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Name: __________________________________________________ No. _____ Class: _________

Date: ____/____/____ Evaluation: ___________________ Teacher: _______________________

Reading comprehension, language use and vocabulary

Read the text about shopping.

Clothes shopping on a budget!

Like many people, I absolutely love clothes shopping! But, as a student, I
dont have a lot of money to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Especially
when it comes to vintage clothes, which are in fashion at the moment. I cant
afford many things in vintage shops. I like to look on eBay, but I dont like to buy
clothes online because they dont always fit well when they arrive. I like to always
try on clothes in the shop before I buy them it makes each shopping trip much
more fun!
In England, we have shops called charity shops, where people donate their
old clothes, shoes, books, CDs, DVDs, and children's toys and games. In
10 America, they are called thrift shops, which you may know from Macklemores,
hit song! I love these shops, because you can often find a bargain, brand new
clothes with the tags still on them, or real vintage items which havent got a big
price tag!
The only downside to charity shopping is that you have to search through
15 everything in the shop, which can take a lot of time. Also, sometimes it is
disappointing. I have searched for hours before and not found a single thing to
buy! But this happens with big department stores in shopping centres too, so perhaps it is just occasional bad
luck! Most of the time, however, I have found some bargains, and saved lots of money! Occasionally, I have
found lovely handbags, new shoes, hardly-worn clothes, and some fantastic second-hand books and DVDs at a
fraction of the price that youd find in a normal shop. And the best part about charity shopping is that the money
goes to a good cause!

A. Are the sentences 'Right' (A) or 'Wrong' (B)? If there is not enough information to answer 'Right'
(A) or 'Wrong' (B) choose 'Doesnt say' (C).
1. The girl thinks the clothes bought online fit her well.
2. She cant afford designer label clothes.
3. People give away accessories which no longer match their clothes.
4. In charity shops you only find old clothes.
5. The girl has saved money in big department stores.
6. Charity shopping helps people in need.
B. Copy information from the text that shows the sentences before are 'Right' (A) or 'Wrong' (B).
1. _________________________________________________________________________
2. _________________________________________________________________________
3. _________________________________________________________________________
4. _________________________________________________________________________
5. _________________________________________________________________________

C. Read the descriptions of some words used in the text.

What is the word for each one? The first letter is already there.
There is one space for each other letter in the word.

1. General tendency or direction, fashion. T ___ ___ ___ ___

2. Classic, old and special. V ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
3. Something bought or offered at a low price. B ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
4. A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached
to something. T ___ ___
5. A place where merchandise is offered for sale. S ___ ___ ___ ___

D. Name two clothes items, their pattern and styles, two underwear items, two sleeping wear items,
two make up items and two accessories which you might like to buy in a charity shop.

Clothes Pattern Style Sleeping wear Make up Accessories

1.________ 3._________ 5. ________ 7. __________ 9. _________ 11. ________

2_________ 4._________ 6. ________ 8. __________ 10. ________ 12. ________
E. Read the following article about fashion.
Choose the best word (A, B or C) for each space.

Here in France I (1) ______________ young people in high heels, wearing a lot
of make-up and with carefully combed hair, even when they (2) ______________
anywhere special. The lady I have lived with here (3) ______________ the past
two years has helped me learn to knit. She is a knitting-machine! She
(4) ______________ to knit because she and her siblings had to knit socks and
gloves during the war, or they (5) ______________ very cold.
Making quilts, knitting accessories and editing clothing has (6) ______________
become popular among young people in England for a while. In Falmouth, the
hometown of fine Arts University in the south of England, the streets are full of
students wearing clothes theyve (7) ______________ bought from vintage
markets, from charity shops or which theyve made themselves. Anything goes.
For the young people of Britain any hair colour, style and shape has the potential
to be liked.
I went to a charity shop this morning and (8) ______________ myself two items of clothing for 3 euros in total, I
wondered why French young people havent learned to buy from such shops (9) ______________. One student at
school here said to me that she (10) ______________ it was a shame as being able to wear whatever you want
allows you to express your personality through your clothes.
(changed and abridged)

1. A. have come across B. came across C. come across

2. A. didnt went B. went C. havent gone
3. A. since B. for C. yet
4. A. learnt(ed) B. has learnt(ed) C. didnt learn
5. A. get B. got C. have got
6. A. yet B. already C. just
7. A. ago B. just C. already
8. A. buy B. have bought C. bought
9. A. yet B. already C. ever
10. A. think B. thought C. has thought

F. Order the words to write meaningful sentences and dont forget to write the verb in the correct
tense. The first one is done for you.
1. Weekend / to a vegetarian / restaurant / go / last / I /.
I went to a vegetarian restaurant last weekend.
2. London / 2 times / I / visit /.
3. supermarket / mum / go / the / to / just.
4. July / finish / last / exams / I / my /.
5. buy / yesterday / I / new dress / a /.
6. never / I / Dior / try /.

G. Complete the dialogue. Write one word for each space.

Id like to try (1) __________________ these trainers, please.
Of course. (2) __________________ size are you?
Just a moment. (3) __________________ you are.
Im afraid theyre (4) __________________ small.
OK, would you like to try a (5) __________________ size?
Yes, (6) __________________.
These (7) _________________ like a glove and (8) _________________ my jeans!
(9) __________________ much is it?
(10) __________________ 50 pounds.

Join a teen forum and share your opinion about todays topic. Write 70-80 words.
What influences teen fashion;
How celebrities influence teens;
If teen magazines affect teen fashion.