In this lesson we learn some expressions connected to clothes and fashion. The lesson is upper intermediate or advanced. https://www.skype-lessons.com/vocabulary-lessons/
Please answer the following questions to activate the vocabulary:
What kind of shoes do you wear in the house?
What material is your warmest coat made of?
Do you like wearing denim? What's the most comfortable material?
What material are your socks made of?
What kind of shirt / t shirt are you wearing? Does it have a V neck? Or a hood? Or sleeves? Is it patterned or plain?
Who wears the trousers in your relationship?
Do you ever get hot under the collar?
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Here is the vocabulary
Sleeveless, long/short sleeves
Hooded (with a hood)
Lycra (cycling shorts)
Suede (shoes, jacket)
Speak off the cuff
Wear the trousers
on a shoestring (budget)
Hot under the collar
to be in s.o else's shoes
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