Theme 1: Fashion Extravaganza (Day 2)
Brief description: Different fashion houses compete in a fashion contest with comments on their own apparel. Objectives: 1. Name and describe clothes. 2. Name and describe accessories and hairstyles. 3. Give opinions about clothes, accessories and hairstyles, e.g. likes and dislikes. 4. Enjoy walking and posing on a catwalk, with appropriate music. End Task: Campers, in groups, enter a fashion contest. Materials: Campers’ Worksheets (CWs), DVD of fashion show and UBU Fashion Extravaganza, cloth Preparation: 1. Think of some interesting ways to introduce one another. 2. Have all of the CWs ready. 3. Have VCD/DVD player ready. 4. Have clothes of different fabrics available. Procedure:

Base 1: Clothes & describing them Activities
1. Introduction Everyone introduces oneself. Explain what the base is about, its objectives and “rules.” Ask campers what they know about English to describe clothes. Some important words are: Clothes (N plural) are “the things that people wear, such as shirts, coats, trousers, and dresses” (Collins COBUILD Dictionary, 2003, p. 254) Clothing (Uncount N) is “the things that people wear, used especially when you are talking about clothes in general and or a large quantity of clothes” (Longman Language Activator, 2002, p. 194) Cloth (C/U N) is “material used for making clothes, curtains, etc. that is made by weaving fibers together (Macmillan Dictionary, 2002, p. 257) Garment (CN) is “a single piece of clothing (a word used by people who buy or sell clothes)” (Longman Language Activator, 2002, p. 194) Apparel (Uncount N; American English; formal) is “clothes, especially formal clothes worn on an important occasion” (Collins COBUILD Dictionary, 2003, p. 56) Outfit (CN) is “a set of clothes that look attractive together, that you wear for a special occasion—use this especially about women’s clothes” (Longman

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Language Activator, 2002, p. 195) You may want to include wardrobe, costume, uniform, gear—as well as verbs like wear, be in, have/put on, be dressed; take off, get undressed, undress; have nothing on, be naked; change; hang. 2. Activity 1 (Clothes): Match pictures with clothing word cards Divide campers into four groups by having them count one to four. The people with the same number form a team. Explain game rules: Each group will receive a set of pictures of people wearing different types of clothes. They will also get a set of word cards with corresponding clothing words. The goal is for the groups to match the two sets as quickly as possible. The first to finish gets four marks; the second three, the third two and the last only one. Use M1. Play game. You may want to let campers practice the game once first. Give out marks. Variations: 1. The four groups may think of a name, e.g. names of international fashion houses with two or more syllables, e.g. Gucci, Versace, Christian Dior, Lord and Taylor, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent. Be sure to budget the time well. 2. The teacher may play some music. 3. Activity 2 (Describing clothes 1: colors, sizes and patterns): Match pictures with clothes Tell campers to stay in the same groups. Tell them that they are playing a new game about how to describe clothes. Ask them first how they can do it. Then, tell them they will be learning about colors, sizes and patterns. Explain game rules which are similar to Activity 1 (also matching pictures and clothes), except that campers have to notice a few modifiers, as well. Use M2. Play game. Give out marks. Variations: 1. The teacher may have some other music on. 4. Activity 3 (Describing clothes 2: fabrics): Magic boxes Tell campers to stay in the same groups. Tell them that they are about to do a more exciting game named “Magic Boxes.” Ask them what they think the game requires them to do. Prepare seven boxes containing different types of fabric: cotton, silk, polyester, wool, denim, linen and leather. The pieces of cloth should have different colors. In a box, there are some scrambled letters representing a fabric.






