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Describe An item of clothing someone bought for you (IELTS CUE CARD)

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Describe an item of clothing that someone bought for you. (IELTS CUE CARD)

You should say:

  • what it was
  • who bought it for you and why
  • what it looked like

and explain how you felt about this item of clothing.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:

My youngest uncle (from my father’s side) has a “reputation” (!) of being a “stingy” person, so naturally, I became very surprised when he bought a “winter jacket” for me as a “gift” by paying a fortune during last winter. Needless to say, I really liked the gift!

A gift from my uncle was long overdue because my uncle wanted to surprise me with a gift of his choice as I managed to pass my undergraduate degree with really good grades a couple of years ago. But, I knew it very well that I would have to wait a long – I mean, a really long time – to get a “surprise” gift from my uncle, and I was so right about that because I had to wait a long one year! But it is better to be late than to be never as he did get buy me a nice gift.

The jacket was of a very attractive light yellow colour with a light navy blue stripe all over. The outer layer of the jacket was made from some tightly but very evenly-oven, high-quality synthetic materials with a hydrophobic coating in order to allow water vapour to pass out into the atmosphere, while also blocking outside moisture from getting in at the same time. The jacket, with thick fur inside, was my waist-length, and also had a high and round neck collar to cover the area between the mouth and neck completely.

It felt so good after getting such a nice gift from my “stingy” uncle that I thanked him immediately. The jacket fit me perfectly well as it had the perfect length and body measure. It was such a light jacket that I felt like I was wearing nothing while putting it on. Besides, I found the colour of my jacket to be unique because I can’t really remember seeing such colour on any clothing. Finally, of course, the jacket was really warm and comfortable to wear even during a very harsh winter.



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: [adjective] very clean, neat and attractive. Example: 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: [expression] suitable, and how somebody likes something. Example: The smart way in which she has decorated my house is exactly
to my liking.
 button the coat: [verbal phrase] fasten the coat with buttons. Example: Stepping outside my warm house, I quickly buttoned the coat which I was wearing to try and keep warm.
 decorative: [adjective] intended to look attractive, because of the way in which it is decorated. Example: Many tourists visit the Temple of Literature because of the many decorative sculptures which they can see there.
 fond of: [expression] finding something pleasant or enjoyable, especially something that you have liked or enjoyed for a long time. Example: My uncle is an excellent musician, and he is very fond of his hobby.
 match: [verb] if things match each other, they have the same colour or style and therefore look attractive together. Example: None of these shoes matches my jeans – they are all very different and they are too formal.
 treasure: [verb] have or keep something that you love and that is very valuable to you. Example: Thank you for e-mailing the photos. They are superb and I will always treasure them and the memories that they bring.


Another way to ask you the same Cue Card:

Describe An item of clothing you bought for someone (IELTS CUE CARD)


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