First all-hijab collection at New York Fashion Week (September 18, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"History was made at the recent New York Fashion Week.
For the very first time, there was a collection in which every model walked down the catwalk wearing a hijab." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 4 or Level 5 (breakingnewsenglish.com)
What the 5,300-year-old Iceman wore (August 22, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists studied the pieces of material that were on the body of a man who died in Europe 5,300 years ago." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 0, Level 1 or Level 2 (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Scientists make self-repairing clothes (August 16, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO "Humans have learnt many things from nature that help us in our daily life. The latest thing is self-repairing clothing." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Fashion statements - a lesson plan
"This is a staged discussion activity which focuses on students' personal opinions of style and fashion." (teachingenglish.org.uk)
Her Shoes - a lesson
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by The Mercadantes titled Her Shoes and the theme of clothes.
Students practise vocabulary related to shoes and clothes, and clothes collocations, watch a short film and talk about clothes and fashion." Time: 60 minutes (film-english.com)
Train drivers in skirts after shorts ban (June 11, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Male train drivers in Sweden have come up with a novel way of staying cool in the summer heat after their company banned the wearing of shorts." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
South Korea 'bans' miniskirts (March 23, 2013) - a lesson plan
"A new law has come into force in South Korea that effectively bans the wearing of miniskirts.
The controversial piece of legislation is called the 'overexposure law' and is an attempt by the government to curb what it views as public indecency." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Lopez in anti-fur stalking(Breaking News English)
- a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication
activities, pair work, discussion,
reading and vocabulary exercises."
a lesson plan (breakingnewsenglish.com)
BEFORE READING / LISTENING
WHILE READING / LISTENING
Fashion and clothing- a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab)
- a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the
words in RealMedia format.
- a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some
of the words,
- a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use
of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
The clothes shop
"This mini-play is set in a clothes shop in Manchester, where two friends are chatting to each other as they shop.
The lesson contains a downloadble MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher's notes." (onestopenglish.com)
INTERACTIVE games :
Interactive Game - Clothes and Accessories
"Learn / revise the vocabulary related to clothes and accessories with this interactive game!" Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen): "A jouer en classe entière avec un vidéoprojecteur!"
"Pick a category and then click as many things as you can find
in that category in one minute...
There are 25 words in each category."
BODY / ANIMALS / FOOD / CLOTHES
Hats Off to You!- Text + Audio
"We all wear clothes. And in American English, we have a lot of expressions connected to clothing!
Read on to learn several useful expressions that come from the world of clothes." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Don't Be Caught With Your Pants Down - Text + Audio
"Are you too big for your boots? Do you often fly by the seat of your pants? Learn what these clothing expressions mean and so many others.
You may be excited to get started but keep your shirt on! Be patient. All you have to do is click on this episode of Words and Their Stories." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
"A belt is a strip of flexible material, such as leather, plastic, cloth, used with or without a buckle for wear (usually) around the waist.
Some idioms are based on a belt’s narrow shape, like the following epithets for different sections of the United States." (dailywritingtips.com)
Fashion - Video - 20 October 2016
"Les compagnies de prêt-à-porter vous vendent des vêtements vraiment pas chers et dont vous n'avez pas besoin.
Cela entraîne des problèmes humains, sociaux et environnementaux." (quebec.huffingtonpost.ca)
The True Cost
"This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make those clothes and the impact it’s having on our world.
The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.
The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider,
who pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums featuring interviews
with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many more. This unprecedented project invites us all on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes." (YouTube)
You Won’t Believe How Much Clothing the U.S. Throws Away in a Year
"The documentary ‘The True Cost’ puts real numbers on our consumption and our waste...
It stands to reason that if, collectively, we’re buying more than 80 billion new items of clothing each year, we’re tossing nearly as much to make room for them..." (takepart.com)
100 Years of Fashion: Revolutions ★ Mode.com
"Throughout history, fashion and innovation have worked hand in hand. Microsoft celebrates the designs that defined each decade
— from the artificial silks of 1910, to the zippers of the '30s, to stiletto heels of the '50s, and finally to 2016.
So, what’s making headlines this year in the world of fashion? Watch to find out." (YouTube)
Textiles of the future
"Europe's textiles industry faces heavy competition from other parts of the world, especially China. This video shows though that it's not all doom and gloom." (YouTube)
Woolite : Torture - a commercial (YouTube)
"You might know Rob Zombie as the founder and lead singer of White Zombie or you might be more familiar with his film work
directing gory horror movies like House of 1000 Corpses and the Halloween remake.
Either way, odds are good that you probably don’t think about a gentle laundry detergent when you picture the guy.
That’s exactly why having him direct the 30-second spot is pretty genius.
I mean, when was the last time you even thought about Woolite, let alone voluntarily watched a commercial for it?" (Neatorama)
France Passes Ban on Face Coverings
"France's lower house approved a ban on wearing face-covering veils in public.
This is widely seen as a move to clamp down on Islamic extremism." + TRANSCRIPT (newsy.com)