Cue Card Sample

An item of clothing someone bought for you - Cue Card # 676

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

Describe an item of clothing that someone bought for you.

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 late than 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.

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