IELTS Speaking Part 1: Shoes 

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Speaking Part 1

1. Do you like shoes?

Yes, of course! I’m quite a girly girl (very feminine), so I’ve always been into shoes since I was a little girl. My mother used to catch me trying on her high heels in her closet! Moreover, I’m a fashionista (a person who likes fashion) so I feel that shoes really tie the whole outfit together.

2. How often do you buy shoes?

Mm, I would say every couple of months. I’m trying to save up for a new car right now, so I don’t like to spend too much unnecessary money. Having said that, I usually buy a new pair at the start of every season.

3. Do you like to wear shoes that are comfortable or good looking?

Definitely good looking, hopefully comfortable too! I care much more about the appearance and if they complement my outfit. However, I try to buy nicer brands so that more comfortable should be expected. Moreover, many comfortable shoes are often unattractive, like Crocs for example.

4. What is your favorite type of shoes?

High heels 100%! I feel that they really tie the whole outfit together. Moreover, I feel feminine when I wear them, not to mention that they accentuate my legs. I have spent several years getting used to them so I can now strut my stuff (walk confidently) in heels everywhere I go!

5. Why do some people have too many shoes?

Well, there could be various reasons. I think one is that perhaps they see shoes on sale so they buy them on a whim (buying something without thinking about it), even if they don’t need them. Moreover, some people are really into shoes so they like to collect them. Lastly, maybe they keep their old shoes so their collection keeps growing.

6. Have you ever bought shoes online?

Of course, although I don’t prefer it. I have only bought shoes online from familiar stores, like Aldo and Zara, which I know fit me well. On the other hand, I don’t like to buy shoes from new stores when I’m not able to try them on first.

7. Are people willing to buy expensive shoes?

Some people! I think people who are wealthy are more apt to (appropriate or suitable in the circumstances) buy expensive brands. On the other hand, there are some people who would rather have a few quality items rather than a bunch of cheap quality pairs. So, I think this type of person often tends to buy more expensive shoes also.

Vocabulary

  • girly girl: very feminine
    Eg: She is a girly girl.
  • fashionista: a person who likes fashion
    Eg: Lara is a fashionista.
  • strut my stuff: walk confidently
    Eg: She strut her stuff.
  • on a whim: buying something without thinking about it
    Eg: She bought the book on a whim.
  • apt to: appropriate or suitable in the circumstances.
    Eg: This product is apt to go to the clients.

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