Clothes vocabulary

In this post I would like to offer you several activities to teach Clothes vocabulary. Here, I will concentrate on teaching the following 15 pieces of clothes: a jacket, a dress, a coat, shorts, trainers, boots, shoes, trousers, a skirt, a shirt, a T-shirt, a hat, a cap, a tie and a jumper. This selection is based upon the textbook Project 1 (third edition).

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To help you with your teaching, there is a song, a different kind of infographic, a pair crossword and an online Vocabulary Trainer. I hope these materials will make your lessons more interesting and effective.

Clothes vocabulary – Song

There are several activities you can do with the following song.

I always play the song and I ask my students to write down all the pieces of clothes they hear. Then I display the song and tell the students to check their answers.

Then I play the song and the students try to sing along.

Of course, you can take the lyrics and prepare a gap fill exercise if you want to.

Clothes vocabulary – infographic

This infographic is different. It is more like a worksheet. Hand it out and first drill the pronunciation of the words:

Clothes vocabulary tables pic

You can print the pdf version here:

Clothes vocabulary worksheet

Then, tell the students to complete the worksheet in the following way:

vocabular info explanation

Clothes vocabulary – Class activity

The following activity is called Pair Crossword. Seat the students in pairs and give each student one half of the following worksheet.
Pair crossword worksheet


Students do not show their crossword to their partner and they solve it. Then they work in pairs and their task is to solve the other half of the crossword. They do it in this way:

Student A: “One down. People wear it on their body/head/legs/feet.”
Student B: “Is it a cap?”
Student A: “No.” etc.

Students take turn and they communicate to complete their half of the crossword.

Clothes Vocabulary – online Vocabulary Trainer

To remember new vocabulary, you need to practise it. That is why I created the following programme. It displays a picture and students have to type what they see. If they do not know a word, the computer repeats the word after a while. Each word can get repeated three times.
The game works on desktops and mobile phones. Thus your students can practise the vocabulary wherever they are.

Vocabulary Trainer – full screen
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