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Image and self-image

See also:
vocabulary:
clothing
 
functions:
describing people - appearance
 
skills:
fashion
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Image and self-image:

 
 
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Attitude to clothing survey
Divide class into two groups - A and B. Then further sub-divide into groups of 3 or 4. Put a list of all the students' names on the board. In groups, Ss a) prepare the questions they will ask for the survey and b) decide which students each member of the group will ask - so that the same people are not questioned twice. Then mill around asking their questions and recording their answers. Finally, back to original groups to give feedback. Optional extra: Make another worksheet with all eight statements and hand it out at the beginning. Ss in pairs predict the answers.
 
 

 

 
Reading passages
 
 
Are suits on the way out? (433)
Long (1,500 word ) piece that will probably need trimming. Full of interesting ideas and useful vocabulary. (88% within BNC K2)
 
 

 

 
Audio
 
 
Do you worry about your appearance? (657)
Nine people with different accents, native speaker and non-native speaker, answer the question. Comprehension quiz can be found on the right of the webpage. Use the +/- buttons to show or hide the script.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 14 Style  Pages 116 - 122
Personalization: clothing Song: Bon Jovi - Ugly
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 1 Images  Pages 9 - 11
(9) Reading : 'Image queen. Madonna's changing images(challenging) (11) Listening and speaking : men and self-image. Short interviews with 4 men in the street.
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 1 Impressions  Pages 8 - 9  Reading: Image Queen
Longer article on Madonna. Comprehension questions and vocabulary work.
 
Unit 1 Impressions  Page 10   Listening: Image
Four young men are interviewed about their image
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
 
16 Style trial  Page 16 
Pairwork. Questions about clothes, image etc.
 
 
Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  

Sue Kay   
 
19 Fashion conscious or fashion victim  Page 19 
questionnaire
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)