Clothes by Season
Todd: So Meg, we are talking about clothes, and you always look nice at work. You have a very nice fashion sense.
Meg: Oh, thank you.
Todd: So you must go shopping a lot.
Meg: I do go shopping sometimes. It's fun to go shopping and buy new clothes especially when it's a new season.
Todd: Like what do you like to wear per season? For example, what do you like to wear in winter?
Meg: In the winter, it's pretty cold. So I like to wear sweaters. Sometimes, a t-shirt with a sweater over it to stay warm. Lots of long-sleeve shirts. I like to wear long-sleeve shirts. And I still wear skirts in the winter. So sometimes, I wear tights underneath the skirts to stay warm.
Todd: What about dresses? Do you like to wear dresses?
Meg: I do like to wear dresses. In the winter, it's a good time actually to wear sweater-dresses. They're warm and a dress, so it's nice for work.
Meg: Have you seen a sweater-dress before?
Todd: I have no idea what a sweater-dress is. What is a sweater-dress?
Meg: It's a dress but made of sweater material.
Meg: So sweater-cloth made into a dress. So it's very warm.
Todd: Okay. I was picturing a sweater with a skirt attached to it.
Meg: [Laughs] You might find that but I think a sweater-dress is a little different.
Todd: Okay. What about… What about in the summer?
Meg: In the summer, I love to wear flip-flops. It's my favorite thing to wear. So I often wear flip-flops with jeans or shorts, skirts again. I don't wear tights in the summer because it's too hot.
Todd: Right. Do you wear flip-flops to work?
Meg: I can't wear flip-flops to work. So when I go to work, I often wear high heels or flats, some dress shoes.
Todd: Okay. So do you like to wear shorts or skirts. Which do you prefer?
Meg: I prefer shorts because it's more comfortable and easy to move around. But I also can't wear shorts to work. So I have many summer skirts for work.
Todd: Okay. Now, let's talk about shoes. So women often have many types of shoes, high heels, boots, flats, like you just said, sneakers. So what kind of shoes besides flip-flops do you like to wear?
Meg: I do have many pairs of shoes and so I like to wear flats and sandals especially in the summer. In the winter, I like to wear boots and rain shoes when it rains or rain boots. When I'm exercising, I like to wear sneakers or tennis shoes because it's good for your feet.
Todd: Oh right. Now you travel a lot, we both travel a lot. What shoes do you usually take when you travel?
Meg: When I travel, I usually take flats because they're easy to remove at the airport and they're light and convenient for traveling.
Todd: Oh, right.
Meg: What shoes do you usually use?
Todd: Just my sneakers. So my sneakers I wear everywhere. Now, women sometimes have accessories, you know, like earrings, necklaces, scarves, things like that. What do you like to wear?
Meg: I like to wear necklaces especially long necklaces. I don't like necklaces that are too short. It feels uncomfortable. I don't like to wear bracelets or a watch because I don't like anything on my wrist, but I do love to wear rings. I usually wear one ring each hand, just for fashion, not for anything special.
Todd: Oh that's nice. Cool. Well anyway, thanks, Meg.
Meg: Thank you.
You have a very nice fashion sense.
A fashion sense refers to a person's fashion style. Notice the following:
- She has good fashion sense.
- Some people lack fashion sense.
I wear tights underneath the skirts to stay warm.
When something is underneath something, it is covered by something else. Notice the following:
- What is underneath the blanket?
- My shoes are underneath the table.
I was picturing a sweater.
Here, picturing means seeing something in your mind. Notice the following:
- In winter I often picture summer days.
- All day at work, I was picturing myself sitting at the beach!
Women sometimes have accessories.
Accessories are items like necklaces, rings and bracelets. Notice the following:
- She wears a lot of accessories.
- I don't like wearing accessories.
I like to wear necklaces.
A necklace is a piece of jewelry you wear around your neck. Notice the following:
- I have two gold necklaces.
- That is a lovely necklace. Is it gold?
I don't like anything on my wrist.
Your wrist is the small area connecting the arm to the hand. Notice the following:
- She fell and broke her wrist.
- A bracelet goes on the wrist.