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IV. Fill the gaps with suitable words. (More than one answer may be possible in some cases.)

1. She decided to wear a ………………………… and a ………………………… instead of a dress.

2. I tried on a …………………………; the jacket was fine but the ………………………… were too short.

3. It was hot in the office, so I took off my jacket and …………………………,and rolled up the sleeves of my …………………………

4. I wanted to buy the jacket, but unfortunately the one I tried on wasn't big ………………………… and they didn't have it in a bigger …………………………

5. I also wanted a new jumper, but unfortunately the medium size was ………………………… big and the small size wasn't big ……………………………… .

 

V. Write down:

1. five things usually worn by women only; and five things worn by men and women.

2. a list of clothes you like and don't like wearing.

3. five more items of clothing you have at home in your wardrobe / chest of drawers

 

 

Clothes II

At this level you probably already know most of the everyday words for clothes. Here are some items of clothing or parts of them which are perhaps less familiar


 

Notice that most items of clothing covering the legs are plural words only and, if you wishl count them, you need to say, e.g. 'Six pairs of trousers'.

 

Here are some words used to describe materials which clothes are often made of. These words can be either nouns or adjectives.

silk cotton velvet corduroy denim leather wool/woollen suede

 

Here are some verbs associated with clothing.

He undressed / got undressed, throwing all his clothes on the floor.

She quickly dressed the child.

I love dressing up for parties as I normally wear jeans.

Can I try on those grey shoes in the window?

The skirt is too tight and too short - it needs letting out and letting down.

The dress is too loose and too long - it needs taking in and taking up.

She took off her shoes and put on her slippers.

He changed out of his weekend clothes into his uniform.

Red usually doesn'r suitpeople with ginger hair.

Her black bag matches her shoes.

Those shoes don't fit the boy any more. He's grown out of them.

 

Here are some adjectives for describing people's clothing.

How things fit: baggy loose tight close-fitting

Style: long-sleeved V-neck round-neck

General: elegant smart scruffy chic trendy with-it

Appearance: well-dressed badly-dressed old-fashioned fashionable

Exercises

I. Which of the words illustrated above fit best in the following sentences?

1. I must get my black shoes repaired. One ………………………… is broken and both the ......................... have holes in them.

2. Do up your ………………………… or you'll fall over.

3. There's someone at the door. You'd better put your ………………………… on before you open it.

4. Put your ………………………… on this floor is very cold.

5. I've eaten too much – I’ll have to loosen my ………………………… .

6. I've almost finished making my dress for the party but I've still got to sew up the ........................................ and sew on some .......................................... .



 

II. Complete these sentences with any appropriate word. Use 'pair' where it is necessary.

1. Many women wear nighties in bed whereas most men and children wear .......................................... .

2. Blue .......................................... are a kind of international uniform for young people.

3. People with ugly knees shouldn't wear …………………………

4. I need some new underwear. I'm going to buy three new ………………………… today.

5. Bother! I've got a hole in my tights. I'll have to get a new ………………………… .

6. Bother! I've got a hole in my tights. I'll have to get some new ………………………….

 


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