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Dátum: 13.09.2013
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Clothes and Fashion
 
Pictures
- Describe what these people are wearing compare their clothes to what is in your wardrobe. When do you wear clothes like these?

- Which of these clothes do you like most? Choose one picture and describe it in details. Which occasion is that person going to? Would you change something about those clothes? What accessories would you recommend?

- Look at these accessories. Identify them. When do you wear them? For what occasion are they suitable? What types of clothing would you wear with them?

- Describe the picture in details. Would you change anything about the clothes? For what occasion would you prefer this type of clothing? Is the style of clothing similar to yours? How?

- Describe the picture in details. Do you agree with this kind of contests? Why? Why not?

- What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing this job? What qualities should the person have?
 
Discussion
- ‘Beauty is only deep skin.’ ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ Do you understand these two sayings? Do you agree with them?
- What do you think of beauty contests? Do you ever watch the Miss World final on TV?
- What kind of clothes do you like/hate wearing? Do your parents tell you what to wear?
- Do you buy your own clothes?
- What type of clothing do you feel most comfortable in? What type of shoes do you like to wear?
- Is it important for you to have nice clothes? Does how we dress affect our success in life?
- Do you think clothing is expensive? What are some ways to save money on clothes?
- Do you look at fashions in magazines or on TV? What do you think of the latest fashions?
- What is important in choosing your clothes?
- Are clothes with famous brand names better than clothes with less-known brand names?
- Do you change your clothes with changes in fashion? Why? What else, other than clothes, changes with fashion?
- What do you think of the idea that “clothes make a man“?
- Have you ever been to fashion show? Do you know what is “in“right now?
- How important is fashion for you?
- Are you eccentric in what you wear? If so, what do you wear? If not, what do you consider eccentric?
- Do colours play an important influence in your choice of clothes?
- What kind of materials do you prefer? When and why do you wear them?
- Do you agree that the way a person buys clothes reveals something about his personality?
- What size, shape and colour do you usually choose and why?
- How does your mood influence your choice of clothes?
- Do you usually follow the fashion magazines to get inspiration about what to buy? How much do you invest in your wardrobe every year?
- What are your favourite colours to wear?
- Which piece of clothing is your most favourite one? Why and when do you wear it?
- What do you usually wear in winter and summer?
- How do you protect your body in winter/in summer?
- What do you wear on following occasions: going to a disco, to your friend’s party, to the theatre?
- Do you follow advice on using cosmetics in magazines?
- Why are jeans so popular with young generation?
- Is there any other item of clothing as popular as jeans?
- Are fashions changing too fast for the profit of just a few people in the clothing industry?
- What do you think of unisex fashions?
- What type of clothing do you feel most comfortable in? What type of shoes do you like to wear?
- Are there certain colours that suit you better than the others? Are there any colours that don’t suit you or that you dislike?
- Is it important for you to have nice clothes? Does how we dress affect out success in life?
- Do you think clothing is expensive? What are some ways to save money on clothes?
- Do you look at fashions in magazines or on TV? What do you think of the latest fashions?
- How do you choose your clothes? Are colours and patterns important to you?
- What would you wear at a formal/ informal occasion? Describe the clothes.
- Do you like reading fashion magazines? In what ways do they influence you?
- How do the mood/ age/ fashion influence your choice of clothes?
- Have you ever been to a fashion show? Do you think that clothes designed by famous fashion designers are wearable?
- Describe a model’s job. What are her duties? Give some pros and cons.
- Do you spend a lot of money on clothes?
- Describe a model’s job. What are her duties? Give some pros and cons.
- Do you think clothing is expensive? What are some ways to save money on clothes?
- What sort of clothes do you own? What do you wear in different seasons and weather?
- Do you dress according to the latest fashion? Is it important for you? Why? Why not?
- How did people use to dress in the past?
- How much do you like shopping for clothes? Do you prefer going to clothes shops to having your clothes made by a dressmaker? Why?
- Do you agree with the saying „Fine feathers make fine birds“? Why? Why not?
 
Role-plays and simulations
- A: You decided to buy a new pair of jeans. You spent a lot of time looking for them and finally you bought a pair you just love. On your way home, however, you discovered a problem with them. You decided to take the jeans back and ask for a refund.

B: You work in a second-hand shop. You think that all your customers know that the products are not perfect or of a high quality. You do not want to take any items back or give a refund. The prices in your shop are low and your profit is low too. /Role-play/

- A: A friend of yours has decided to buy an expensive item and wants to borrow money from you. You don’t trust your friend too much because she hasn’t yet returned the money she borrowed from you last time. You just do not believe that she will be able to return the money.

B: You want to buy and expensive item and need to borrow money from your friend. You know that she will object she doesn’t like your taste. If she refuses to give you the money, you know a secret about her that you could use. /Role-play/

- An Australian friend of yours will be coming this winter to spend three weeks in the High Tatras. Make a phone call with him/her with recommendations about what clothes and other things to bring. /Role-play/

- A: You bought a pair of fashionable jeans last month? They were expensive but when you washed them, they shrank and now they are short, you can’t wear them. Go to the boutique and ask for a refund.

