Friday, 13 February 2015

Unit 8A ( Fashion & Reported Speech)


Famous quotes:
  •  "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one acce
    ssory." —
    Coco Chanel 
  • "I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world. —Bette Midler
  •  "I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet." —Carrie Bradshaw 
  •  "I don't do fashion. I am fashion." —Coco Chanel 

  • "Walk like you have three men walking behind you." —Oscar de la Renta
  •  "You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." —Edith Head
  •  "Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life." —Bill Cunningham

  •  "When in doubt, wear red." —Bill Blass "I don't design clothes. I design dreams." —Ralph Lauren
  • "Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them." —Marc Jacobs
  •  "Fashions fade, style is eternal." —Yves Saint Laurent 

  • "Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing." —Alexander Wang 
  • "How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?" —Sonia Rykiel
  •  "In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous." —Elsa Schiaparelli 
  • The real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet." —Christian Dior

  •  "Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose." —Lauren Hutton


Three days ago....

MARY: What are you going to do this evening?

JANE: I’m going to the new pub.

MARY: Where is that pub?

JANE: It is near here.

MARY: Do you like it?

JANE: I love it. I went yesterday too. …

MARY: What’s so special about it?

JANE: I’ve met a nice guy

MARY: And?

JANE: And I think I’ll go tomorrow again.

A few days later...

Last Friday, I talked to Jane and I asked her what she was going to do that evening.
She told me that she was going to the new pub. So I asked where that pub was and she said it was near there…
I asked her if she liked it and she told me she loved it and that she had been there the day before too!

Then I asked her what was so special about it and she said she had met a nice guy and that she thought she would go the following day again… and ....she didn’t even invite ME!

In NI2 we are studying the  vocabulary of Fashion and Clothes as well as the Indirect or reported Speech. Click on the activities below to do some practice:

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1. ONE  Quiz
2. TWO  Quiz

Reported Speech
1. ONE
2. TWO

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Enjoy your week!


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Unit 8A (student's book) - Key Grammar Bank, p 146 and Reading 'The King of Complainers'

Grammar Bank, p. 146:

1 (that) he was selling all his books / (that) he is selling all his books : if the action hasn't happened yet
2 (that) she had booked the flights
3 (that) my new dress didn't suit me / doesn't suit me: if it's still true
4 (that) he might not be able to go to the party
5 (that) she wouldn't wear those shoes again
6 (that) she hadn't bought me a present
7 (that) she had to get a dress for the party
8 (that) she hadn't been to the gym for a long time
9 (that) she had found a bargain in the sales / she found a bargain in the sales: if it was just said
10 (that) he couldn't find anywhere to park / he can't find anywhere to park: if he's still looking for it

1 when I was leaving
2 if / whether he had ever been engaged
3 if / whether he would come home early
4 where I usually bought my clothes
5 if / whether he had worn a suit to the new job interview
6 if / whether she ever went to the theatre
7 what time we would arrive
8 how much money she had spent in the sales
9 if / whether he could help her
10 what size I was

Reading: The King of Complainers

Clive thinks the best way to complain is to write a polite letter.
1 He got some free packs of biscuits
2 He got a Volskwagen Golf GTI (for his friend)
3 He got 2,000 pounds (the cost of the holiday)
4 His daughters were invited to Heathrow Airport to inspect British Airways' catering facilities

1 Don't lose your temper
2 Write a letter
3 Know who you are writing to
4 Threaten action
5 Don't be too specific
6 Use flattery