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A dress or uniform you wear or used to wear

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 446 with Model Answer:

Describe a dress or uniform you wear or used to wear at your school or office.

You should say:
  • when you wear it or used to wear it
  • what it looks/looked like
  • how it is/was different from wearing casual dresses
and explain how you feel/felt about wearing this dress or uniform.

[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.]


Model Answer 1:
Well, some people regard the uniform as a part of discipline at an educational institute or organisation. They also believe that it symbolises professionalism. However, others often dislike any kind of uniform as they believe that it takes away their freedom. As an employee, I am not required to wear any uniform now, but I can recall wearing a uniform in high school. For this topic, I will share my experience of my school uniform with you.

I got admitted to my high school in 2009, and the school had rigid dress codes for all of its students. No pupil was allowed to enter the school premises without wearing the right dresses prescribed by the school authority. During my 5 years of study in this school, I wore uniforms whenever I attended my classes. Interestingly, we were allowed to wear casual dresses during our exams, which was a bit unusual considering the rules and regulations that our school liked to follow.

Anyway, as a mixed-sex school, we had both boys and girls, and their dress codes were different. Boys were required to wear navy blue formal pants, a white full-sleeve shirt, a black jumper during the winter, a pair of black oxford shoes, white socks and a student badge. Girls, on the other hand, were asked to wear white shirts or blouses and grey pinafore over them, grey skirts, black formal shoes, red socks, and red cardigans during the winter season. They also wore a student badge. The badge contained the monogram and name of the school, the student's full name, class and roll number on it.

Wearing the school uniform was definitely different from wearing casual dresses. First, it loudly gave our identity to anyone who looked at us. It was meant to symbolise our unity as students in our school and it represented that we were either in our school, heading to school or getting back from school.

Personally, whenever I wore this uniform, I felt like I was ready to attend my classes and I am a student. It also gave me a sense of belonging to my school which was great. But, sometimes I did wish that I could wear something else than wearing the same school uniform every day.



Model Answer 2:

Introduction:
In my workplace, I adhere to a formal dress code that requires me to wear specific attire. Although it is not uniform in the traditional sense, it sets a professional standard and creates a cohesive look among employees. This dress code significantly differs from casual attire and plays an essential role in maintaining a professional environment.

When you wear it or used to wear it:
I wear this formal dress every day when I go to the office. It is a standard requirement for all employees, regardless of their position or department. From the moment I started working at the office, I understood the importance of presenting myself in a professional manner, which includes adhering to the dress code.

What it looks/looked like:
The formal dress code at my office consists of formal pants, full-sleeve shirts, formal shoes, and a tie. The shirts are usually solid colours or subtle patterns, and the pants are tailored to provide a polished and smart appearance. The tie adds a touch of formality and professionalism to the overall outfit. It creates a cohesive look among the employees and reflects a sense of unity and professionalism within the workplace.

How it is/was different from wearing casual dresses:
The formal dress code is markedly different from wearing casual attire. While casual dresses allow for more flexibility and comfort, the formal dress code emphasizes professionalism, respect, and a serious attitude towards work. It creates a distinction between the work environment and personal life and helps maintain a level of decorum and professionalism within the office.

The formal dress code also impacts the way others perceive us and influences the overall atmosphere of the workplace.

And explain how you feel/felt about wearing this dress or uniform:
Wearing a formal dress in the office instils a sense of confidence and professionalism within me. It mentally prepares me for the workday and helps me adopt a focused mindset. The attire serves as a visual reminder that I am in a professional setting and need to conduct myself accordingly.

While it may seem restrictive at times, I appreciate the structure and standards that come with the formal dress code. It creates a level playing field and eliminates any potential distractions related to attire. Moreover, wearing formal dress consistently infuses a sense of discipline and responsibility in me, further contributing to my professional growth and development.

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