Clothes hay Fashion là những chủ đề rất quen thuộc trong các bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 1. Với chủ đề này, giám khảo có thể hỏi các bạn về sở thích ăn mặc cũng như là thói quen ăn mặc thường ngày của bạn như thế nào, bạn có suy nghĩ gì về quần áo hay thời trang của thời đại này hoặc thời đại khác,....

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1. Từ vựng về Clothes

- energetic (adj) năng động

- sport clothing (n) quần áo thể thao

- casual clothing (n) quần áo thoải mái

- exercise-friendly (adj) phù hợp cho việc vận động

- trend-setter (n) người dẫn đầu xu hướng

- bold design (n) thiết kế ấn tượng, mạnh mẽ

- mix-and-match (n) kết hợp (trong phối đồ)

- versatile (adj) đa dạng, linh hoạt

- silhouette (n) hình bóng

- finessed (adj) tinh tế

- refined (adj) sắc bén

- to be a slave for something (phrase) cực kì thích, đam mê gì

- to be obsessed with (phrase) ám ảnh với

- to give one an absolute thrill (phrase) khiến ai phấn khích

- to splurge: vung tiền vào mua

- to have an urge to do something (phrase) có nhu cầu làm gì

2. Các câu hỏi thường gặp về Clothes

What type of clothes do you enjoy wearing?

Well, actually, this is kind of a challenging question for me, because I do not attach myself to any particular style. I would say I’m quite an unpredictable individual. So, my approach to fashion is pretty much mix and match. I would always like to try new combinations and have fun with it and see how it goes. But at the moment I would say I’m very obsessed with trench coats. I think they are very versatile with different patterns and silhouettes. They can bring completely different looks to you in ways that you’ve never thought about before.

Do you enjoy buying clothes?

Everyone around me knows I’m a slave for fashion. So, it should come as no surprise that I take a very serious interest in purchasing clothes. It’s such a huge part of my retail therapy and it gives me inexplicable joy. You know, the feeling of being able to venture into boutiques, to find pieces of clothing that really suit you and reflect your personality is something that gives me absolute thrills. So splurging in clothes is one of my guilty pleasures, I must say.

Has your style of clothing changed compared to 10 years ago?

Definitely I do think there has been a drastic evolution in my styles of clothing. A decade ago, I was practically a secondary student, and I don’t think my sense of identity in fashion had ever begun to develop at that time. Most of my shirts or pants were actually what my mom bought for me, which I was okay with. And obviously by now, I have matured and my style has become much more refined with a lot of attention to details, silhouettes and more finesses in general. And I’m very proud of that change.

What types of clothes do people in your local area enjoy wearing?

That depends on people’s age. For the elderly or the middle aged demographics in Hanoi, I would say their clothing is quite casual and very suitable for the weather. Hanoi’s weather is very erratic so it’s completely understandable why people would choose to prioritize function.

On the other hand, the youngster, it’s more about aesthetic over practicality. These days, the youth have an urge to express themselves, and appearance would is such a great way for them to do so. These days, for people of my age, you can see their clothes tend to have very bold design, lots of colors, different silhouettes. Overall, it’s just more diverse. So I do think that’s the main difference.

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