Clothes and Fashion - ESL EFL Activities, Worksheets and Games
ESL EFL Reading and Speaking Activity - Beginner - 25 Minutes
Here is a fun ESL game for young learners to help them practice clothes vocabulary. In the activity, students play a game of battleships using shapes of clothes. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students draw five articles of clothing anywhere on their grid by copying the shaded clothes examples on their worksheet. Then the students are divided into pairs. The object of the game is to call out coordinates (e.g. b - 4, g - 9) to try and find the clothes on their partner's grid. If a student gets a ‘hit’, they shade the square. If the square is blank, the student says "Miss." When a student finds an article of clothing, they can ask: Is it a (shoe)? or Are they (shorts)? However, a student can only ask the question twice for each item of clothing they find. Their partner replies appropriately. The first student to find and shade in all their partner's clothes wins the game.
Clothes for All Seasons
ESL EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes
Here is a supplementary clothes worksheet for elementary students. Students begin by drawing people wearing suitable clothes for various weather conditions. Then the students write about what they are wearing.
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Clothes and Accessories
ESL EFL Matching Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes
In this entertaining board game, students match words with drawings of clothes and accessories. Each pair of students is given a board and a set of vocabulary cards. Students take it in turns to pick up a card. Then, they write the word on the vocabulary card under the correct drawing on the board. Students don't tell their partner if they see that they have written the wrong word as they are competing to get the highest score. When the pairs have gone through all the cards, the correct answers are given to the class. Students score one point for each word they placed correctly and lose one point for each word that is in the wrong place. The student with the highest score at the end of the game wins.
ESL EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes
Here is a fun class quiz to help students learn or revise vocabulary related to clothes and fashion. The class is divided into teams of four and each team is given a copy of the worksheet. The teacher reads out a set of clothing questions to the class. The students discuss the answer to each question in their teams and write their answer down on the worksheet. When all the questions have been answered, the teams swap worksheets for marking. Teams win one point for each correct answer. The team with the most points at the end of the quiz wins. As an alternative, you could make each question worth two points by adding an extra point for spelling.
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It's a Question of Style
ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes
Here is a superb teaching activity for elementary students. In the activity, students ask and answer questions about clothes and style. The class is split into pairs. Students interview one another and make notes of their partner's answers on a worksheet. When the students have finished, the questionnaires are taken in and redistributed. The students read the answers on the new questionnaire and guess who it belongs to. The students then check whether they guessed correctly.
Things you wear
ESL EFL Writing and Brainstorming Activity - Elementary - 15 Minutes
In this fun activity, students work in pairs and brainstorm words connected to clothing and footwear. This activity is excellent for reviewing clothes vocabulary. The students are split into pairs and given a copy of the worksheet. The students brainstorm the answers to ten questions about clothing. When time is up, the pairs swap their worksheets with another pair for marking. The pair with the most correct answers is the winner.
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ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 50 Minutes
In this pairwork activity, students take on the role of a reporter for a fashion magazine and practice talking about clothes and appearance. The class is divided into pairs and each pair is given a copy of the worksheet. The students take on the role of a reporter for a fashion magazine and prepare a short fashion article about the best and worst dressed male and female celebrities at a recent awards ceremony. The students begin by ranking the celebrities from 1 to 5 (best-dressed to worst-dressed) on their worksheet. To help them, they have to complete three columns of information about each celebrity. The first category is about the celebrity’s general appearance, e.g. smart, glamorous, etc. In the next column, they write the clothes the celebrity is wearing. In the last column, they describe the clothes the celebrity is wearing using adjectives, e.g. colourful, casual, etc. When everyone has finished, each pair joins with another pair and they compare their tables. After that, each pair writes a short fashion article about the five celebrities based on their ideas. When the students have finished writing, each pair reads their article to the class. Finally, the class gives feedback and makes a ranking list on the board from the general opinion of the class.
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ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes
In this compelling teaching activity, students learn about each other's attitudes towards clothes. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by completing multiple choice questions about clothes and shopping with phrasal verbs related to clothes, e.g. try it on, go with, etc. After completing the questions, students choose appropriate multiple choice answers for each question. Then, the students ask and answer the questions with a partner and find out each other's attitudes towards clothing. An answer key is provided.
ESL EFL Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 Minutes
This supplementary worksheet can be used to teach or review clothes vocabulary and adjectives associated with clothing and fashion. Students begin by putting clothes words into their correct category, e.g. menswear, footwear, etc. Then, students complete sentences using adjectives related to fashion. Finally, the students have to choose the odd words out and explain why the clothing words are different. An answer key is provided.
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ESL EFL Writing Activity - Intermediate - 15 Minutes
In this teaching activity, students learn about unusual articles of clothing. The class is divided into groups of three and each group is given a worksheet. On the worksheet are twenty unusual articles of clothing. Each group has five minutes to sort them into two categories: clothing worn above the belt and clothing worn below the belt. The group with the most correct answers wins.
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