What sorts of clothes do you like to wear?

A young man from England talks about the types of clothes he usually wears.

Self Study

Dictation

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Transcript

I guess that I usually dress for comfort, rather than try to be fashionable.

My ideal clothes would be ones that fit comfortably and can be worn most days.

Currently, I like wearing jeans with a t-shirt.

I think it looks good.

Jeans and t-shirts aren’t too expensive either.

On special occasions I like to dress more formally.

I usually wear a suit and tie, a long sleeved shirt, and dress shoes.

Those sorts of clothes are really suitable for business meetings, weddings, and funerals.

Overall, I think it’s better to be over-dressed rather than under-dressed.

Self Study

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Questions

  • What types of clothes does he like to wear?
  • What are his ideal clothes?
  • Why does he like jeans and t-shirts?
  • What does he wear on special occasions?
  • What are those clothes suitable for?
  • What's his overall view on fashion?

What types of clothes do you like to wear? When? Why? What brands do you like?

Answers

He likes comfortable clothes.

Ideally, his clothes fit comfortably, in particular, he likes wearing jeans and t-shirts.

He likes jeans and t-shirts because they are a good look, and aren't too expensive.

On formal occasions he wears a suit and tie, a long sleeved shirt, and dress shoes.

These clothes are good for business meetings, weddings, and funerals.

He thinks it's better to be over-dressed, rather than under-dressed.