B: You are the manager of a boutique selling high quality jeans. You have sold more then 30 pairs and this is the first complaint. Talk to the customer, be polite, but refuse to give a refund. You think it is the customer’s fault because he didn’t follow the washing instructions. /Role-play/
 
- Make a presentation what is ‘in‘and ’out‘this season. /Simulation/

- A: You work as a shop assistant at a clothes shop for young people. Be prepared to help one of your customers.

B: You are in a clothes shop as a customer and want to buy a complete outfit including accessories. Ask the shop assistant to help you. /Role-play/
 
- A: You bought a pair of fashionable jeans last week. They were expensive but when you washed them, they shrank and now they are short, you can` t wear them. Go to the boutique and ask for a refund.

B: You are the manager of a boutique selling high quality jeans. You have sold more than 100 pairs and this is the first complaint. Talk to the customer, be polite, but refuse to give a refund. You think it is the customer`s fault because he didn`t follow the washing instructions. /Role-play/

- Your school decided on wearing school uniforms. Prepare your speech in which you give your opinion on this problem. /Simulation/
- You have been asked to prepare a short talk on the topic: “School uniforms should be introduced in Slovakia.“ /Give pros and cons./ /Simulation/

- Your close friend is responsible for recruiting new employees for a foreign company. She judges the candidates by their appearance and clothes. You think it is not fair and effective. Persuade her to change her attitude, give your arguments. /Role-play/

Obliekanie a móda
- vplyv počasia a podnebia na odievanie
- odev a doplnky na rôzne príležitosti
- výber oblečenia /móda, vek, vkus, nálada, možnosti/, starostlivosť o oblečenie
- módne trendy – farby, tvorcovia, módne prehliadky
- šaty robia človeka, šaty na mieru alebo konfekcia /v obchode s odevmi, u krajčíra/
 
A.
People have different attitudes to fashion. Some do not care what they wear, others, especially women are interested in fashion. Fashion is the style of dress and behaviour that is common or popular at a certain time. New styles, materials, shapes and patterns appear, last for a certain time, disappear and later come back a little bit changed. Many young people are fashion-conscious and try to follow the latest trends in fashion, watching fashion shows and reading fashion magazines.
Some people buy ready-made clothes, other prefer to have them made or buy them at a second-hand shops.
Fashion concerns not only clothes, but also hair style, make-up, accessories, such as shoes, handbags, gloves, belts, hat, scarves, or jewellery and glasses.
Styles, cuts, designs and length of clothes change very quickly. We can note various types of neckline /low, oval, V-neck, boat neck, tie or polo neck, with collar or collarless/ and various cuts of sleeves /long, short, dropped shoulder/. The dress may have a classic line or be straight; the waistline may be natural, high or low. At one time straight or slit skirts are in, at another full, bell-shaped or divided skirts become trendy.
There is also a variety of materials, the dress can be made of – traditional natural materials such as cotton, wool, linen, silk and the vast collection of new fabrics based on man-made fibres. But everybody usually looks for first class, washable, non-iron and shrink-resistant fabric. Their design can be plain, patterned /flowered, geometric, striped, checked, dotted or spotted/ and coloured.
A person’s choice of suitable clothing is also influenced by climate and weather.  In colder countries, people prefer to wear clothes which protect their body from the cold. They usually wear suits, trousers, woollies, cardigans, polo-neck sweaters, jumpers, anoraks and parkas, winter coats and jackets, sometimes even a fur coat, gloves and mittens, caps, hoods, hats, scarves and mufflers, and boots of course. In hot countries, people put on light clothes, use materials which allow sweat to evaporate and cool their bodies. Straw hats protect their heads against the sun’s rays. In summer we wear light summer dresses, loose blouses with a low neckline and with short sleeves or without sleeves, skirts, trousers, shorts or Bermuda shorts and various T-shirts, and on our feet we pull on sandals, mules, flip-flops or plimsolls.

