TOEIC Lesson (Parts 1 & 2) Teaser

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Nonetheless, today is a video break down (and audio) of Parts 1 & 2. I’ll be focusing on some specific skills and understanding questions.  Here’s the PDF and make sure you tune into the audio, too!

Describing Clothes and Fashions

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– Use passive and impersonal structures to convey a more serious, formal style. 

– Do not use contractions. 

– Use linkers of addition, contrast, consequence, etc. to structure your arguments. 

– Use determiners and quantifiers to say how general younr findings are comments are. 

Beginning the report

– The aim/purpose of this report is to outline/describe/present the findings. 

– This report is intended to…

– This report is based on….

Ending the report

– As I/we have previously mentioned,

– I/we (would) suggest/recommend,

– My/our main recommendation/suggestion is…

– Having taken everything into consideration, 

– All things considered,

– All in all, 

– To sum up/conclude…

Describing clothes and fashions….

Match some of these words with the definitions in 1-6: 60s/70s/80-s style, adventurous, baggy, casual, check, chic, classic, flowery, glamorous, loose, old-fashioned, plain, scruffy, smart, sophisticated, stripy, tight, trendy

1. Fashionable, stylish, and attractive

2. Untidy or dirty

3. Fitting very close to your body

4. Very large, not fitting next to your body

5. Simply in design, with no particular decoration

6. With a pattern of squares

Speaking

Describe the outfits and accessories in the photos.

 1. Do you think the clothes match?

2. Do you think they fit the people wearing them?

3. In your opinion, do they suit the people wearing them?

4. Do you think they would suit you? Why/why not?

5. Are there any items of clothing or accessories in the photos that you wouldn’t be seen dead in? Which?

6. Are any of the clothes in style at the moment? Do you think they could set a trend in the future?

Writing Task – Read the writing task and follow these steps. 

1. Identify who you are writing the report for and the key information that you need to include in it. 

2. Decide how many sections you will need in your report and give each one a heading. 

3. Make notes with ideas for each section. 

4. Write your report. 

An international research company wants to know more about teenage fashion in your country. Help them by writing a report. 

– outline styles or items of clothing that are in fashion at the moment. 

– explain how important (or not) you think fashion is for teenagers. 

– recommend any improvements to the fashion industry in terms of products, models, prices, and marketing. 

Discrimination

  

Last Saturday local girl Michelle Richards had an unpleasant experience at the North Woods Multiplex Cinema. Michelle, 17, had gone to see the latest Johnny Depp film with three friends aged between 15 and 17. The film had begun at 3.45pm. When the film finished, Michelle and her friends went to the cinema lobby to wait indoors for their mother to come and pick them up. After five or six minutes, the manager of the multiplex came and asked them if they had tickets. Michelle told the manager that they had just come out of seeing a film and that they were waiting for their parents. The manager then told them that they couldn’t wait in the lobby and that they would have to leave. When Michelle asked why, the manager said that she had seen them in the lobby on many previous occasions and that she was sick and tired of the problems that they caused. The manager threatened to call the police if they didn’t leave immediately and so Michelle and her friends had to wait outside. When Michelle’s mother arrived, she was shocked to see her daughter out in the cold and dark,in an area that was unfamiliar to her. Michelle and her mother say that they are not simply going to forget the incident. They are going to make a formal complaint to the cinema so that this type of ‘teenage discrimination’ which put the girls at risk does not happen to others. The director of the North Woods Multiplex Cinema refused to comment.