Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn impressive and specific vocabulary for IELTS shoes questions.

Yes, this really could be an IELTS topic!

Questions about shoes could easily pop up in Speaking Parts 1 or 2, and they may even play a part in a General Task 1 letter question.

You never know what topic will come up on your Speaking and Writing Exams, so remember to read and listen widely!



8+ Vocabulary for Shoes

Footwear– shoes

Arch support– part of the shoe in the middle and under your foot

Ankle boots– see video!

Sneakers (Am.) / Trainers (Br.)- any shoe that could be athletic

Faux leather– fake leather


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Canvas– material used to make certain sneakers, like Converse (Cons for short!)

Snug– a bit tight but comfortable

Roomy– having some space; not tight

Retro/vintage– an older style

Punk/hardcore– a punk style, usually black leather and chunky

As with all IELTS answers, you must get specific.

You can provide details about the material, how you use them, the style, etc.!

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