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
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
You can print the pdf version here:
Then, tell the students to complete the worksheet in the following way:
Clothes vocabulary – Class activity
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
The game works on desktops and mobile phones. Thus your students can practise the vocabulary wherever they are.
In my opinion, vocabulary is the most important part of language learning. If you know some words and no grammar, you can communicate. However, if you know a lot of grammar and no words, communication is impossible.
[showmyads] In this post I would like to give you a chance to enrich your students vocabulary with words for describing items of clothing. There is an infographic, a film and an online quiz to help you teach over 30 words connected with clothing. I hope you find this post useful.
Clothes vocabulary – film
Clothes vocabulary – infographic
Clothes vocabulary – online quiz
In the second part of the quiz, you have to write the words you see in the picture. If you pass any of these parts, you will be rewarded with a game.
Clothes vocabulary – Links
Clothes vocabulary is useful and quite easy to learn. Here you will find a video introducing the correct pronunciation (American English) of the words. Watch the video and repeat. In the second part of the video you should say the words yourself.
Then there is a mind map introducing the new words. You can add more to the mind map if you want to. Further you can find here several games to practise the clothes vocabulary.
Watch the video and repeat the words. Then say the words for the clothes you see.
Clothes vocabulary mind map
Here is a mind map of the clothes vocabulary. You can (and you should) print this mind map out and add more words you want to learn.
Clothes vocabulary games
Once you went through all the words and you think you know them, it is time to practise them in the following games. First one is fill in the blank. Your task is to write the word you see in the picture. You will get 10 words to practise.
The second game is a matching activity. Your task is to click on the word that you see in the picture.
The last activity to practise clothes vocabulary is a crossword. Click into the crossword and you will see the clue. Write the words.
The last game is called Click the word. Read the sentence above the pictures and then click on the correct picture and on the button submit.
I hope that by now you know all the new words pretty well.
Other games to learn English
The Kiss is a classical story by the American author Kate Chopin. You can read and listen to the simplified story and then try several comprehension games at http://www.aj3000.org/TheKisspage/the_kiss_story.html .