This ESL worksheet about 12 idioms and expressions that are used when talking about fashion. It includes plenty of communicative activities so that students can learn and practise them. The first activity introduces 6 idioms (e.g.wardrobe malfunction, dressed to kill, dressed to the nines) through a short dialogue. Students work out the meaning of the idioms and match them to their definitions. To practise these idioms, students complete 3 questions with the correct idioms and then discuss the questions in pairs or small groups. Next, students are given a short text about fashion, including the rest of the expressions (e.g. dress to impress, fashion faux pas, wardrobe staples). After matching the idioms to their definitions, students practise by completing 3 sentences with their own ideas. After that students complete a practice exercise: they need to replace part of 3 sentences given with the correct idiom. The last 2 activities are focused on speaking: first, students are asked to create a dialogue between a stylist and a client. Then students discuss 5 questions related to fashion. This ESL worksheet, together with the conversation cards can be used in various classes in order to practise these idioms about fashion. It would work great as an addition to lessons about fashion, clothes, and fashion trends.
Functional language: talking about fashion trends (to be in style, to be all the rage, to be having a moment, to catch on) Vocabulary: verbs (pull something off, dress it up, dress it down, put together an outfit) and adjectives (tacky, flattering, chic, dated, timeless)
B2 / C1
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