Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Vocabulary Words for IELTS: Clothing


It’s not uncommon to encounter passages and discussions concerning or mentioning clothing in the IELTS Philippines exam. So, it’s imperative that you expand your vocabulary about them.

Below are some of the most common terms, expressions, and collocations about clothing. Practice integrating them into your essays and responses during your IELTS package training sessions to enhance your test performance.


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Common Words and Expressions
US
UK
Meaning
Shirt / t-shirt
A piece of clothing for the upper body
Tank top
A sleeveless close-fitting top
Turtle Neck
Polo Neck
A garment with a close-fitting high collar that folds over the neck 
Vest
Waistcoat
A sleeveless garment similar to a coat that’s close-fitted at the waist
Sweater
Pullover / Jersey / Sweater / Jumper
A long-sleeved knitted garment
Coat / jacket
A long-sleeved garment for outdoor use
Cardigan
A long-sleeved knitted garment with fastening down the front
Sweatshirt
A loose heavy shirt worn for exercising
Gloves
A garment for the hands to keep them warm
Jumper
Pinafore Dress
A sleeveless collarless usually worn over a blouse
dress
A one-piece garment for girls that extends down over the legs
Shorts
Short pants
Pants
Pants / trousers
A garment for the lower body
Underwear / panties
Underwear /  Knickers / Pants
Clothing worn under the clothes for women
Jockey shorts / shorts
Underpants / briefs
Clothing worn under the clothes for men
Robe / bathrobe
Dressing Gown
A robe worn before and/or after taking a bath
Sneakers
Trainers
A soft shoe with a rubber sole typically
Gym Shoes
Plimsolls
Shoes for sports
Diaper
Nappy
A piece of absorbent garment for babies 

Useful Clothing Collocations for the IELTS Exam
About using and maintaining pieces of clothing
To button
To buckle (to attach an item of clothing with a buckle)
To zip
To wear
To dress
dress up
get dressed
put on clothes
have on
slip on
try on
wrap up
undress
unzip
take off clothes
remove
strip off
tear off
wash
dry
dry clean
hang up
hang out
hang outside
About clothing materials
Cotton
Silk
velvet
About fashion
Current
Latest
Popular
Trendy
Contemporary
Modern
Come into fashion
Be in fashion
Become fashionable
Set fashions
Making fashion statements
Keep up with fashion
Wear fashions
Be back in fashion
Come back in fashion
…are making a comeback as a fashion trend
About the business of fashion
Fashion +
·         design
·         industry
·         trade
·         shop / store / boutique
·         retailer
·         market
·         photography
Fashion +
·         companies
·         brands
·         labels
·         lines
·         empire
·         houses
About people working in the fashion industry
Fashion +
·         designer
·         model
·         stylist
·         editor
·         photographer
·         maven
·         guru
About locations to see fashion
Fashion +
·         shows
·         shoots
·         runaways
·         magazine

Make the most of your IELTS Philippines training period. Get the hang of using these words and phrases when you write and speak to supercharge your test performance.

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References:

"11 British Clothing Words They Don't Use in America." Lost in the Pond | British Accent. American Life. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://www.lostinthepond.com/2014/11/11-uk-clothing-words-they-dont-use-in-us.html#.XBMQ-tIzbcs.

Beare, Kenneth. "Learn Which Words Go Together with 'fashion' to Discuss All the Trends." Thoughtco. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.thoughtco.com/words-that-go-together-with-fashion-4031211.

"Clothes Vocabulary: Formal and Casual." IELTS Liz. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://ieltsliz.com/clothes-vocabulary/.

"Differences between British English and American Words (vocabulary)." What and Where Is The British Isles—Great Britain. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://projectbritain.com/americanbritish/clothes.html.

Hand, Lynne. "Learn English Vocabulary." English Grammar—The Verb to Have—Learn English. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.learnenglish.de/vocabulary/clothesverbs.html.

"Online OXFORD Collocation Dictionary." Education | Collocation Examples, Usage and Definition | Collocation Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/search1?word=clothes.

VibeThemes. "American and British Words for Clothes | 15 Differences Illustrated." 7 E S L. December 05, 2018. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://7esl.com/american-and-british-words-for-clothes/.

Vicki. "British and American Words for Clothes—They're Different!" Simple English Videos. October 24, 2017. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/british-american-words-clothes/.

What Is the Difference Between a Phoneme, a Grapheme and a Digraph? Accessed December 14, 2018. https://prowritingaid.com/list/250272/CommonVerbCollocationsofclothing.aspx.


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