Chủ Nhật, 15 tháng 11, 2020

Talking about Fashion!

Warm up questions

  1. Do you like clothes?
  2. What kinds of clothes do you often buy when you go shopping?
  3. Do you often buy accessories?
  4. What are your favorite fashion accessories?
  5. What kinds of accessories do you usually buy?
  6. Do you often give clothes or accessories as a gift? for which occasions?
  7. Do you often go shopping?
  8. How often do you go shopping?
  9. Do you often go window shopping?
  10. Do you go shopping online? And which sites/ apps do you often buy your stuff?


On sale = on discount

Worn out /wɔːn aʊt/


Omg, my shoes are really worn out, I need to buy a new pair of shoes now.

Stylish (adj)

Fashionable = trendy (adj)

Sporty (adj)

I love wearing sporty clothes because they're really comfortable.

Comfortable /ˈkʌmf(ə)təb(ə)l/

Light-colors ## dark-colors

Presentable (adj)

I must go and make myself presentable before the guests arrive.

tidy ## untidy /ʌnˈtʌɪdi/

Eccentric /ɪkˈsentrɪk/ (adj) = strange or unusual

  • Example:
  • eccentric behavior/clothes

Flashy /ˈflaʃi/ (adj)

Vulgar (adj)

Old-fashioned (adj)

Timeless fashion

Must-have clothes

Well-dressed (adj)

The couple are well-dressed. I like their style.


I think hand-me-down clothes look good too.

To match an outfit

To indicate /ˈɪndɪkeɪt/

To dress up

Attire /əˈtʌɪə/

Casual clothes /ˈkaʒjʊəl/

Smart formal clothes  

Vintage clothes ## modern clothes

Jean flares

Uniform (noun)

To suit someone

I think maxi dresses really suits her

Designer label

Fashion house

Fashion show

Fashion week

Haute couture /ˌoʊt kuːˈtʊr/ = high fashion

Catwalk = runway

Fashion icon = trendsetter

Fashion cycle




Neutral (colors)




To dress for occasion

Dress code

The company has a strict dress code—all male employees are expected to wear suits.

Diamond/ gold earrings


A fancy (watch)

Well-tailored (suit and tie)

High heels

Clutch bag

Red carpet

Sweat pants

Style your hair

Do your make up

Black - tie event

go out of fashion = go out of style

To bargain

Charity shop

Second hand shop

Shopaholic (adj) = To be crazy about shopping

She's very shopaholic.

Fashionista (noun)

À la mode 

Vintage fashion is very a la mode at the moment

Useful expressions:

To have a sense of style


How can I have a sense of style?

To take pride in one’s appearance


She takes pride in her appearance

A slave to fashion


She's a slave of fashion

Have an eye/a good eye for (fashion)


My boss has a good eye for fashion

To show off


He's just showing off because that girl he likes is here

To mix and match


They really know how to mix and match different items of clothing that go well together.

To be in fashion = To be in style

Example 1:
Those shoes are really in fashion.

Example 2:
I think long dresses are in style these days.

To go out of fashion = to be out of style

To stay/ to be on trend

Those tank tops are on trend now.

To keep up with the latest fashion/ trends

Do you keep up with the latest fashion?

To look good in

How to look good in photos?

Practice by answering these following questions:

  1. Do you like shopping for shoes or accessories?

  2. How often do you buy new clothes or shoes? 

  3. What type of clothes do you like to wear?

  4. Do you wear different styles of clothes now compared to 10 years ago?

  5. What kind of clothes do you dislike?

  6. What kind of clothes do people in your country usually wear?

  7. What kind of clothes do people wear to work/school in Vietnam?

  8. Do you often go shopping at Charity shops or Second shops? Why or why not?

  9. Do you think the type of clothes someone wears reflects their characters? Why or why not?

  10. How important is fashion to you?

  11. Do you think the brand of clothing is important?

  12. Is it possible to look good without spending lots of money on clothes?

  13. Do you think people behave differently in different kinds of clothes?

  14. What factors do you think affect the clothes we choose to wear?

  15. Who is your fashion icon?

  16. What is your fashion must-have?

  17. Do you think fashion trends have changed constantly?

  18. In your opinion who can be a fashion icon? Why? 

  19. Have you ever been to any fashion show?

  20. What do you think about high fashion?

More practice:)

Describe someone you know who dresses well.
You should say who they are
how you know them
what kind of clothes they wear
and say why you like the way they dress.

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