What Do you Like to Wear on Special Occasions- IELTS Cue Card
What do you like to wear on special occasions
You should say:
- What is it?
- On what occasion do you wear this?
- Do other people wear the same dress on special occasions?
I am one of those who emphasize the weather and the mood in choosing dresses instead of any occasion, whether they are unique. But, I like to wear one particular type of dress more than the others on special occasions so I will talk about that dress here.
Although I like to dress up casually daily, I relish wearing a sari for a social event, festivity, or celebration. Saree is a female garment originating from the Indian subcontinent that consists of drapes varying from five to nine yards. It is typically tied up around the waist, with one end hanging over the shoulder. It is one of the oldest and maybe the only surviving unstitched garment of the past.
Most Indian women wear a saree as a traditional dress with great cultural prominence. Over the decades, it has not only become sensuous, charismatic all-time-wear for women but also the canvas for weavers to create artistic print weaves and jeweled embellishments. Whenever I get a chance to wear a saree, I feel graceful and feminine. I particularly like the ones made of soft flowing materials as they are easy to drape. The most pleasing thing about sarees is that they never go out of fashion. What’s more, designers like Sabyasachi have come up with sarees with a modern twist which are even easier to wear and handle. There are semi-stitched versions available that can be draped in less time than the unstitched ones.
Meaning – give particular importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.
Example – Schools should emphasize sex education among students.
Meaning – arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or around something.
Example – My mother prefers silk sarees as it drapes well.
Meaning – the state of being important, famous, or noticeable.
Example – Hitler had swiftly risen to prominence during the 1950s among the Germans.
Meaning – exercising a compelling charm that inspires devotion in others.
Example – My brother’s friend has a very charismatic personality.
Meaning – a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive.
Example – Lucy’s house looked beautiful, decorated with chic embellishments.
Part 3 questions:
Q1.Do you enjoy buying clothes?
Ans. I prefer online shopping over street shopping as it consumes and is cheaper than going personally to the shopping malls or retail outlets to purchase clothes. Also, there is a colossal variety of clothes one can choose from the shopping sites.
Q2.What kinds of clothes do you like to wear?
Ans. I prefer getting dressed up in casual wear like jeans and a T-shirt daily, but I like to stick to formal wear like a saree or salwar suit for special occasions. I believe that it’s imperative to wear clothes according to the event and mood to be a part of your social community.
Q3.What factors do you think affect the clothes we choose to wear?
Ans. For me, there are a lot of factors that affect our choice of clothing that one wants to wear. We purchase clothing according to our liking and comfort level. Then comes the amount of money, effort, and time we want to spend while selecting our clothes for special occasions. And, we choose to wear our attire according to the weather. I would also like to add that religion plays a part in certain circumstances. For example, Muslim women have to wear a hijab or burka while Sikh men wear a turban headgear.
Q4.Is it possible to look good without spending too much on clothes?
Ans. I feel that it doesn’t necessarily mean that only expensive clothes look good. The way that the wearer carries matters the most. Also, if one knows the skill to mix and match different items of clothing that go well together, one can generate many new looks without spending much. And adding a few accessories can accentuate the otherwise inexpensive and straightforward dress.
Meaning – extremely large or great.
Example – There was a colossal amount of damage to the wall.
Meaning – of vital importance; crucial.
Example: It is imperative that the assignments be submitted by Monday.
Meaning – make it more noticeable or prominent.
Example – The director used music to accentuate the rising dramatic tension.
Meaning – clothes, especially fine or formal ones.
Example – Guests were required to wear formal attire.
Meaning – costing a lot of money.
Example – I bought an expensive evening gown for the ball.