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Activity 5


Sustainable fashion





Emma Watson wearing a sustainable dress made of plastic bottles, 2016.
Emma Watson wearing a sustainable dress made of plastic bottles, 2016.
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PATH
A

1-A
What kind of video is it?

2-A
Name the event mentioned and explain why they’re there.

3-A
What important decision did Emma Watson make a year before? Quote one reason why she did that.

4-A
What material was used to make her dress?

5-A
Pay attention to the way she is speaking. When does she usually make a pause? Why?

Useful vocabulary: She is being interviewed for…
The clothes are made of…
She decided to / made the decision to...
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PATH
B

1-B
Present the video (who, what, where…).

2-B
What do we learn about Emma Watson’s commitment? Explain what is innovative about her approach.

3-B
What does it take for a piece of clothing to be considered sustainable? Why?

4-B
How can people participate in sustainable fashion?

5-B
How does she speak to make herself more convincing?

Useful vocabulary: She aims at…
Her goal is to… She’s committed to +V-ing…

Let's learn!

Play Taboo!

  • Everyone writes words from the lesson on pieces of paper.
  • Mix them up and play in pairs: you have 2 minutes to make your partner guess the word only by miming it and using other words associated to it.

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • ecological (adj.)
  • ethical (adj.)
  • harmful /ˈhɑːmfʊl/ (adj.)
  • necessary (adj.)
  • ecologically /ˌɪːkəˈlɒdʒɪklɪ/ (adv.)
  • systematically /ˌsɪstəˈmætɪkəlɪ/ (adv.)
  • commitment (n.) → commit to (v.)
  • consumer (n.) → consume (v.)
  • impact (n.)
  • innovation (n.) → innovate (v.)
  • pollutant /pəˈluːtənt/ (n.) → polluting (adj.)
  • purchase (n.) → purchase (v.)
  • aim at + V-ing (v.)
  • leave a mark (v.)

DIFFERENTIATION

Watch the video.
Then, click on your path!

A
or
B

Workbook p. 47

Emma Watson: Changing the world one dress at a time, CNN.com, 2016.

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MEDIATION

6
Write your own definition of “sustainable fashion”.


7
What adjective does the journalist use to describe Emma at the end? Is he convinced?


8
Read the Instagram post by Emma Watson on the opposite page, give your opinion on Emma’s commitment. What limits can you find to this concept?


9
Do you buy sustainable clothes? Are you now willing to? Explain.

Useful vocabulary: She is inspiring…
She makes a difference…
She’s a role model / a leading figure in the field…
I’m willing to… I would / could definitely do it… I’d like to… I think everyone should…
I don’t think I could… It may be difficult / hard to…
The problem is that...

Grammar at work

Le présent simple et le présent Be +V-ing

  • Observez les exemples suivants et donnez leur valeur :
    a. I’m here with Calvin putting together this masterpiece.
    b. I want to know that it’s not leaving a negative mark.
    c. Fashion is something that touches our lives every single day.
    • commentaire sur le sujet
    • vérité générale
    • habitude
    • action en cours de déroulement

  • Déduisez-en la règle d’emploi du présent simple et du présent Be + V-ing.
Exercices p. 112 Précis grammatical p. 272-273

Over to you!

Defend a cause for a Vogue interview

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 5
!

You have been asked to be the editor for a special Vogue issue. In teams, choose a cause that is dear to you. Participate in the interview. Be ready to explain how it’s crucial for all of us to join in this fight.

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