Lesson 5. My progress in English
I. Grammar Smart
Complete the conversation. Use will or be going to and the verbs in brackets.
A: Have you decided what you ... (1) (to do) this weekend?
B: My mum and I ... (2) (to go) to the department store to shop for clothes. I hope ... (3) (to buy) a new T-shirt.
A: I have nothing to do so I... (4) (to join) you, if that's OK.
B: Sure. I... (5) (to ring up) and tell about the time.
A: Great. What department store you ... (6) (to visit)?
B: The central department store.
A: Have you decided what you are you going to do (to do) this weekend?
B: My mum and I are going (to go) to the department store to shop for clothes. I hope will buy (to buy) a new T-shirt.
A: I have nothing to do so I will join (to join) you, if that's OK.
B: Sure. I will ring up (to ring up) and tell about the time.
A: Great. What department store you are you going to visit (to visit)?
B: The central department store.
II. Word Smart
Paraphrase the sentences.
1. She is dressed in a blue costume.
2. Your hat is the latest fashion.
3. The jacket suits you perfectly.
4. I'm indifferent to clothes.
5. My scarf is made of wool.
6. I feel good in this suit.
1. She is wearing a blue costume.
2. Your hat is fashionable.
3. Your jacket fits you.
4. I never care what to wear.
5. This is my woolen scarf.
6. I feel comfortable in this suit.
III. Function Smart
Match the compliment-giving lines to the compliment-taking lines.
1 → с, 2 → a, 3 → b, 4 → f, 5 → e, 6 → d.
IV. Time to Read
Read the information file on "Shopping for Clothes in the USA" and mark the true statements.
SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES IN THE USA
Most Americans shop for clothes at the shopping mall (or mall for short). A mall is a very large indoor shopping area. It consists of large department stores and small specialty stores. There are children's, women's, men's and teenagers' shoe stores, clothing stores for every style and taste and many others. It is usually possible to find anything at the mall! No wonder, they are so popular with everybody.
The most popular time to shop for clothes is, of course, on the weekends. At this time sales often take place and it's not too hard to find smart clothes at a lower price. Let's say your jacket cost $65 on week days, but on sale it may be only $30. A real bargain! Parents take their children with them if they need to buy new clothes for them. Many of them like shopping tours because sometimes much more is bought for them that has been planned before.
1. A mall is a large area out in the open air.
2. A mall includes many big and small stores.
3. It's very convenient to shop at the mall.
4. The best time for shopping is any week day.
5. Sales are popular with Americans because of lower prices.
6. Children dislike shopping tours as they are boring and tiring.
1 - false, 2 - true, 3 - true, 4 - true, 5 - true, 6 - false.
VI. Time to Write
Design a web photo page "Smart and Comfortable". Come up with your ideas about children's clothes.
І try to find my style in clothing. I like to be dressed in Ukrainian style. In cold weather I wear an anorak, a warm scarf, a woolen cap and a pair of mittens. It's better to be safe than sorry. I agree with the national clothing traditions and use some elements in my clothes which I wear to the concert or to the party. Besides I know something from my own experience. In cold weather I wear an anorak, a warm scarf, a woolen cap and a pair of mittens. But we enjoy mild weather. We wear baseball caps and jeans. They go weir with our jackets in sports style. In summer I and my friends prefer T-shirts and shorts. I try to be all the rage and look smart.
I think children look good in any clothes and in any situation. But if you want to be more sure in yourself you should remember this.
Firstly, to put on the clothes you feel comfortable in. Secondly, don't follow the crowd. Thirdly, choose something informal and smart.