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TASK ONE: Match the words with the right pictures.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36.

a blouse a bow tie a bra a cap a coat a dress a dressing gown an evening gown gloves a hat a hoodie a jacket jeans a long sleeve shirt a long sleeve T-shirt a nightgown overalls / dungarees pyjamas / pajamas (US) a raincoat a scarf a short sleeve shirt a skirt socks a suit a sweater/jumper/pullover a sweatshirt a swimsuit / bathing suit a tie tights a T-shirt a tracksuit trousers (UK) / pants (US) a turtleneck a tuxedo underwear a vest

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boots clogs flip flops high-heeled shoes / high heels loafers moccasins sandals slip-on shoes slippers

10. sneakers (US) / trainers (UK) 11. Wellingtons / Wellies

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

belt bracelet earrings glasses handbag necklace purse ring umbrella

10. wallet 11. watch


Talk about CLOTHES and YOU.

You can write down a few notes (not whole sentences) here before giving your opinion to the rest of the class:

No inspiration? Here are some questions to guide you! What clothes do you usually wear? What clothes do you not like to wear? Why? Are you a fashion victim? Are you interested in fashion? Why / Why not? Is wearing brands important for you? Are you addicted to brands? Are you addicted to a brand in particular? Do you have a particular style? What is your favourite style? Who or what influences you? STYLE Gothic Rapper Bohemian Surfer Classic my own style!!! LOOK to look sporty to look sexy to look classy / smart to look classic CLOTHES smart / elegant / chic casual comfortable fashionable / trendy formal funky (fashionable & unusual) plain eccentric


Is fashion important to you?
Listen to Eucharia, Jim, Jeannie, Kate, Rina, and Marion, and fill in the following grid. Important / Not important Opinion about clothes / Type of clothes worn / Other information

Eucharia (Ireland)

Jim (England)

Jeannie (United States)

Kate (New Zealand)

Rina (Canada)

Marion (Ireland)


Indian 'slave' children found making low-cost clothes destined for Gap
Child workers, some as young as 10, have been found working in a textile factory in conditions close to slavery to produce clothes that appear destined for Gap Kids, one of the most successful arms of the high street giant. Speaking to The Observer, the children described long hours of unwaged work, as well as threats and beatings. Gap said it was unaware that clothing intended for the Christmas market had been improperly subcontracted to a sweatshop using child labour. It announced it had withdrawn the garments involved while it investigated breaches of the ethical code imposed by it three years ago. The discovery of the children working in filthy conditions in the Shahpur Jat area of Delhi has renewed concerns about the outsourcing1 by large retail2 chains of their garment production to India, recognised by the United Nations as the world's capital for child labour. According to one estimate, more than 20 per cent of India's economy is dependent on children, the equivalent of 55 million youngsters under 14. The Observer discovered the children in a filthy sweatshop working on piles of beaded children's blouses marked with serial numbers that Gap admitted corresponded with its own inventory. The company has pledged to convene a meeting of its Indian suppliers as well as withdrawing tens of thousands of the embroidered girl's blouses from the market, before they reach the stores. The handstitched tops, which would have been sold for about 20, were destined for shelves in America and Europe in the next seven days in time to be sold to Christmas shoppers. With endorsements from celebrities including Madonna, Lenny Kravitz and Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, Gap has become one of the most successful and iconic brands in fashion. Last year the firm embarked on a huge poster and TV campaign surrounding Product Red, a charitable trust for Africa founded by the U2 lead singer Bono. Despite its charitable activities, Gap has been criticised for outsourcing large contracts to the developing world. In 2004, when it launched its social audit, it admitted that forced labour, child labour, wages below the minimum wage, physical punishment and coercion were among abuses it had found at some factories producing garments for it. It added that it had terminated contracts with 136 suppliers as a consequence. In the past year Gap has severed contracts with a further 23 suppliers for workplace abuses. Gap said in a statement from its headquarters in San Francisco: 'We firmly believe that under no circumstances is it acceptable for children to produce or work on garments. These allegations are deeply upsetting and we take this situation very seriously. All of our suppliers and their subcontractors are required to guarantee that they will not use child labour to produce garments. In this situation, it's clear one of our vendors violated this agreement and a full investigation is under way.' Professor Sheotaj Singh, co-founder of the DSV, or Dayanand Shilpa Vidyalaya, a Delhi-based rehabilitation centre and school for rescued child workers, said he believed that as long as cut-price embroidered goods were sold in stores across Britain, America, continental Europe and elsewhere in the West, there would be a problem with unscrupulous subcontractors using children. 'It is obvious what the attraction is here for Western conglomerates,' he told The Observer. 'The key thing India has to offer the global economy is some of the world's cheapest labour, and this is the saddest thing of all the horrors that arise from Delhi's 15,000 inadequately regulated garment factories, some of which are among the worst sweatshops ever to taint the human conscience. 'Consumers in the West should not only be demanding answers from retailers as to how goods are produced but looking deep within themselves at how they spend their money.'

