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“on the spur of the moment” = without planning or preparation
“I decided to go to the party on the spur of the moment, so I threw on some clothes and left.”
“be decked out” = be dressed in formal clothes for nice occasions
“She was decked out in a beautiful dress, and everyone was surprised.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Jake: Well, uh, it's really hot in the summer, so I'm going to buy some shorts, sandals, and a few t-shirts.
Jake: Well, the weather doesn't get too cold, but it often snows in the mountains, so I'm going to buy a couple of warm sweaters, a jacket, and a hat. I don't have room in my suitcase to pack a coat, so I'm going to wait until I get there and buy it when I really need it.
Jake: They say it rains cats and dogs in the spring.
Jake: Well, you never know when you might need something on the spur of the moment for a wedding or maybe someone's graduation, or a nice date.
Ashley: For high school graduation, you wore an old pair of jeans and tennis shoes.
Do the vocabulary quizzes using the words from the conversation for more practice:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying clothing in a regular store as compared with purchasing something over the Internet? What have been your experiences in doing both?
What people wear can say something about a person’s personality, style, interests, and at times, employment situation, and dressing appropriately for different circumstances can be important. For each of the following situations below, decide on what clothing (shirt, shoes, tie, dress, uniform, etc.) would be appropriate and think about the reasons.
Then, use the Internet to find the items of clothing, determine the cost of each, and compare what you find online to what you might find in a local clothing store in your area.