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Going to a Party

Bill and Marie are trying to decide what to wear to an end-of-year party at school…

Bill: Marie, guess what! Our class is planning the end-of-year party!

Marie: Cool! I love getting dressed up! Is there a theme?

Bill: Yes, the theme is retro, so anything our parents would have worn when they were our age. You should look at some old photos…

Marie: That’s a great idea! Do we have to dress formally or casually?

Bill: Well, my dad never dressed formally when he was my age. He was always wearing flare jeans, t-shirts, and leather jackets.

Marie: From what I remember from the photos, my mum wore long T-shirts with wide belts and leggings, lots of necklaces, bracelets, and long earrings.

Bill: Let’s have a look online to see what teens were wearing in the eighties. We might find some inspiration there too.

Marie: My aunt is the person to ask! She studied fashion at university, so she’ll know all about clothing in the eighties.

Bill: Great! Let’s see what we can find out… There’s a prize for the best outfit, so it’ll be worth the effort!

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Going to a Party


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