Clothes and Fashion ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets

Clothes Battleships

ESL Clothes Vocabulary Game - Battleships - Pair Work - Beginner (A1) - 25 minutes

In this enjoyable clothes game, students play battleships to practice clothes-related vocabulary. First, students draw six clothes shapes (T-shirt, cap, shoe, trousers, shorts, hat) in their grid on the worksheet. In pairs, students then play a game of battleships to find where their partner has drawn the clothes on their grid by taking it in turns to call out coordinates. If their partner says 'hit', the student shades the square in the bottom grid. If their partner says 'miss', the student marks the square with a cross. The first student to find all six articles of clothing wins the game.
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Clothes and Accessories Game

ESL Clothes Vocabulary Game - Vocabulary: Matching - Pair Work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 20 minutes

In this fun clothes vocabulary game, students match words to pictures of clothes and accessories. In pairs, students take it in turns to pick up a clothes vocabulary card and write the word on the card under the corresponding picture on the worksheet. When the students have completed the worksheet, check the answers with the class. Students score one point for each word they placed correctly and lose one point for each word that is under the wrong picture. The student with the highest score at the end of the game wins.
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Clothes Bingo

ESL Clothes Vocabulary Bingo - Vocabulary Game: Matching - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

In this free clothes vocabulary game, students play bingo by listening to clothes words and matching them to pictures. Call out items of clothing in a random order. If students have a matching picture on their bingo card, they cross it out. When a student has crossed out all nine items of clothing, they shout 'Bingo' and say the clothes on their card. If the clothes are correct, the student wins the round. If not, the game continues. Play several rounds with students receiving a different bingo card each time.
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Clothes for All Seasons

ESL Seasonal Clothes Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Drawing, Sentence Completion - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

In this useful seasonal clothing worksheet, students draw and write about what clothes people wear in different weather conditions. Students begin by drawing pictures of people wearing suitable clothes for each weather condition on the worksheet. Students then complete a text for each picture, explaining what people usually wear. Afterwards, students read their texts to the class.
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Clothes and Accessories Crossword

ESL Clothes Crossword - Vocabulary, Writing and Speaking Activity: Crossword, Writing and Giving Clues, Guessing - Group and Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this productive describing clothes activity, students do a crossword where they describe and guess vocabulary for clothes and accessories. In two groups, students invent and write down clues for the clothes and accessories written on their crossword. When the students have finished, they pair up with someone from the other group and take turns asking their partner for a clue to one of their missing words. Their partner reads out the clue for that clothes or accessories word, and the other student tries to guess what it is. If the student guesses the word successfully, they write it on their crossword. If not, their partner continues to give more clues until the student guesses the word. Finally, students check their spelling by comparing crosswords.
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Clothes Vocabulary

ESL Clothes Vocabulary Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Unscrambling, Matching, Answering Questions, Crossword - Speaking Activity: Describing, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 20 minutes

This comprehensive clothes vocabulary worksheet helps students learn and practice a variety of common clothes words. Students begin by unscrambling 20 clothes words. Students then match the clothes words to pictures. Next, students answer questions using the clothes vocabulary. After that, students complete a crossword using the clothes words from the worksheet. Lastly, students write down the names of four classmates and describe what each classmate is wearing to a partner without saying their name. Their partner then tries to guess who each person is from the clothes descriptions.
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Quick-Fire Fashion

ESL Clothes and Accessories Board Game - Vocabulary: Gap-fill, Providing Vocabulary - Group Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

This entertaining clothes and accessories board game helps students practice vocabulary related to clothes, fashion and accessories. In groups, players take turns rolling the dice and moving their counter along the board. If a player lands on a 'Name two' square, they have ten seconds to name two items for the clothes-related category to remain on the square. If they are unsuccessful, they move their counter back two squares. If a player lands on a blank square, another student picks up a card and reads out the sentence using the word 'blank' for the missing clothes-related word, e.g. 'I am wearing a BLANK on my head.' The player then has ten seconds to choose a clothes-related word from the word bank on the game board and say it aloud to complete the sentence, e.g. hat. If the player gives the correct answer, they stay on the square. If not, they move back two spaces. The first player to reach the finish wins the game.
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Things You Wear

ESL Clothes Game - Vocabulary: Brainstorming - Group Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 20 minutes

In this engaging clothes vocabulary game, students brainstorm clothes-related vocabulary belonging to different categories. In groups, students have ten minutes to brainstorm and write down clothes vocabulary belonging to the categories shown on the worksheet. When the time limit has been reached, elicit the answers from the students. Groups score one point for each correct answer. The group with the most points wins the game.
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Can I try these on?