especially to get the different fabrics needed.39 Let them have a look at the inside of the boxes. The front where the unscrambled letters are attached to can be a board or a wall. Explain what the base is about. Play game: First. useful. a camper tries to unscramble the letters in one of the boxes to find the match. 2. Explain game rules. p. and letting campers guess. Variations: 1. a scarf or a pair of sandals). a necktie. as a tryout. 8) 2. but which can be used with or added to something else in order to make it more efficient. 2. start the game by reading out all of the definitions. the teacher may give the group that gets the correct answer more than one mark. or decorative” (Collins COBUILD Dictionary. read out loud one accessory definition and let campers guess what it is. Wrap-up Talk with campers about what they have learned. the group gets one mark. The group that gets the highest marks wins and gets a star for each member. Introduction Everyone introduces themselves. After the teacher has showed a word card of one of the seven fabrics. 2003. Or they can find them for us. Explain game rules: Tell them that there are seven boxes with seven different types of fabrics.” Accessories are “items of equipment that are not usually essential. For one correct answer. Variations: 1. If it is a difficult definition (e. Activity 1: Guess Who I Am Divide campers into four groups. one by one. You may want to reduce the number of the fabric types. The Magic Boxes may require time and money for preparation. Base 2: Accessories & hairstyles Activities 1. The definition may be repeated if nobody gets the correct answer. its objectives and “rules. Then. We may have the staff draw and color the pictures for this base. The whole procedure will be repeated until the last word is displayed and the winning group is found.g. Comments: 1. s/he will run to the front with the set of letters and fabric. Time (minutes) 5 Material(s) 15 CW1 . Play game by letting campers practice once. If s/he gets the corresponding word. 5 5.

if they are distorted pictures of the these people. Then. the group is not penalized. There may be hairstyle pictures with labels hanging around the room. let the staff find the pictures of their favorite people. The campers get 10 chances to guess. 5 4. It looks/is nice. asks campers some easy questions (e. a necktie. representing the 10 lines that complete the hangman picture. a pair of earrings. a handbag. The hair styles that can be used are curly. a watch. As before. for campers. a necklace. a ring. spiked hair. For example. Campers will have more fun if the pictures are of international celebrities. If the answer is correct. B: I like it. Explain game rules. better still. Time (minutes) 5 Material(s) 5 . demonstrate how to play the game by showing the first hairstyle picture and letting campers from Group A guess one letter (consonant or vowel). bleached hair. Wrap-up Comments: 1. a scarf.40 Answers for “Guess Who I Am”: A belt. pony tail 15 Variations: 1. bangs. a pair of sandals 3. short. But if it is wrong. 2. Activity 1: Staff’s role play of “likes. bald. a pair of gloves. Explain what the base is about. braids. its objectives and “rules” As a warm up. a bracelet.” along with the reasons. Play game: First. staff do a role play of “likes” and “dislikes. a pair of shoes. long. Activity 2: Show hairstyle pictures & play hangman between 2 groups Divide campers into two groups (since this activity may be more challenging) and give them a name of an international film star. Stress answers that are interesting/ creative. the teacher starts the real game by repeating the same procedure.” “dislikes” and the reasons In a big circle.g. ♦ A: I just got this shirt today. Base 3: Fashion likes & dislikes + reasons Activities 1. the group is penalized by the teacher drawing one line to form a man being hanged on the gallows. 2. “Do you like my/her dress?”) and waits for some answers from campers. Introduction Everyone introduces themselves. or. a pair of socks. a pair of glasses.

g. great. “I like her because her blouse is beautiful. Distribute five pictures to each of the small groups. the teacher will show them a picture (“a woman in a pretty evening dress”) and they will have to look at the reason (i. Activity 4: Musical Pictures Tell campers to form one big circle. (I guess) I don’t like it (much). 4.. style is very modern. Or (negatively) B: Um… I think it doesn’t suit you (at all).(reason)…………….” In such a case.e. “I don’t like her blouse because it’s cheap. We can also use some more subtle expressions: • I have no idea. I like your outfit but maybe you could add a little more color. it looks rather funny. The color is great. try out the game. Tell them that they are going to play a game called 10 CW2 & TM3 5 20 . have campers sit in small circles. I’m not keen on that color/pattern. Let them think and talk about the pictures in pairs. 5. “beautiful”. I do. start the game. We can also get the campers to do a role play for us. first.41 wonderful.” Play game: First. ……………. Activity 3: In the same small groups. Q: Do you like her dress? A: Yes. fabulous. • I’d rather not say.” Tell them to be careful when the word does not seem to fit the context. Explain game rules: Tell them that. I think they don’t match.(reason)…………… No. comfortable. When everyone is ready. Distribute CW2 and let them take a few minutes to look at it. Therefore. fashionable. “cheap. they will have to say. e. dislikes & reason(s) (Show pictures + CW) Divide campers into four groups. Reasons: It’s too short/revealing/much/strange/old fashioned. 2. Activity 2: Likes. 3. I don’t. campers will have to say. …….. Variations: 1. To me.

