IELTS Speaking topic: 鞋子 Shoes

Do you like shopping for shoes?

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!

How often do you buy shoes?

For Girl:
Absolutely sure, shoes have the same magic power as bags which can always attract women, in my eyes, every moment of resistance to temptation is so hard for us. Once I meet shoes I like I would buy it if the price is reasonable.

For Boy:
Actually, I can’t really say I fancy it unless I am in the demand for shoes. Unlike girls, they are more crazy about such things, you know, like clothes, shoes and bags. Two or three pairs of shoes are more than enough for men, I suppose.

For both:
Let me have a little think…um, I guess probably something like once every few months, cos I mean, the shoes I buy tend to last quite a long time, sometimes even a year or so, before I need to get another pair. So yeah, on average I’d say I buy a couple of pairs a year. Something like that!

What kinds of shoes do you usually buy?

Well, thinking about it, the shoes I normally buy are just plain, simple walking shoes, cos that’s all I really need. Oh and I also occasionally buy trainers for running, but that’s pretty much it!

Pretty much = more or less.

Do you prefer comfortable shoes or good-looking shoes?

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.

What kind of shoes do you usually wear?

A) 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 can slip them on and off whenever I need to.

Do you think the type of shoes someone wears reflects their character?

A) Yes, I do. People say that first impressions are important and I think that goes for shoes too. If you see a person wearing a worn out pair of shoes, it gives you the impression that they that 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 doesn’t care about costs. So, shoes can tell you a lot about someone’s character.