Dan McDougall, The Observer, Sunday October 28 2007

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outsource = to arrange for sb outside a company to do work or provide goods for that company. retail = to sell goods to the public, usually through shops/stores.

Q. 1

VOCABULARY. Find an ADJECTIVE meaning unpaid / not paid. This adjective is _________________. Find an ADJECTIVE meaning dirty / not clean. This adjective is _________________. Find an ADJECTIVE meaning not knowing or realizing that sth is happening or that sth exists. This adjective is _________________. Find an ADVERB meaning not correctly. This adverb is _________________. Find a NOUN meaning a place where people work for low wages in poor conditions. This noun is _________________. Find a VERB meaning to move back or away from a place or situation. This verb is _________________. Find a VERB meaning to formally promise to do sth. This verb is _________________. Find a VERB meaning to arrange for people to come together for a formal meeting. This verb is _________________. Find a NOUN meaning a person or company that sells goods to another company. This noun is _________________. Find a NOUN meaning a public statement or action showing that you support sb/sth. This noun is _________________. Find a NOUN meaning an official examination of business and financial records to see that they are true and correct. This noun is _________________. Find an ADJECTIVE meaning making you feel unhappy, anxious or annoyed. This adjective is _________________.

Q. 2

True or False? Justify by quoting the article. a. All child workers are 12 years old at least. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ b. The children found in the textile industry were not treated with respect. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ c. Gap did not know about the origin of the clothes True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ d. Gap did not do anything about the situation. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ e. It is Gaps policy to fight child labour. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________

f. One fifth of the Indian economy is dependent on child labour. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ g. Gap will sell the clothes in the US any way. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ h. Gap stores are extremely popular. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ i. Gap demands firm rules to fight child labour. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ j. Nothing is done to help child workers. True. False. ___________________________________________________________________ Q. 3 According to the article, who takes advantage of child labour? (Complete the sentence: Child labour would not exist if .) ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________


Choose one of the following subjects. (150-200 words) 1) 2) 3) Are you influenced by what celebrities wear? Are you interested in fashion? Why or why not? Do you think appearances are important today? Why or why not? Give examples.

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Script: Is fashion important to you?
Important / Opinion about clothes / Not important Type of clothes worn / Other information She is not very fashion Likes clothes that fit and suit her rather than brand conscious labels. Her aim is to look nice. Goes shopping once a year. Especially loves shoe shopping. not really important Wants clothes that look smart, don't smell and dont not a follower of have holes in them. fashion not really important Wears comfortable, cool clothes Wears what looks best on her Doesnt usually care about name brands not so important + Fashion expresses who we are + can differentiate you BUT likes to put an from others. effort into how she - People can judge you on fashion and your appearance looks Thinks we should always look further than the appearance. not important Tries not to be a slave to corporate logos Dresses the way she likes not very important Important to wear clothes that you're comfortable in and clothes that express your personality

Eucharia (Ireland)

Jim (England) Jeannie (United States) Kate (New Zealand)

Rina (Canada) Marion (Ireland)


Q. 1 unwaged filthy unaware improperly sweatshop withdraw pledge - convene supplier endorsement audit - upset. a. False b. True. c. True. d. False. e. True. f. True. g. False. h. True. i. True. j. False According to the article, the Western World (consumers in the West) takes advantage of child labour. Child labour would not exist if Western consumers were not so keen on buying very cheap clothes.

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