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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."

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Clothing Styles
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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easyclothingconversationman - woman01:35

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Describe typical clothing people wear for each season of the year: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

HELPFUL TIP: Wearing the right clothing for the proper occasion is important. However, cultural rules in other countries might be different from your own. Ask for advice so you do things right.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
I. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions based on the information you hear. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What does the man plan to wear during the summer months?
A. a cool hat
B. casual shoes
C. light pants

2. What is one thing the man is NOT going to pack for the winter season?
A. a coat
B. some sweaters
C. a jacket

3. What is the weather like in the spring?
A. It's windy.
B. It's rainy.
C. It's cool.

4. What is an example of an occasion where the man might need formal clothes?
A. a party
B. a business meeting
C. a wedding

5. What did the man wear to his high school graduation?
A. jeans and tennis shoes
B. a casual shirt and tie
C. a suit and dress shoes

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II. Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
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?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
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.

  • a job interview
  • a wedding of a close friend
  • a class at a university
  • a first date
  • a church or religious service
  • a hiking trip in the mountains (during summer/in the winter)

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