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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.
 
 

 

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

 

 
 
 
Do you worry about your appearance?
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
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (Advanced) (PDF)