B.
Casual clothes are worn for everyday purposes. People working in banks and offices are usually more dressed up: men in suits, shirts in different colours, ties and suitable shoes, mostly black or brown leather. Women wear suits too, fashionable tops or blouses, various accessories and leather shoes /usually pumps/. On special occasions /e.g. balls, special dinner/ we like to be dressed properly. When we go to a concert or to the theatre we prefer to wear an evening dress, which consists of a dark suit, a light shirt and a tie or a bow-tie, sometimes a dinner jacket, an evening gown, court shoes and pumps.
For sports we put on sports wear, such as jeans, shorts, T-shirts, blazers, track suits and sports shoes /trainers, heavy boots or ski shoes/. When we go swimming we put on a swim suit /bikini, one-piece or two-piece/ or trunks, sometimes a straw hat. At home we like to feel comfortable, and so we prefer leisure wear – slacks, jeans, and T-shirts and on our feet slippers or mules. To school we wear something practical. The most favourite wear of teenagers includes jeans, trousers, shirts and T-shirts or different colours, sweatshirts or pullovers and trainers.
Some people do not choose their dress with regard to the latest fashion. They wear what suits them and what they can afford. The most important thing is that clothes are clean, they look smart and elegant and they feel comfortable.
Most people prefer buying clothes in shops because if they suit them and fit, they just pay and leave. Some women like clothes made by dressmakers or they make them themselves. If men need suits or coats, they ask tailors to make these outer garments for them.
¨ What type of clothing do you feel most comfortable in? What type of shoes do you like to wear? – The most comfortable clothes for me are ....., I alos like to wear......., For me sandals/boots are the most comfortable footwear. I dislike wearing high heels.
¨ Are there certain colours that suit you better than the others? Are there any colours that don’t suit you or that you dislike? – The colours that suit me best are.....because I have ......, A colour that doesn’t suit me at all is ....... . Other colours I dislike are........
¨ Is it important for you to have nice clothes? Does how we dress affect out success in life? – When I dress nicely, I feel......, In certain situations, for example......, I like to wear old clothes because........, Overall, I think that our clothes do/don’t influence our success in life because........, If we wnt to make a good impression, our clothes should be clean/net/modest.
¨ Do you think clothing is expensive? What are some ways to save money on clothes? – As I see it, the cost of clothing is high/reasonable/quite low. One can save money by /making one’s own clothes/shopping in second-hand stores.
¨ Do you look at fashions in magazines or on TV? What do you think of the latest fashions? – I like to look at fashions in magazines/on TV because......., In my opinion, today’s fashions are..........., I think that it’s more important to look good/feel comfortable than to follow the latest fashion. I’m not interested in following fashions because.......

C.

Colours play an important role in fashion. White is a typical colour for babies to wear when they are christened, and brides dress in white for church weddings because white represents purity and virginity. A baby’s sex is sometimes distinguished by colours: little girls are dressed in pink and red, while little boys are in blue or light-green. Today, people like to have a free choice.
Some colours suit some people more than others so people can be classified by the colours they wear: ´cold‘and ´warm‘. While cold types prefer darker colours /grey, navy blue, grey-blue, black/, brighter colours are suitable for warm types /spring and autumn types: beige, cream white, light-blue, brown/. Some poeple choose colours according to heir current mood. When they are happy, the colours are bright and light, but when they are sad or bed-tempered, the colours are dark.
Personalities also decide people’s lifestyles, and the style of clothes one wears is an important part of the lifestyle. What a person wears is an expression of his personality.

D.
Fashion begins in the international world of haute couture, which is led by top fashion designers and fashion houses. There is great public interest in fashion shows where the latest styles are presented on the catwalk by highly paid supermodels, but very few people are expected to wear such clothes. Fashion magazines such as Vogue and numerous TV programmes on clothes and fashion show the latest styles. Only a few people can afford to buy designer label clothing, but there are also many young designers and less expensive labels that are popular especially among young people. The most popular designer houses include Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Vivien Westwood, Kenzo, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Donna Karan, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Dior, Dolce and Gabbana and Donatella Versace.
Vocabulary
Clothes - suit, tweed/leather/suede/denim jacket, waistcoat, trousers, jeans, slacks, cropped trousers, vest, pants/panties, knickers, bra, slip,  a cocktail/party/evening/wedding dress, top, blouse, jumper, cardigan, sweater, woollies, pullover, anorak, raincoat, cape, short/winter/fur coat, parka, overall, apron, pyjamas, night dress/gown/shirt, beach/night/evening gown, leisure suit, track suit, shorts, Bermuda shorts, shirt, sweatshirt, T-shirt, straight/slit/divided/pleated skirt, swim suit/bikini, trunks
Footwear – leather/suede/hand-made shoes, heel, sole, laces, court/flat/lace-ups/ walking/ heavy / outdoor/running/sports shoes, low/medium/high-heeled shoes, stiletto, slippers, mules, sandals, trainers, plimsolls, ski shoes, clogs, pumps, boots, rubber boots
Accessories – short/ankle/knee-length socks, stockings, tie, bowtie, scarf, muffler, ear muffs, handkerchief, suede gloves, mittens, hat, cap, straw/bowler hat, hood, belt, buckle, sash, umbrella, braces, handbag, shoes, glasses, jewellery, necklace, bracelet, brooch, ear-ring, ring, pendant, make-up, cosmetics, put on lipstick/mascara/powder, use eye shadows/rouge/eyebrow pencil, hairpin
Materials – cotton, denim, silk, cord, satin, lace, flannel, linen, leather, suede, snakeskin, fur, wool, nylon, acrylic, polyester, man-made fibres
Patterns – plain, patterned, checked, dotted, striped, paisley, floral, flowered
Other vocabulary – to be in/out of fashion, be choosy about fashion, look smart, feel comfortable, be dressed up, have excellent/poor taste, put on/take off, non-iron, shrink-resistant, washable, waterproof, colourfast
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