Speaking Time: Clothes and Fashion
Let’s speak about clothes and fashion. Here you will find samples of answers to the questions.
I prefer casual clothes – simple and comfortable. A pair of jeans and a shirt would be perfect. I am not really the fashionable type. But of course, I also dress up for special occasions.
What kind of clothes do people in your country usually wear?
Climate affects people’s clothing. I live in the tropics, so people in my country usually wear clothes with light fabrics. We also wear light-colored clothes. For casual attire, a pair of jeans or short pants and a shirt for men or blouse for women are common.
How important is fashion to you?
I am not much worried about it actually. I prefer wearing simple yet presentable clothes.
What kind of clothes do you dislike?
I dislike wearing untidy and eccentric clothes. Example would be ripped jeans. I also avoid clothes with flashy colors or those that are too stunning.
Do you think people behave differently in different kinds of clothes?
I think people behave differently when they wear different clothes. For example, one who wears formal clothes may portray an image of being professional and confident. Wearing casual clothes, on the other hand, makes us look comfortable and relaxed.
What kind of clothes do people wear to work in your country?
Those who work in the corporate wear either smart casual or business/formal attire on a regular work day. Some employees such as teachers have uniforms. Other workers are allowed to wear casual clothes to works.
How important are clothes and fashion to you? Why/Why not??
Clothes and fashion are not that important to me. I always prefer comfortable clothes but making sure that I’d look presentable and clean. I am more of being practical in choosing what I wear.
How different are the clothes you wear now from those you wore ten years ago?
Well, I can say that there hasn’t been much change with the clothes I wear now with that of about 10 years ago. I still wear the regular jeans and shirt for casual days or formal clothes on business events. But, I think since the trend has changed, the kind of these basic clothing has also changed for me, especially when it comes to the style of the jeans and shirts. I used to wear straight-cut jeans but nowadays, I wear contemporary style such as slim-fit clothes.
What do you think the clothes we wear say about us?
At times, I think the clothes we wear may show part of our personality or status. For example, clothing may determine the kind of job a person has. For some, it may be a tool for expression. Some could be stylish and fashionable which may reflect their personality as being creative.
Word List Clothes and Fashion
- casual clothes – повсякденний одяг
- fashionable – модний
- dress up – вдягатися, наряджатися
- light fabrics – легкі тканини
- attire – вбрання
- pair of jeans – пара джинсів
- pants – брюки
- presentable clothes – презентабельний одяг
- look presentable – презентабельно виглядати
- eccentric – ексцентричний
- ripped jeans – рвані джинси
Describe someone you know who is interested in clothes and fashion and dresses well. You should say:
- who he/she is
- how you know him/her
- what kind of clothes he/she wears
- why you like the way he/she dresses
Let me talk about a friend who dresses very well. Her name is Tina. We are of the same age and she is currently a professor in a prestigious university in my country. Although she is not in the fashion industry, she dresses fashionably. She is tall, not very slim and is very attractive.
She has been my friend since high school. I get to see her from time to time as she also lives in my neighborhood. We also spend time together with friends especially on weekends.
Actually, she doesn’t have a specific dressing preference or style. I think she bases her attire on the weather as well as on occasions and events, I usually see her wearing light colored dresses and high-heeled shoes when she goes to work. She also wears formal clothes. She is fond of accessories which look fashionable. Her footwear always matches her dress. I think she has a huge collection of clothes, shoes and bags as I rarely see her wearing the same set after some time. I see her wear casual clothes too but they don’t look plain or boring on her.
I think she can carry herself very well in any kind of dress. She looks comfortable no matter what her attire is. She always looks clean and tidy. I like her style because she doesn’t dress extravagant or offensive. She always looks professional and presentable.