B1 Dialog #73 Talking about clothes

Today we are going to talk about clothes. As always you can read the text in the PDF which you can find in the description. Follow our podcasts on iTunes and Yandex Music. For more new dialogs subscribe to our channel.

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Talking about clothes in English

(1) Why do we need clothes?

It’s unacceptable to be naked in most places. So people need clothes to look appropriate. Also we need clothes to warm and protect our body. 

(2) Why do people spend lots of money on clothes?

Nowadays clothes are a part of fashion. People like wearing well known and modern brands of clothes, which are pretty expensive.

(3) Who decides which clothes are fashionable?

Fashion designers and houses. Based on cultural preferences they try to predict what will be fashionable and what will not.

(4) Do you think clothes are a waste of money?

No, I don’t think so. People like looking good. Especially girls!

(5) How long does it take you to decide which clothes to wear?

It depends on the occasion, but usually I decide it pretty fast.

(6) Is shopping for clothes your favourite kind of shopping?

Yes it is! It makes me feel happy when I buy some new clothes.

(7) Do you buy clothes magazines?

I used to buy them. Now magazines are not so popular because of the Internet. I can find everything there.

(8) Do you ever think other people look good in their clothes but you don’t look good in your clothes?

Yes I do. It’s not easy sometimes to combine different items of clothes which make you look nice. Some people do it really well!

(9) Were you embarrassed to wear the clothes you wore as a kid?

To be honest, I don’t remember. But I think everyone had situations like that when they were kids.

(10) Why are you wearing the clothes you have on now?

I think they make me look good. Do I look good? ?

Anya —> Rinat

(1) What do clothes tell people about our personalities?

Clothing forms the first impression of people. Sometimes they can tell a lot about a person but it can be very dangerous to judge people based on their clothing.

(2) Do you have clothes in your closet that you’ve never worn?

Yes I do, but not many. I am not a big fan of having a lot of clothes.

(3) Do you ever buy used clothes?

I think I don’t. Last year I bought a pair of used snowboard shoes. They were good and almost new! ?

(4) Do you have a favourite clothes shop?

Yes, of course! I think everyone has a favourite shop. Now most of the shops are online, so it is very convenient. 

(5) What new clothes would you like to buy if you had lots of money?

I don’t know. Maybe a few pairs of sports shoes!

(6) Are men’s clothes or women’s clothes best?

It’s hard to compare them. They are so different.

(7) Do you always recycle your old clothes or give them to charity?

For the past few years I have been recycling my old clothes. I think it’s much better than throwing it away!

(8) What  clothes do you have on now?

I have a cap on. I have a red shirt with a T-shirt underneath. I have trousers and socks.

(9) What’s your favourite item of clothing?

I like wearing t-shirts and sports shoes. Usually I look pretty sporty or casual. I don’t like classic suits or shoes. 

(10) If you were an item of clothing, what would you be and why?

I have never thought about it! It’s a funny question!