B1 · B2 · vocabulary activity

Intermediate Shopping and money crossword

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Nothing like a nice and juicy crossword to get our neurons working on Monday. Try this crossword made on Crossword lab. By the way, why is it that whenever I look for a picture related to shopping, there are so many photos of women shopping? I hate shopping and I honestly don’t think that this is an activity that exclusively belongs to females. 😦

B1 · B2 · Grammar activity

Phrasal verbs and prepositional phrases for shopping and fashion

Is it pay by or pay with? Wrap up or wrap about? Uf! We all know that English prepositions drive us crazy and I don’t mean “the good type of craziness”. Here’s a short quiz to get you help you out with some of the most common expressions of this type.

B1 · B2 · Vocabulary

Flipping cards: verbs for clothes and accessories

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What is it, match or suit? How do you pronounce k-n-i-t-e, nait, kite or whatever? Here’s another flipping card vocabulary activity with most of these verbs for intermediate students. You’ll also be able to hear the examples as I’ve included an audio.

C1 · C2 · Multiple choice cloze

C1/C2 Multiple choice cloze Can you Be Sustainable if you’re into Fast Fashion Online?

Are you a fashion victim? Do you spend huge amounts of money on your wardrobe or are you mostly into second-hand stores? What carbon footprint do you think your clothing issues have on the environment? Here’s a multiple choice cloze for English Advanced levels that may get you into thinking twice before your next click to an online fashion retailer.

You may also want to watch a short video from the BBC on being sustainable concerning fast fashion.

Upper intermediate listening activity

Listening Upper intermediate B2: Can Money Buy Happiness?

Can money buy happiness? A question we ask ourselves again and again. Some say yes, some say no, but as a matter of fact, it does help, especially in situations where one finds himself/herself unable to cover basic needs. Money does contribute to make people happier, or at least more comfortably situated in life, but not everything can be purchased, or can it? Feeling moved by a scenery, a particular song or a kind gesture from a stranger, cannot be provided by paper notes or a piece of plastic slotted through an electronic device. Whatever happiness is, or however we think we can reach it is undoubtedly something quite personal and depends heavily on how each one of us sets our priorities. Meaning by this, that it’s up to you, or maybe not. I’ll leave that one for you to ponder upon.

Here’s a listening activity from Youtube channel After Skool to get you thinking about this particular issue.

B2 · Listening · Upper intermediate listening activity

Listening Upper Intermediate B2: Shopping around in London

Yes, almost time for the sales to begin and although in Britain, the sales start as soon as Christmas is over (in Britain the Three King’s Day isn’t a tradition, so this time begins right after Boxing Day). Do you plan to visit London? Have you ever been there on a shopping spree? Here’s an audio activity with some tips on  the best shopping spots in London in case you plan to visit this beautiful city.