The problem with fast fashion

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Vocabulary - fashion and environment

FASHION LESSON PLAN

LESSON OVERVIEW

This ESL fashion lesson plan is based on the Huffington Post video “The Problem with Fast Fashion”. It pertains to the issue which is very up-to-date and raises a lot of controversy. Students have a chance to learn a lot of words and phrases connected with fashion as well as the environment.

B2 / Upper Intermediate45 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

WORD FORMATION AND VOCABULARY

There are two tasks dealing with vocabulary in this fashion lesson plan. The first one is a word-formation exercise in which students need to come up with adjectives from the words given. All these adjectives are connected with clothing and style, e.g. classy, unstylish. Moreover, if you have time, you can ask students follow-up questions consisting these words. The next exercise is pair workdiscussing questions connected with students’ personal attitudes towards fashion. All questions include common words and phrases connected with fashion such as in vogue or a fashion victim.

VIDEO AND DISCUSSION

Further, students move to a quiz and discussion concerning the textile industry and its human, social and environmental effects. First of all, they have to guess the correct answers in the quiz. Then, they have to watch the video and check whether they’ve been right. When watching the second time, students need to write three consequences of fast fashion. The last task is a discussion. As usual, students have to express their opinions on the issue.

RELATED WORKSHEET –  THE SLOW FASHION MOVEMENT

We bring you also a worksheet on Slow Fashion to supplement your discussion about the fashion industry. It includes a bunch of adjectives to talk about the fashion industry (fair, transparent, ecological, long-lasting, etc.) and a lot of speaking opportunities for your students. They will need to rack their brains to discuss the concept of slow fashion and how to be a part of it! See it yourself: Slow fashion: an alternative to fast fashion.

WORKSHEETS

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  1. Vanessa

    I love this lesson plan and am excited to use it with my students! Thank you for your work!

    1. Justa

      Thank you ☺️

  2. Mary

    Great! It really helps to get focused on terminology – it boosts language awareness.

  3. Dimitra

    I really like the worksheet! it’s also important for me that it’s got a clear, student friendly layout! Thank you!

    1. Justa

      Thanks!

  4. Morad

    Thanks for the great lessons!!! I am very impressed with your concept and hope to donate something soon or even become a patron. There is a typo on this handout “3. Read the quiz and tick you answers, a, b or c.”
    Thanks again 🙂

    1. Stan

      Thanks Morad for such nice words and we look forward to having you in our Patreon community. And the typo is going to be fixed in a few moments 🙂

      1. Stan

        Typo fixed!

  5. Alicia

    I found you guys yesterday and am now a Patreon. I’ve not used any of the lessons so far, although plan to run with How to plan Happiness tomorrow with my class. And I’m looking forward to trying this lesson out. A really good way to approach the topic of clothing. Thank you for your wonderful work, that brings creativity and big subjects together.

    1. Stan

      Hi Alicia! Welcome on board and have fun using our lesson plans. I hope you and your students are going to enjoy them much 🙂

  6. neide milnitsky

    Thanks a lot for this awesome lesson. Congrats on your wonderful work! 🙂

    1. Justa

      Thank you! It’s so great to hear it!

  7. Mary Nicholson

    Great video, thank you, and a very interesting topic.

  8. CÉSAR TENORIO PEDAGOGO E IDEÓLOGO

    Lovely material. Thanks!

    1. Justa

      Thank you 🙂

  9. Elmira Barakova

    Great!

  10. Elmira Barakova

    Awesome video!

  11. Chinara Mirzabayeva

    thank you for your work. i will use it immidiately))

  12. Mercan ADA

    The video on the website Hufflepuff is removed. I cannot teach this material.

    1. Stan

      Thanks for letting us know! We’ve just updated the links in the worksheets as well as in the e-lesson plan and embedded the video here as well so you shouldn’t have any problems now.

  13. Petra

    This worksheet is perfect, not to difficult for my students but still enough new and useful words to make them speak about fast fashion. And the video is just to the point, not too long and it gives just what is necessary to know.
    Thanks a lot.

    1. Justa

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and leave us some feedback! We’re happy to hear that you find this lesson so useful 🙂

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