Clothing and Behavior

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People behave differently when they wear different clothes. Do you agree that different clothes influence the way people behave? Use specific examples to support your answer.
    • What would you consider your clothing style to be?
    • Do you have clothes that you feel better in than others?
    • How have you seen clothing affect other people?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
fashion (n) a popular trend, especially in styles of dress
Living in New York, she had a keen sense of high fashion from the time she was young.
wardrobe (n) a person’s entire collection of clothes
Despite not having a lot of money, she had a very large wardrobe.
stylish (adj) elegant and sophisticated
With her many accessories, she always received compliments that she was so stylish
confident (adj) being or feeling self-assurance
When she wore her new dress, she was confident she was going to ace the interview. 
style (v) design or make in a particular form
She took hours to style her outfit so it would be just right.
fasten (v) to secure an item of clothing
She always found it difficult to fasten those last two buttons on the dress.
dress up (expression) dress in smart or formal clothing
She hated that she had to dress up for work. 
have on (expression) to wear an item of clothing
He loved to have on his favorite sneakers.
throw on (expression) to quickly put on an item of clothing
Since she was always running late, she often had to throw on whatever she could find.
roll up one’s sleeves (expression) to get ready to do an important task
When she received the new assignment, she knew she had to roll up her sleeves and get to work. 

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.”
― Marc Jacobs

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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