Introduction Everyone introduces themselves. The blouse is too short. Activity 2 is a favorite of mine since it can make the campers think a bit. Staff give two more pictures to campers. Demonstrate how to play Musical Pictures once. Activity 1: Careers in fashion Time (minutes) 5 Material(s) . ♦ I don’t like his clothes at all. They look cheap. Base 4: Fashion show (Fashion careers and posing) Activities 1. 4. Once the music is on. It’s totally bad. s/he starts passing their picture to the person on the left. one person holds a picture of a person wearing some interesting clothes and/or with a striking hairstyle. The number of additional pictures given to campers can change depending on the camp atmosphere. I like” (instead of “I do”) or “No. I don’t like” (instead of “I don’t). 3. The teacher or the staff can make it more realistic by starting with a question for each camper. The hair looks messy. Do you like her dress? Why? 5 6. Wrap-up Comments: 1. e. Then. And. The “likes” and “dislikes” expressions in Activity 1 can be reproduced for campers. …. the three persons with the pictures have to give their opinions. To be fair. ♦ I like her outfit because it has style. Music is turned on and campers pass the pictures around until the music is turned off. 2. They continue passing the picture until the music stops.42 “Musical Pictures. 2.g. Variations: 1. The five persons with the pictures give their opinions. The whole procedure is repeated. ♦ This is X’s worst outfit.” Explain rules to them. Explain what the base is about. We may have to allow for partially-grammatical answers like “Yes. First. You can see that it doesn’t match the person at all. Whoever has the picture has to give an opinion about the it in one or a couple of sentences.g. the person who turns on/off the music in Musical Pictures needs to stand with his/her back to the campers in order not to see them. To make it more challenging. Staff give two more pictures to campers. Staff can now give five more pictures to campers and let them repeat the whole procedure. e. its objectives and “rules” Start by asking questions about campers’ favorite models (Thai or international) or poses. 2. with celebrities being interviewed about their clothes and likes/dislikes. the teacher can show a Grammy Awards Red Carpet program.

Let them think about the group’s name. Explain what the base is about (i. They will have to send about four representative models (both females and males) to the contest. 2. Activity 2: Practice modeling In the big group. Divide campers into four groups of about 20 members. in New York City. as well. Let them try out several types of music and rhythms. a theme for fashion collection. Distribute CW4a. The staff may have to give them an example. Variations: 1. Everyone introduces themselves. 2. a commentator. They rehearse skits. Tell them that each group has two minutes to do the skits and emphasize that they cannot say anything but they can act and use props. 6. The timing here is also flexible. 7. which explains what campers have to do for the Consolidation and Presentation. a photographer. They also have to have two commentators on the fashion collection. a hairdresser. the director Campers decide in their own group how to act the careers for the other groups to guess—without verbalizing. You may also ask them which models they enjoy watching the most (and why). to come up with something new from what they have learned from the four bases.” 3. watch a video clip of a fashion show. Consolidation 1. Finally. Each group picks up two word cards with fashion careers on them. its objectives and “rules” 3. the teacher may let campers select music for modeling. they have to come up with a theme (concept or idea). Talk about it. Let campers notice the poses and walking speed.” (Use TM4 and DVD2) 5. as well.43 Divide campers into four groups. a make-up artist. This should be a very exciting (thus. Also. The staff may be divided into five groups: . they will have to think of a fashion house name. Each group takes turns to perform the skits for the other groups. and to prepare that “new something” for everyone to see later in the Presentation). Explain to campers that they have to enter a fashion contest at the MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art). If time permits. 5 4. a journalist. Use CW3 to practice modeling in four groups. Let them watch video clip of UBU Fashion Extravaganza. The teacher can add more challenging words like “a stylist. a (super)model. Wrap-up Comments: 1. especially about the word “extravaganza. 2. let them enjoy the activity. 4. The words are a designer. Therefore. noisy) base since many teenagers enjoy posing and/or acting “uniquely strange” for others. These activities may produce a lot of laughter. 2 8 8 17 DVD1 CW3 Variations: 1.e.

44 Reporters TV commentators (one man & one woman) Photographers/paparazzi Stage directors Audience who evaluates the models 8. Distribute CW4b (Evaluation Grid for fashion contest) and explain it. educational too!!! ☺ ☺ ☺ %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% . 9. Make the contest fun—and.

