Fashion, fashion everywhere

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discussion questions about fashion

LESSON OVERVIEW 

In this worksheet students go through a variety of discussion questions about fashion. They also choose between opposing statements, explain their choices and come up with their own definition of ‘fashion’. There is also a set of quotations related to different aspects of fashion.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
45 min
60 min
Speaking ClassUnlimited Plan

This is a Speaking Class worksheet. It includes a variety of tasks that let your students practise their speaking skills. There are no grammar or vocabulary tasks in this lesson format. Learn more about it here.

SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

The worksheet starts with an activity where students choose between opposing statements and explain their choices. In this activity they talk about fashion in general. They share whether they have enough clothes, what they prefer to wear at the weekend, how often they buy new clothes and how being well-dressed makes them feel. Then, they move on to another task that includes discussion questions about fashion. First, they go over the attitude of different generations to it, how often trends repeat, etc. The activity also brings up current trends, fashion rules and how fashion today is different from the past. After that, to express their views on fashion even more, students try finishing a sentence (“Fashion is not only …”) with two ideas. To elaborate on this activity, teachers can follow it up by showing students a screenshot with Google search prompts and asking students to compare the results with their ideas.

QUOTES AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

For the closing activity, students look at the number of quotes by two famous women (Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, and Iris Apfel, a businesswoman, interior designer and fashion icon). There are a few specific discussion questions about fashion for each quotation. The idea is to facilitate a conversation and compel students to talk about fashion and self-expression. The quotes raise various topics (from fashion being a serious industry to buying things only when you really love and appreciate them and not because they are valuable). 

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