Describe a uniform you wear

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

Describe a uniform you wear (at your school or company).

You should say:
When you wear it?
Who bought it for you?
What does it look like?
How you feel about it?

Note: 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.

Some tips for this cue-card:

  • If you have finished your schooling and not working anywhere, then you can talk about your school uniform at school, or if you are pursuing your higher studies in Management schools, then also you can talk about your dress code. For example- you can say something like this, Frankly speaking, I do not wear any uniform now, but I would like to share my schooldays experience when I used to follow the dress code and then continue.
  • If you are working somewhere, then you have enough material to talk about. Start with a positive sentence and add some story to it. For example, To be honest, I believe almost everyone wears a uniform once in their life when they go to schools or colleges. However, I am fortunate to follow a dress code again in my professional life. Actually, I am working as a, and I must adhere to the company rules.

Model Answer 1:

Introduction :

Well, I believe wearing uniform at both schools and workplaces are equally essential, as it provides an identity plus develops a sense of discipline and eliminate discrimination. Thus, most of the academic institutions, along with formal organizations, follow standard dress codes to encourage equality among the members.

When you wear it?

Frankly speaking, at this moment, neither I am working, nor I am pursuing any education. Hence, I do not wear any uniform at present. However, I can’t get over my school uniform, which I used to wear a couple of years ago.

Actually, I have done my education from St. Joseph’s Convent, which is one of the dream schools for everyone in my hometown because of its exceptional education system.

Who bought it for you?

I vividly remember the day I got admission in that school in 5th grade, and my dad bought me the school uniform, I was on cloud nine. I was so excited that I immediately wore my school dress and started to jump around. On the first day of my school, I realized the importance of the dress code as it was inspected by school staff, and those who were not able to adhere were punished.

What does it look like?

We had two uniforms, one for sports day on Saturdays, which was entirely white from top to bottom, and another was formal for weekdays. I must say, I was fascinated by my weekday’s costume, which was a crisp linen-cotton white shirt with a collar neck along with a knee-length dark grey skirt(boys can say full-length formal trousers), including a grey tie with a school logo on it, and black leather shoes with white socks. During winters, students were supposed to wear grey sweaters and winter blazers (coat).

How you feel about it?

I always felt that being well-dressed is appealing, and it also enhanced my personality. I so wanted to wear my uniform after school, yet my mother used to say that uniforms represent the school pride, and we must be diligent enough to use it appropriately.

Conclusion :

I strongly reckon that the dress code not only enhances a sense of belonging, equality, and self-esteem but also diminishes socio-economic barriers between students. Thus, people should wear formal clothes at work or at school.

Model Answer 2 :

Introduction :

  • Uniform is very important to maintain discipline in universities or even at the workplace.
  • It also assists in distinguishing between customers and employees or pupils of different schools.
  • That is why every place has another uniform.

When you wear it?

  • I don’t wear any uniform now, but I used to wear one in my college.
  • Actually, in my college, we had different uniforms for weekdays and different for Saturday that was the games day.

What does it look like?

  • For those weekdays, the students had to wear a white shirt with steel gray bottoms along with a tie, belt, and black sneakers.
  • But for the matches day, it was coloured T-shirts and white bottoms together with the college belt and canvas shoes.
  • During the winters, we also had to put on a blue-coloured blazer with the school motto stitched in its pocket.
  • This was my favorite part of the uniform, as I looked very handsome after wearing it.
  • Additionally, our school uniform was relatively better looking compared to other schools in town, so I felt a tiny bit proud of it also.
  • However, I really hated wearing the games day uniform since the white color gets dirty very easily.

What does it look like?

  • My parents used to buy the uniforms for me.
  • They purchased it each alternate year because of my physical growth. The previous pajamas could get shorter.

How you feel about it?

  • In addition, I keep in mind that I used to take great care of my uniform and kept it neat and tidy. Additionally, this got me compliments from my own teachers.

Conclusion :

  • In the Long Run, I would like to state that not many pupils understand the value of wearing a uniform, but it has to be taught to them.

Vocabularies that used in this cue-card :

  • Essential (important)
  • Identity (self, characteristics)
  • Eliminate discrimination (Remove racism)
  • Nevertheless , Yet, However (But)
  • Academic institutions (school, colleges)
  • Formal organizations (offices, companies)
  • Pursuing (studying )
  • Encouraged (motivated)
  • Gravitated (attracted)
  • Reckon (think)
  • Diminish (reduce)
  • Belonging (Feel right)
  • Vividly(clearly)
  • Exceptional (excellent)
  • Immediately (straightaway)
  • Inspected(checked)
  • Adhere (to follow)
  • Entirely (totally)
  • Fascinated (charmed)
  • Appealing (attracting)
  • Appropriately (properly)
  • Enhanced (improved)
  • Diligent (attentive, hard-working)
  • Self-esteem (self- respect, dignity)

Idioms that used in this cue-card :

  • Couple of (phrase to say few)
  • On cloud nine(extremely happy)
  • One of the dream schools (a phrase to say you’re an ideal or perfect school someone wants to get in)
  • socio-economic barriers (a general term for the social pressures that prevent people born into a lower class from moving over the course of their lives, or even generations, into a more affluent class.)

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a uniform you wear (at your school or company)”.

1. Why should students wear shorts?

Uniforms have a whole lot of benefits. Primarily, It educates them about equality and discipline that are important qualities to understand from the youth.

2. On what event should people wear shorts?

I really don’t think folks should wear a uniform to get a specific event Since it would be lots of money. Purchasing a uniform that someone would wear for one event doesn’t make a lot sense to me, but when folks wear it daily at the school or military, it serves a better purpose.

3. Should companies ask workers concerning the plan of the pajamas?

Yes, employers should certainly do this because when workers take part in the design process, they’ll have more regard for their pajamas. They will have a feeling of ownership, and therefore, they’ll wear it longer proudly.

4. Can people tell a person’s character by their garments?

I think It’s very tough to judge someone’s character by Looking at what they’re wearing. Each person differs, some like style, and a few don’t. Therefore an individual wearing simple clothing could be an extremely intelligent person or maybe an ordinary man. We could only find out after we speak to them.

5. What colour would capture people’s attention?

I believe that bright colors grab the attention. Colors like red And yellow normally possess a dramatic effect. Also, these colours aren’t worn with A lot of folks, so the likelihood of being the odd person out eventually becomes greater.

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