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Talking about Fashion

Sunita and Christie are talking about fashion and their personal styles…

Sunita: Hi, Christie! What are you reading? Is that a fashion magazine?

Christie: Yes, it is. I don’t usually read fashion magazines, but my sister bought it, so I

decided to have a look at the latest fashion trends for summer.

Sunita: In my opinion, people should wear what they feel comfortable in and what suits

them, not what is set as a fashion trend… Do you follow fashion trends?

Christie: No, I don’t really follow fashion… I just like having a look at the photos. I’d never

be able to pull some of the clothes off though. I like mixing different styles and patterns,

depending on my mood and the occasion of course.

Sunita: I really like your style because it’s unique and it suits your personality. I’d never

think of mixing prints and putting checked trousers with a loose, flowery blouse, but it looks

great on you!

Christie: I’ve noticed that you like different prints too, and tapered or ripped jeans. And I’ve

noticed that you wear clothes with nice, feminine details – they have zips, buttons, bows or

ruffles which always catch my eye.

Sunita: Yes, you’re totally right. For me, it’s all about the details… I always look at the

finer details when I’m shopping, and I think it expresses my personality. What about

accessories? Do you think they’re important?

Christie: Accessories are great because they complete any outfit! I have lots of them…

earrings, necklaces, rings, and lots of bracelets too.

Sunita: Shoes are my weakness! I have far too many of them, but I can’t stop myself from

buying a new pair if I like them…

Christie: Although we said that we don’t follow the fashion, clearly, we actually do pay a lot

of attention to our clothes!

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Example sentence
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To store things where they are usually kept.

Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.

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To stop using something because you are no longer doing the activity or sport.

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To end a phone conversation

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To accept or continue to accept and unpleasant situation.

I can put up his room being messy but I can’t put up with him leaving a mess around the house.

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1.  To do something.

2.  To do something that others would disapprove of.

1.  What did you get up to on holiday?

2.  The children have been getting up to mischief recently.

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