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General Listening Quiz

“Clothing Styles”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy clothing man – woman 01:35

Pre-Listening Exercise

What kinds of clothes do you wear to school or work? Where do you buy your clothes? Do you ever buy used clothing?


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.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes using the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

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?

Online Investigation

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.

  • school or work
  • at a nice restaurant
  • to a park
  • to the home of close friends

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.

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