Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 241 - Type of dress you like to wear on special occasions

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a type of dress you like to wear on special occasions.

You should say:

  • what type of dress it is
  • on what occasions you wear this type of dress
  • whether other people wear similar dresses on special occasions

and explain why you like to wear this type of dress on special occasions.


Model Answer 1:

I am one of those persons who put more emphasis on the weather and the mood in choosing dresses instead of any occasions whether they are special or not. But, I think there is one particular type of dress which I like to wear more than the others on special occasions, so I will go ahead and talk about that dress here.

The dress I like to wear on most occasions is a white or yellow shirt in half-sleeve. And to go with it, I also like to wear pants, preferably black or navy blue, and black or brown dress shoes. Of course, before I wear them, I want to make sure that my shirts and pants are nicely ironed and spotlessly cleaned. Besides, I also want all of my clothes to be made from purely cotton fabric even though, these days, it is really difficult to get them.

By the way, I like to wear this particular type of dress in all kinds of weather, unless it is really cold, and to all types of special occasions whether I am attending a wedding ceremony, birthday party, formal meeting, graduation ceremonies, family reunion party or religious ceremonies. Besides, I like to wear this particular dress when I am attending any formal dinner party - whether it is at a restaurant or at home. So, really, the choices are limitless as far as the question of on what occasions, I like to wear this dress. And, I think that many other people also like to wear this particular dress on different kinds of special occasions.

Well, I like to wear this particular dress, primarily because they look really classy and elegant on me because of my complexion and physical structure. I like to wear this particular dress also because they are lightweight and don’t really stick with my body in an uncomfortable way. Finally, I like to wear them because they don’t really look worn out or shine-less, no matter how long I wear them, or how roughly I use them. All in all, it is a good dress to wear.


Sample Answer 2:

The type of dress I wear on different special occasions mostly depends on the occasion types and the conventional dress codes on those events. However, for the majority of these special occasions, I like to wear formal pants, shirts, suits and formal shoes.

I usually wear it to formal meetings, social programmes like wedding ceremonies, birthday celebrations, parties arranged by relatives, and so on.

Yes, I would say that it is a common dress type that many other people like to wear on those occasions. But some people do not follow this trend and choose their own style and fashion. The teenagers who attend social programmes often wear jeans and t-shirts while many adults pick a dress that is quite unconventional.

The dress I have been talking about is a safe choice for many programmes and meetings. First of all this dress matches the weather all around the year in my country and they are comfortable to wear. Secondly, this is a dress type that would not be frowned upon by people at the event. As people won’t criticise others who usually wear this dress on special occasions, I do feel like following the convention and custom. Finally, this dress does not catch much attention and would give the impression that the person who is wearing this is rightly dressed.


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