• English Conversation Classes: Talking About Fashion in English

    Do you love clothes? Do you love talking about trends, designers and the latest must-have item? Then this blog is for you.

    Here is some vocabulary for English conversation classes about fashion.

    Fashionista: A fashionista is someone who is not only interested in fashion, but obsessed with fashion. Fashionistas know and follow all current trends in clothing, hair and accessories.

    Are you a fashionista?

    What is your style?

    Are you a conservative dresser?

    Do you follow trends?

    Do you have an individual style?

    Do you make trends? I am fashion forward. I am a trendsetter.

    Are you cutting edge with your clothes?

    What kind of clothes do you buy?

    Do you buy well known international brands?

    Do you like high street brands (like H&M, Topshop, Debenhams etc)?

    Do you like second hand or thrift shop clothes?

    Do you make your own clothes?

    Do you mix-and-match styles?

    How do people react to your style?

    Do people complement you on your taste?

    Do people criticize your style?

    Do people ask you where you bought your clothes?

    Do they ask to borrow your clothes?

    What do you think will be the trend for 2011?

    I think the trend for 2011 is…

    Retro

    Vintage

    Lace

    Leather

    Colorful

    Playful

    Quirky

    Let’s looks at this report on the spring 2011 runway collections in New York. See if you can answer the questions after the video:

    What do the girls say was everywhere in fashion week?

    What was the second trend the girls noticed in fashion week?

    Name two of the garments associated with this trend according to the girls.

    What trend in shoes do the girls like?

    What do the girls think will be the next big trend?

    Do the girls agree about their favorite collection during fashion week?

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    • Kim Soriano

      Complement vs compliment

      • LOIEnglish

        Kim,

        Hello! I assume you’re asking about the difference between “complement” and “compliment.” Spelled with “le” and used as a verb, it means “to harmonize with.” Spelled with “li” and used as a verb, it means “to praise.” I hope this helps!