45 TM1: Clothes WORD CARDS a blouse a coat a dress a nightgown an outfit a skirt a shirt a sweater a vest a pair of jeans a pair of pajamas a pair of shorts a pair of trousers .

a pair of trousers • Another man (Michael) with a pair of shorts and a coat • A third man (Bill) wearing a pair of pajamas • The fourth man (Luke) having a vest on • A woman (Susan) with a blouse.46 A picture of… • A man (Joe) wearing a shirt. skirt • Another woman (Charlotte) wearing a dress • A third woman (Maria) wearing a nightgown & a sweater • Another woman (Sophia) with a pair of shorts • The last woman (Jennifer) with a pair of jeans Pictures: .

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49 TM2: Adjectives (Size + color + pattern) + CLOTHES Word cards A small blue dotted dress A green checked shirt Tight red patterned trousers A big orange and black striped hat Brown sports shoes Cream floral patterned shorts A purple sleeveless T-shirt A pair of tattered blue jeans A black and white striped outfit A pink and yellow floral patterned mini-skirt .

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Stephanie. she wears a high cut pink vest and a black mini – skirt that has a blue floral pattern. Well.56 TM4: “UBU Fashion Extravaganza” script The first model. Second. Yes. He is wearing a cream sleeveless T–shirt and yellow. wearing her green vest with a pink floral design. you know. because it looks easy to go anywhere. I also like this outfit. Ho! It is very ridiculous. I really like that one…it’s so revealing. He is coming to the catwalk with a white vest. she’s wearing her green sleeveless blouse and Stephanie with her high cut pink vest. so I really like this dress. Angela. sunglasses and sandals. a striped white shirt and black striped white shorts. but that of course is fashion.skirt. Third is Rebecca. His sunglasses are great and very modern. his outfit doesn’t suit him. It is made from linen. Angela is returning with a black vest. which has a colorful knitted flower and a long light purple skirt. She should wear a light color vest because of her skin. a little strange. Finally. orange sunglasses. It’d be better if he had a very long necklace on. I love this dress. Here are the models again. a pair of green army–patterned shorts. The orange sunglasses are very trendy. How weird it is! I hate this dress because it looks boring and the black skirt is too long. After that. yeah. Fourth. Thank you and good night. Patrick is in a white vest. very trendy. and gray sunglasses. It’d be nice if she wore a mini. it’s Thomas’s turn. He needs a long necklace. Patrick. I like her dress…it looks nice. yep. well. Rebecca. There’s Rebecca. She is wearing a pink striped spaghetti strap and jean shorts. coming back to Stephanie. She also has pink shoes on. It looks great and his vest suits him. blue and white floral patterned shorts. Green makes her look great. The white cap is made from special plastic that can prevent UV rays. Fifth. some of them quite stunning and some of them. How nice they look. It is so revealing. is wearing a green vest and white shorts with a pink floral design. It is very casual for any occasion. I really love his clothes. Now. the white cap from special plastic…keep those UV rays out. I like her dress because it looks very nice. and it suits her well. especially the hat. The pink vest and mini – skirt are very appropriate for her body. there’s Stephanie. He is wearing black sandals. I’m really looking forward to seeing these fashions hit the streets. Thomas is wearing a white vest. mmm…ridiculous! She should wear a light color vest you know. Next. . I also like his outfit because it looks comfortable. but it doesn’t suit him. Again. we’re going to meet Patrick again. Let’s take a long again at the models. sometime soon. which has a blue floral pattern on it. there were some very interesting designs tonight. Rebecca is wearing a green sleeveless blouse and a mini lively jean skirt. Angela is wearing a cream vest and a long black sarong. His accessories are a brown striped hat. I don’t like this dress because it does nothing for me. Her cap looks…funny. She is also wearing Rhodium earrings. a multi–colored patterned shirt and cream shorts. And there’s Thomas. I think his outfit is all right.

