IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Clothing

Humans started clothing around 1745000 years back. Before that, it is believed that humans moved about naked. The first kinds of clothing were the leaves and the flesh of the animals worn by humans to protect them from the wrath of nature. We have now grown years and our creativity has expanded multifold in terms of clothing. One can now see, people wearing different types of clothes, colors and often even fuss about the brand. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about clothing.

Talk about a piece of clothing that you received as a gift recently.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when you received it
  • who gave it to you

and explain if this gift was important to you.



I am a bookworm so clothes are rarely the items that I do prefer for gifts. However, recently on my 22nd birthday, my parents gifted me one of the best clothes present in my wardrobe currently. For a very long time, I had been longing for a leather jacket and my parents knew about it. However, for certain other responsibilities, it was always out of the budget to be able to buy one.

But on my birthday, my father asked me to go and get ready for a tour of a nearby town and asked me to wear a jacket as it will be cold outside. Initially, I was puzzled about his specificness on the jacket, but I went straight to my room only to be amazed and surprised by the jacket hanging outside my wardrobe. It was a black jacket with the rider look. Next to it was a traveler bag and there was nothing more I could have asked for. I dressed up and hugged my parents for the gift.

It was an extraordinary gift for me simply because it was something my parents gifted me. My brother later told me that they had spent weeks deciding on the clothes that I can have and finally after a lot of discussions decided to go for it. Looking back at it, I still cherish the gift and the moments we spent together. Later when I decided to become a traveler, the jacket was the first thing I had to motivate me to follow my dream.


bookworm – a person who enjoys reading

wardrobe – a large, tall cupboard in which clothes may be hung or stored.

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