1) Read the text and look at the photos which show fashion in different periods of time. Do the photos illustrate each period correctly?
In the 1950s young women and teenage girls enjoyed wearing puffy skirts. Tight trousers or jeans with oversized jumpers were in fashion for both teenage girl? and boys. Before the 1960s young women and teenage girls used to wear stockings. In the period from 19G0 to 1907 the miniskirt and tights appeared and both young women and teenage girls got used to wearing tights instead of stockings.] To keep up to date with fashion they also wore baby doll dresses with high boots I Black polo-neck sweaters became popular thanks to the Beatles. Jeans were also very popular and denim was used even for shirts, jackets and hats. Fashion was becoming more and more universal for girls and boys.
In the period from the late 1960s to the 1970s individuality was above all. The ethnic style came into fashion together with hippies. Clothes were often customised with embroidery. In 1969 the maxi was introduced. As to footwear young men and women wore platform shoes. In the early 1970s “flares” and “bags” came into fashion. From 1975 narrow and straight trousers became trendy again. Women started wearing trouser suits. During the mid-1970s the punk style appeared but soon in the late 1970s sportswear came into fashion. In the 1980s broad shouldered shirts and jackets became trendy. Tracksuits, leggings and trainers became universal uniform that men and women of all ages wore. In the 1990s young people enjoyed wearing clothes in different styles — from miniskirts, flares and platforms to the punk, hippie and ethnic styles and some others. Club wear, street wear and sportswear are the three main tendencies in young fashions in Britain today. What will “the latest craze” be tomorrow?
They used denim for shirts. ... использовали ...
Denim was used for shirts. ... использовалась ...
They used to wear denim shirts. ... носили (имели обыкновение носить) ...
They got used to wearing denim shirts. ... привыкли ...
puffy - пышный
tight - облегающий
tights - колготы
to keep up to date with fashion - следовать моде
a pinafore - сарафан
a polo-neck sweater — водолазка
denim - джинсовая ткань
to customise - вносить изменения по своему усмотрению, украшать
embroidery - вышивка
as to - относительно, что касается
flares - расклешенные брюки
bags — брюки, широкие по всей длине
trendy - модный
the latest craze - последний «писк» моды
Words to guess
to come into fashion - ?
to go out of fashion — ?
oversized a - ?
footwear n — ?
club wear n — ?
street wear n — ?
a trouser suit n - ?
platform n - ?; - shoes – ?
leggings n - ?
a tendency n - ?
2) What clothes did young people wear in Britain in different periods of time? What were the clothes like? Copy the word web and fill it in.
3) Name the pieces of clothing and footwear in the photos.
4) Read through the text again and answer the following questions.
What was in fashion for girls in the 1950s?
What pieces of clothing came into fashion for girls in the 1960s?
What pieces of clothing were trendy for young men in the 1960s?
What did people do with their clothes to look trendy in the late 1960s and ir. the mid-1970s?
In what period did people follow the hippie style?
What kind of footwear did people use to wear in the early 1970s?
What did people wear to keep up to date with fashion in the 1970s?
In what period of time was sportswear in fashion?
When did shoulder-padded jackets go out (of fashion)?
Are leggings in or out of fashion today?