Clothes Vocabulary: Formal and Casual

Clothes is another common topic in IELTS speaking. Organise the following vocabulary into three different categories: Casual / Formal / Suitable for both Formal or Casual. You will see that the vocabulary below includes both clothing and accessories (bags etc).

  • tie
  • suit
  • shorts
  • t-shirt
  • trousers
  • suitcase
  • dress
  • flipflops
  • shoes
  • jacket
  • waistcoat
  • backpack
  • briefcase
  • pajamas
  • coat
Answers

Casual Clothes

  • shorts
  • t-shirt
  • flipflops
  • backpack
  • pajamas

Formal Clothes

  • tie
  • suit
  • waistcoat
  • briefcase

Either Casual or Formal

  • trousers
  • dress
  • shoes
  • jacket
  • coat
  • suitcase

 

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  1. Really great job, Liz!

  2. Syed Bazil hussain says:

    Hy Liz,
    I am bit taking trouble for answering the speaking part 3??

    • Prepare lots of ideas for topics so that you have plenty to say. Remember that the examiner doesn’t actually mark your ideas, just your English – the more English you give, the better. Give plenty of examples and just keep chatty. The speaking test is informal so chat a lot 🙂

  3. Good job Liz. keep it going please. Love you!

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  7. Nicholas says:

    Good afternoon Liz.
    Thank you for expending time, energy and resources in impacting knowledge.
    I have a question, I’m having my academic test tomorrow, however I’ve not been able to write my task 2 essay within the 40 minutes except I use a stopwatch.
    My question is would I be allowed to use my stopwatch or would a clock be available in the test room? Thank y you.

    • There should be a clock available in the test room. However, if you have a normal watch, it would be better so you can place it on your desk. It’s a concern that you can’t write your essay in 40 mins. One reason is often lack of planning. Students start writing their answer and then make mistakes or have to chance things. You should spend at least 5 minutes planning each point and also planning how you will explain it and support it. It makes writing your essay must quicker in the end.
      All the best
      Liz

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