Theme: Restrictions and rules regarding dress.
Lexical area: Clothes and describing people

This lesson is about dress codes and rules about how young people are allowed to dress in the UK, both in school and in the community. Note – young people with their hood up are known as ‘hoodies’. Several shopping centres in the UK controversially banned people from wearing hoods and baseball caps claiming that groups of young people with hoods up can appear threatening to customers.

Task 1 uses pictures to pre-teach vocabulary needed in following tasks. Task 2 is a true and false to inform students of some British dress codes. Task 3 is a reading based on a website message board discussing the ban of hoodies in British shopping centres. Task 4 asks students to think about how they would dress for different events and Task 5 is a role play. Task 6 offers some statements on dress and image for students to discuss in small groups

Dress codes and restrictions on dress.

• To review vocabulary to describe clothing
• To practise reading skills
• To develop discussion skills

Age group: 12 - adult

Level: B1 - B2

Time: 60 minutes

Materials: Dress code student worksheet and discussion cards

By: Jo Budden


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