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Unit 7
4 • Representation of self and relationships with others

Fashion-able
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Fashion trends: an allegory of the challenges of Anglo-Saxon societies?



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  • glamorous /ˈglæmərəs/ (adj.)
  • materialistic / vain (adj.)
  • revolting / unfair (adj.)
  • clothes /ˈkləʊðz/ rail (n.)
  • reductive / stereotyped vision (n.)
  • denounce / condemn (v.)
  • donate /ˌdəʊˈneɪt/ (v.)
  • get rid of / throw away (v.)
  • look desperate /ˈdɛspərət/ (v.)
  • resell (v.)

Your final project


Be the designer of tomorrow! Create your collection and advertise it.
Let's go!

Step 2


React and post a comment on Instagram.
Activity 3
Activity 4

Style

Style 1-2-3
Style 4-5
Style 6

6
  • belt (n.)
  • bracelet (n.)
  • earrings (n.)
  • (ballet) flats (n.)
  • flip-flops (n.)
  • hat (n.)
  • (high) heels (n.)
  • necklace /ˈnɛkləs/ (n.)
  • piercings (n.)
  • bag / purse (n.)
  • scarf (n.)
  • trainers (n.)
  • sunglasses (n.)
  • watch (n.)

3
  • blouse /ˈblaʊz/ (n.)
  • dress (n.)
  • hoodie (n.)
  • jacket (n.)
  • jeans / pants (n.)
  • shirt (n.)
  • skirt (n.)
  • socks (n.)
  • tights /ˈtaɪts/ (n.)

1
  • cotton (n.)
  • jeans / denim (n.)
  • leather /ˈlɛðə/ (n.)
  • silk (n.)
  • synthetic (n.)
  • wool (n.)

2
  • colourful (adj.)
  • cropped (adj.)
  • flashy (adj.)
  • loose /ˈluːs/ (adj.)
  • old-fashioned (adj.)
  • old-school (adj.)
  • oversized (adj.)
  • skinny (adj.)
  • sportswear (adj.)
  • streetwear (adj.)
  • wide (adj.)

4
  • influential (adj.)
  • inspiring (adj.)
  • catwalk /ˈkætwɔːk/ (n.)
  • designer (n.)
  • hand-me-down clothes /ˈkləʊðz/ (n.)
  • luxury /ˈlʌkʃəri/ (n.)
  • be hype /ˈhaɪp/ (v.)
  • be influenced by (v.)
  • follow the trend (v.)

5
  • (un)affordable (adj.)
  • cheap ≠ costly / expensive (adj.)
  • on sale (exp.)
  • bargain /ˈbɑːgɪn/ (v.)

Step 3


Defend a cause in an interview for Vogue.
Activity 5

Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

Let's learn!

Play Pictionary!

Choose a word from the mind map and draw it in 10 seconds. Your teammate has to guess the word.

IDIOM of the week!


To be dressed to kill

IDIOM of the week!
In the early days of organized crime, the most deadly and criminal gangsters used to dress in very nice clothes for intimidation purposes. Being what they were, they killed a lot of people in suits and ties.

Brainstorming question

1
Do you consider yourself a fashion victim?

Brainstorming question

2
Why do people seek to be fashionable?

Brainstorming question

3
How does fashion influence the world we live in?

Dressed kill

Get ready!

Voir les réponses
1
Look at the vocabulary lists below.

a. Memorise as many words as you can in 5 minutes.

b. Find a title for each category.
1
2

3
4

5
6

c. Complete them with other words.

2
Look at the picture above.
a. What strikes you? What does it show?

b. What is the problem?

c.
PAIR WORK
Is it a realistic scene? What stereotypes does it convey? Why?

3
GROUP WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions.
Then, write a definition of the term “fashionable”.
4
IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week below. With the cartoon and the note, guess its meaning and rephrase it in your own words.


Confessions of a shopaholic, by Paul John Hogan, 2009.
Confessions of a shopaholic, by Paul John Hogan, 2009.

On your way to the task - Step 1


Present a fashion style to contribute to an infographic.
Activity 1
Activity 2
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