IELTS Speaking Part 1 SHOES


  1. Do you prefer to wear comfortable shoes or beautiful shoes?
    Option 1: If I were to choose between the two, I’ll probably go with some comfortable shoes, like athletic shoes, because they are not expensive, and can be worn on most occasions.
    Whereas, good-looking shoes sometimes cost too much.
    Option 2: Ah, that’s an easy one! I much prefer comfortable shoes, cos for me, comfort is definitely the number one priority. But that’s not to say I don’t care at all about how they look. I mean, I don’t wanna go around wearing shoes that look hideous! You know, that would be pretty embarrassing. But as long as they’re ok looking, then that’s good enough for me.
    Option 3: Although I’m hooked on shoes that are in vogue, particularly ones that are sold in limited numbers, I must admit that comfort is my top priority in buying a pair of shoes.
    Usually, I will go for sneakers of famous brands like Nike, you know I just kill two birds with one stone as their shoes fit well and are extremely all the rage as well.
  2. What kind of shoes do you usually wear?
    Option 1: I mostly wear flat shoes rather than high heeled shoes because I find them more comfortable. I also go for shoes that aren’t lace-ups so that I slip them on and off whenever I need to.
    Option 2: It depends on the occasion, for work I have to look smart and presentable, so I tend to wear closed-toed, medium heels, usually dark in color, but when I’m just relaxing or going out dressed casually I love wearing my Converse sneakers; I have several pairs in various colors. And if I go out at night, someplace special, I like to wear high heels.
  3. Do you think the type of shoes someone wears reflected their character?
    Yes, I do. People say that first impressions are important and I think that goes for shoes too. If you see the person wearing a worn out pair of shoes, it gives you the impression that they are sloppy. On the other hand, if you see someone wearing brand name shoes that cost a fortune, you know that the person has plenty of money to splash around and don’t care about costs.
  4. Do you like shopping for shoes? (Why/Why not?)
    Option 1: No, I can’t stand go shopping for shoes, it’s really tiring and time consuming. I remember when I bought my shoes last time, it took me hours to find the suitable shoes, and it’s really painstaking.
    Option 2: It’s ok I suppose, but it’s not something I especially enjoy doing. You know, for me it’s just a matter of finding the right shoes and buying them, and the faster I can get it done, the better!
    Option 3: I’m a big fan of shoes and often spend hours browsing for stuff on virtual stores and Facebook pages to get the best deals. Shoes for me are a perfect piece of ornament, making me stand out from the crowd, and for that purpose, I tend to opt for the trendiest shoes from big brands like Nike.
  5. Have you ever bought shoes online?
    Option 1: Actually, I have never bought anything online, even shoes. You know, although it’s convenient and time-saving, I still prefer going directly to shoes stores, where I could try on and make a bargain.
    Option 2: Yes, sometimes, I’ve bought some sneakers online and also a couple of pairs of high-heeled sandals, but I usually like going shopping for shoes and other clothes with my friends, we make an afternoon of it, you could call it retail therapy.
  6. What do you look for in a pair of shoes?
    Well, during my purchasing, I pay heed both to style and convenience. I try to find such products which combine these qualities. Moreover, I prefer flat leather shoes rather than high- heeled.
  7. Why some people love to buy a lot of shoes?
    I suppose that, first of all, such people are affluent and they can afford to do it. Secondly, they would like to keep up with the latest trend and become fashionable. You know, my mother is also a slave to shoes.
  8. Do you think it’s reasonable to spend a huge amount of money on shoes? Again, it depends. If you have a lot of disposable income, then you should spend it on whatever you like. But, if you’re on a tight budget then buying anything expensive is a challenge.