Cue Card Sample

An item of clothing that someone gave to you - Cue Card # 772

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

Describe an item of clothing that someone gave to you.

You should say:

  • what type of clothing it was
  • who gave it to you
  • why this person gave it to you

and explain how you felt about it.

[Instruction: 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 1:

My cousin, Milton, and I are of the same age. We don’t look the same, but there are some striking similarities between us, as far as our heights, measures of the waist, and physical structures are concerned. This cousin of mine once gave me a piece of clothing item, and today, I would like to share that story with you.

Now, if you are wondering as to what could have possibly motivated me to share some of our physical attributes, Milton actually had bought this clothing item – a beautiful looking, navy blue colour, a full cotton half shirt that is – not for me, rather he bought it himself, initially. But, later on, he decided to give it to me, apparently because he just didn’t like it later on just as much as he actually liked it during the time he first bought it.

Anyway, as he was offering the shirt to me, he told me about the reason for doing so, and he also asked me if I liked the shirt. I gladly told my cousin that I liked the shirt very much. In the end, the shirt was officially mine, and it fitted me just perfectly since, as I have already said earlier, both I and my cousin were pretty much identical as far as our size is concerned. By the way, I wanted to offer a price to my cousin for that shirt, but he just declined to take any money from me, and instead, he just told me smilingly that I could also give him a shirt sometimes I ever didn’t like it after purchasing it.

To conclude, I felt really happy that I got the shirt, not because it looked very nice or got it for free,  but because of the fact that my cousin was actually kind and considerate enough to have thought about me in the first place. After all, he could have simply returned the shirt and got another one instead from the same store.


Model Answer 2:

I have always believed that clothing is not just about covering oneself, but it also represents a person's identity and sense of style. And clothing as a gift can be both interesting and risky. It is a great gift if the receiver likes it and a bad gift if the person does not like it. For this topic, I would like to talk about a piece of clothing that was gifted to me by my sister. By the way, I liked it very much.

What type of clothing it was:
The item of clothing was a beautiful red dress. It was an A-line dress, and it had a simple yet elegant design. The dress has a fitted bodice and a flared skirt that forms an "A" shape, and it was knee-length and made with lightweight fabrics. 

Who gave it to you:
My sister gave me this dress on my birthday. She knew that I had been looking for a perfect red dress to wear to my friend's wedding.

Why this person gave it to you: 
My sister gave me this dress as a birthday gift because she knew that I was fond of dresses and had been searching for a perfect red dress for a while. She wanted to make my birthday special by giving me something that I would cherish.

And explain how you felt about it:
I felt extremely happy and grateful when my sister gave me this dress. It was not just about the dress, but it was also about the thoughtfulness behind the gift. The dress was perfect for the occasion, and it fit me perfectly. I was thrilled to wear it to my friend's wedding, and I received many compliments on how beautiful the dress was. Even today, whenever I see the dress in my closet, it reminds me of that special birthday and the love and care that my sister put into making it memorable.

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