I usually hang from people’s ears. I am made of plastic. I am small and come in many shapes. We wrap ourselves around people’s feet. 6. Usually. hard and expensive. I always come with my twin brother. I am round. I am beautiful and I am a long string. We let people step on us all the time. 13. They always put us in front of their eyes. We protect their feet. I am light and pretty. My sister and I are twins.” You will have to read the 15 items fast and guess what it is. I have two arms. We are made of leather or cotton. I normally come with my brother but sometimes he isn’t available. I like to hug a person around his or her waist. They WEAR us. I feel that I am important! 7. If you get it right.57 CW1: Guess Who I Am Instructions: We are going to play a game called “Guess Who I Am. Sometimes I have a big stone on my head. We cover people’s hands to keep them warm. People tie me around their neck to keep them warm or make them more fashionable. silver or gold. We are round or oval. I come alone. metal. We help people see better. So. I am a piece of cloth with several colors. We both look the same. keys and other things in my body. I can have many colors. We can be made of leather or other material. I am round and hard. We are made of soft or hard clothe. I am from the same family as my big brother Shoe. We come in several colors and patterns. Your teacher may also read the 15 items out loud too. I am always with my twin brother. flexible and slender. It consists of a bulky rectangular box and a long strap. Women carry me when they go out. 4. 3. For me. People use me to tell time. My lower end is usually pointed. a longer one and a shorter one. People hang me around their neck. I can be made of several types of precious stones. It shows that they are engaged or married. 8. 9. 10. We are made of leather and we are kind. We let people step on us. My body is made of leather. your group will get one mark. My body goes around people’s wrist. Sometimes people accidentally let us step on dirty things like mud and dog poops. I am long and rectangular. We also have an attractive frame to connect us with people’s ears. I am long. They put some money. Westerners or business people think that I am very important because I tell them when to do something. like the shoes who are our relatives. we are very kind. I make them look nicer. and I am made of metal. clean and safe. 1. 11. Many women want to have me on their finger. I am made of leather. 2. I am expensive. We are made of glass or plastic. I am more relaxing and . We can make their feet smell sometimes. 5. I come in pairs. We protect their feet from heat. I am put vertically on a person’s chest. My face has the numbers from 1 to 12. 12. water and dirty things. 14.

I help prevent the UV rays from getting into their sensitive eyes. I am made of plastic. I normally go out during warm weather. People wear me when they have to go out in the sun. I have some leather straps on my body. I am a cousin/relative of Glasses. round and thin. I am dark skinned. . My big brother Shoe has a solid part over his body but I don’t.58 informal. People like me because I am very comfortable. ☺ 15.

Uncomfortable Cheap Disgusting Poor Beautiful Fashionable Revealing Attractive/sexy Trendy Funny/pretty 1. 7. 3.” Then. 9. I like it/ them… No. 5. 2. 6. it/ them…. give a reason by using the given word in the last box. Make a tick (√) in the appropriate box of “Yes” or “No. 4.59 CW2: Likes & dislikes + reason(s) Instructions: You will see 12 pictures of people wearing different clothes. Picture Yes. I don’t like Because…. 10. . 8.

Pose naturally. Walk to the left of the catwalk. Walk naturally to the front of the catwalk. 11. 4. 13. Pose your favorite pose. Be confident but do not smile. Go to the middle of the catwalk. as well. For example. Put your left hand on your left hip. Walk to the right side of the catwalk. 7. looking elegant. Your knees should be a bit bent. 5. Turn your body 45 degrees to the left and face the audience.60 CW3: Walking on the Catwalk Instructions: Do as you are instructed. Stand straight with your shoulders back. Your feet should point to the front. Walk onto the catwalk. your chin should be raised. (Adapted from lindisima. Move your body 45 degrees to the right and face the audience. Lower your chin slightly. Take turns giving feedback with your friends. Walk back to the starting point to leave the catwalk. Practice the whole procedure several times. 2. 3. 10. Tuck in your stomach. 14. Look directly at the audience. 1. put one leg in front of the other. 12. 9. pose once. 8. Before leaving the catwalk. so both hands are on the hips. Also. Maintain a good speed with the music: Do not walk too quickly or slowly. 6. You may turn around once if you want. This pose will take about three to five seconds. put your right hand on your right hip.com/en/photos) .

use the evaluation grid (CW4b) as your judgement tool. You are sending about four models (both females and males) into a fashion contest at the Museum of Modern Arts (MOMA).g. 4. Fashion Theme Creativity Commentary Poses Music TOTAL Remarks of dress (3) (2. Don’t forget that you have to be fair. You can also come up with your own new name for your fashion house.61 CW4: Fashion contest Instructions: Read the following CW4a and do as instructed. e. in New York City. nature. You are with a famous designer(s). you can find a theme (idea or concept) that your fashion collection has to match. You also have to have two commentators for your fashion collection. the sea or passion. Give it a name that may or may not be a well-known one. Further. 2.5) 1. CW4b: Evaluation grid Instructions: Use the following evaluation grid to judge the fashion contest. 1. Try to use as much as possible the language points that you have studied.5) (2) (1) (10) house\Aspect (1. Also. CW4a: You are from a fashion house. 3. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% END OF THEME 1 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% .

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