoyed for a long time.
- Eg: My uncle is an excellent musician, and he is very fond of his hobby.
- Match: If things match each other, they have the same colour or style and therefore look attractive together.
Eg: None of these shoes match my jeans – they are all very different and they are too formal.
- treasure: Have or keep something that you love and that is very valuable to you.
Eg: Thank you for e-mailing the photos. They are superb and I will always treasure them and the memories that they bring.
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