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Learn English with this fashion show English lesson

Date: Jan 23 2019

Themes: Fashion, Hobbies

Grammar: Reflexive Pronouns

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Are you a clothes horse? Or maybe you wear the same thing every day? Either way, famous fashion designers might affect your day-to-day life and you may not even know it.

Fashion shows are fun to watch and see what new trends will be in shops. Even though most people will never own the clothes that models wear on the runway, it still affects what we have in our closets. The fashion world influences everything from paint colors that are used for homes to what the latest pop star is wearing.

Lily thinks that fashion doesn’t make any sense, but Jessica thinks that it’s like wearing art. Find out more in today’s English lesson on runway trends.

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Lily

Lily

Jessica

Jessica

Lily:  Jessica, I was watching this fashion show last night. And it was so silly. People were coming out in helmets and crazy boots. They could barely walk. It just doesn’t make any sense to me.

Jessica:  To me, that sounds so cutting-edge. It sounds like some of those trends are coming up in current fashion today.

Lily:  It’s absolutely outrageous. I don’t understand how that could actually translate to day-to-day life.

Jessica:  Well, you never know what consumers are going to want out there. This fashion show that I saw the other day on TV featured all of these designers and their contemporary looks. And they were gorgeous.

Lily:  I just think it’s unrealistic, personally. It’s super cutting-edge. And I guess if you’re going to get into fashion and it’s actually art that people wear, that’s one thing. What is it for? If it’s not for the people on the street.

Jessica:  It’s like art, but you get to wear it. It’s to express yourself.

 

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Lily just doesn’t understand fashion shows. She thinks the clothes are outrageous. What’s the point of the clothes if people can’t wear them in their everyday life? It doesn’t make sense to Lily, and runway fashion seems unrealistic to her.

Jessica thinks that cutting-edge fashion is fun and interesting. She feels that a lot of contemporary fashion shows have gorgeous clothing. Fashion can be like wearing art!

Are you interested in fashion shows? Do you have a favorite designer or shop?

 

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maryamnl

maryamnl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like to see fashion show  in my idea cutting-edge fashion is so intresting and i like to know about trend in every season.i like to watch the Runway of models but im not clothes horse.

08:38 AM Jan 23 2019 |

dawod

dawod

Afghanistan

I am not clothes horse i wear day today clothes contemporary.

08:31 AM Jan 23 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

I am not interested in fashion .In my opinion it leads to redundant consumption.I am not clothes horse.

02:47 AM Jan 23 2019 |

Oluna

Oluna

Russian Federation

There is a big difference between the clothes which the models show off at the runway and the clothes we’d like to buy maybe…. but it’s just a designer’s art of clothing, some new elements that could be used in everyday clothes. 


I like to watch tv fashion shows as an artistic show, but sometimes I wish something of those garments are available to buy..although I’m not a clothes horse))

07:51 PM Jan 15 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

I was attracted by all kinds of fashion shows ,Most of time ,I don’t care who the designer is.I put all my attention on those brilliant design,creative idea,material ,style .How to put different colors together and make it looks special but very reasonable.Yes,Designers are artist.Fashion shows can let you smell the flavor of season change in advance.You can get some inspiration of how to dress yourself from it .That’s wonderful!!!

03:52 PM Jan 13 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Of course I am interested in fashion shows because I always stop to see what another crazy things they are showing!!! :D


When I watch a fashion show in TV , I usually ask “Are these for people of Mars or other planets?!!!”


Some of contemporary fashions are very strange to me and I think they  work like an artist who is painting a cubism picture! Nothing is logical but its interesting and deserve to consider!


Its obvious we cant wear like Lady GAGA! :-/


Anyway many people who wear those outrageus clothes are popular and we  enjoy of seeing them and we have fun to look at such cutting-edge fashion !


Of course I think there are great designers who design clothes for normal people in different classes!!


I’m not a clothes horse ( maybe a clothes cat :)) )!


I like beautiful clothes and I care about my clothes a little too much! :D


But I dont care which trends or fashions are coming up now.


I wear everything I like and I think suits on me!


I have my own fashin! ;)

12:21 PM Jan 13 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

To wear something from the designer is a big happiness to me. When I’m in a designers’ store, I’ m getting alive pretty quick. Everything appeals to you. You will never find the better quality fabric as it is on designers works; the sewing, seams, design is perfect- so perfect that you want to hold it forever. Every piece has its character that rubs off emidietly on the wearer. I’ve never yet been disappointed by any of their purchases. It’s magic!!!

12:07 AM Jan 13 2015 |

imtiaz433

imtiaz433

Pakistan

thank GOD i am not Horse.. clothe Horse..:D :P

07:10 PM Jan 12 2015 |

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AryelLanes

AryelLanes

Brazil

I’m right there with you Lily… That’s just a waste of time and money. It’s ok to have a good look (everybody wants that), but those “things” they put out there? Pft… Come on!

12:35 PM Jan 12 2015 |

zandiba

zandiba

Morocco

Atualy , it sames to me too , that  the runway fashion is unrealistic , i don’t think people wear those clothes , but i can have some fun while i’m watching the show , 

12:18 PM Jan 12 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

I am not interested in fashion shows but I admire how the glamorous top models are crossing their legs while walking up and down  the  runway  in high heels  . I don`t know about fashion , but i know this is pure art , It  needs   a lot of training to  walk  as a real model while juggling the  legs . I have seen on the web videos on which models  that were  showing the glitzy clothes they have put on  tripped over not only once but  twice or more , a real bummer , but the show must continue , smile , smile girl. 

10:27 AM Jan 12 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I am not interested in fashion shows at all. But that doesn’t mean I don’t admire designers’ good work. Sometimes when I see a nice outfit I say ” Wow, what a nice piece of art” 

09:52 AM Jan 12 2015 |

Julie3

Julie3

Russian Federation

Personally I don’t watch fashion shows but I like fashion in general. There are lots of designes with a good taste and brilliant ideas. All of them are artists to me. For them to make a new dress is same as to paint a new picture. So I do respect their job. Although most of the modern designers are very expensive and what is left for u as for an ordinary person is to have a look and admire. To be cutting edge or outrageous is positive too. Tastes differ :-)

06:56 AM Jan 12 2015 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I don’t really give a toss about fashion shows; that sounds silly to me

04:29 AM Jan 12 2015 |

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Feh3262

United States

I like fashion shows. I believe these shows are reflection of art otherwise they have no use to people on streets. If I have time I will watch them. My favorite designers are calvine Kline, Polo, etc. I like all these brand names because they use good quality material,nice styles and pretty colors.

03:47 AM Jan 12 2015 |

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