Vocabulary Lessons

“Fashion and Clothing Stores”


Fashions and clothing are constantly changing and may differ from country to country, depending on various factors including age, geography, and climate. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences and related information.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  1. blouse
  2. change out of
  3. clothes
  4. dress
  5. in fashion
  6. jeans
  7. put on
  8. ring
  9. second-hand clothes
  10. shirt
  11. shoes
  12. shorts
  13. suit
  14. sunglasses
  15. sweater
  16. take off
  17. tie
  18. try on
  19. t-shirt
  20. wear


Why don't you ______ those clothes and put these on. They look better than the ones you have on.

I usually wear ________ when the weather is a little cool outside to keep my legs warm.

It is the custom to take off your ________ when you enter somone's house. This also keeps the floor cleaner.

Follow-Up Activity

Discuss what types of clothing you would wear in these situations: school, wedding, first date, funeral, the beach, and job interview. How have fashions changed over the past fifty years in your country? Use the Internet to search on this topic and report your findings to a partner.