ESL Clothes Shopping Activity - Reading, Vocabulary and Speaking: Ordering, Writing and Role-Playing a Dialogue - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this handy clothes shop activity and role-play, students practice language related to clothes and shopping by putting sentences from a clothes shop conversation in order and then using the language to make a new conversation. Each student has half of a clothes shop conversation, but the sentences are in the wrong order. The students' task is to put the conversation in order by reading the sentences to their partner and numbering them from 1 to 26. Student A is the shop assistant and starts the conversation by looking at their sentences and reading the most suitable one to start the conversation, putting number 1 next to the sentence. Student B, the customer, listens and looks for a suitable reply and then reads that reply to Student A, putting number 2 next to the sentence. This process continues until the conversation has been put in order. Afterwards, pairs write a clothes shop dialogue, similar to the one on the worksheet with one student being the shop assistant and the other the customer. Finally, pairs present their conversations to the class.
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Clothes and Fashion Questionnaire

ESL Clothes and Fashion Activity - Speaking: Asking and Answering Questions, Controlled and Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this free clothes and fashion speaking activity, students ask and answer questions about clothes and fashion. In pairs, students interview each other about clothes and fashion and write down their partner's answers in sentence form on the worksheet using the third-person singular. When the students have finished, take back the questionnaires and redistribute them. Students read the answers on the questionnaire they have been given, guess who it belongs to, and check whether they guessed correctly. Afterwards, students give feedback to the class and discuss the answers to the questions.
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Clothing Attitudes

ESL Clothes Conversation Questions Activity - Reading and Vocabulary Exercises: Gap-fill, Matching - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this rewarding clothes conversation questions activity, students complete and discuss multiple-choice questions based on clothes and shopping to learn about each other's attitudes towards clothing. To start, students complete multiple-choice questions about clothes and shopping with phrasal verbs from a box on the worksheet. Next, students choose the correct answer for each multiple-choice question and write it in the space provided. In pairs, students then ask and answer the questions from the worksheet with their partner to find out each other's attitudes towards clothes. Afterwards, there is a class feedback session to find out if the students have the same attitudes towards clothes or not.
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Clothing Patterns and Materials

ESL Clothes Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Word Search, Matching, Unscrambling, Categorising, Listing, Gap-Fill, Drawing - Speaking Activity: Describing - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this insightful clothes worksheet, students learn and practice eight clothing patterns and materials. To begin, students find eight words to describe clothes patterns and materials in a word search. Next, students match the eight clothing words from the word search to pictures. Students then practice the vocabulary again by unscrambling words. After that, students categorize the eight clothing words into materials or patterns. Students then move on to use their own ideas to write two items of clothing made from each material. In the next exercise, students complete each sentence with a clothing pattern. Students then complete phrases with the clothing vocabulary from the worksheet and draw the corresponding items of clothing. In the last exercise, students describe each item of clothing to a classmate, e.g. 'They are leather boots. It's a striped shirt, etc...'
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Celebrity Fashion

ESL Fashion Activity - Vocabulary and Writing Activity: Discussion, Ranking, Chart Completion, Writing a Short Article - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 50 minutes

In this intriguing clothes and fashion activity, students take on the role of fashion magazine reporters and describe the clothes and appearance of five celebrities. In pairs, students look at pictures of celebrities on the worksheet and discuss their appearance and clothing. Students then rank the celebrities from 1 to 5 (best-dressed to worst-dressed) and complete a chart, describing their appearance and clothing. In the appearance column of the chart, students write adjectives to describe the celebrities' general appearance, e.g. smart, glamorous, etc. In the clothes column, students write what each celebrity is wearing. In the last column, students write adjectives to describe the celebrities' clothes, e.g. colourful, casual, etc. After that, students take on the role of fashion magazine reporters and use the information in the chart to write a short article about the best and worst dressed male and female celebrities at a recent awards ceremony. Finally, each pair reads their article to the class.
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Clothes Quiz

ESL Clothes and Fashion Game - Vocabulary: Answering Quiz Questions - Group Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

Here is a creative clothes and fashion quiz game to help students revise vocabulary related to clothing and fashion. Read the first clothes or fashion quiz question to the class. In teams, students discuss the answer to the question and then write it on the worksheet. Then, read out the next question and so on. When all the questions have been answered, the teams swap worksheets for marking. Teams score one point for each correct answer. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
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Clothes Vocabulary Test

ESL Clothes Vocabulary Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Catergorising, Gap-fill, Identifying - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 20 minutes

This detailed clothes vocabulary worksheets can be used to review clothes vocabulary and adjectives related to clothing, fashion and appearance. Students begin by putting clothes words into their correct category, e.g. women's clothing, footwear, etc. Next, students complete sentences with adjectives related to fashion and appearance. Lastly, students look at sets of four clothes-related words and circle the odd one out. Students then write what the other words all have in common.
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Unusual Clothing

ESL Unusual Clothes Game - Vocabulary: Categorising - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 20 minutes

In this memorable unusual clothes game, students categorize unusual clothes-related words into items worn or found above or below the waist. Working with a partner, students have ten minutes to categorize the words on the worksheet into items found or worn above or below the waist. When the time limit has been reached, elicit the answers from the students and review the meaning of each word. Pairs score one point for each correct answer. The pair with the most points wins.
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