23.01.2017 |

Episode #4 of the course English vocabulary – in the morning (B2) by Kasia Sielicka, PhD


Frustrated by the bad coffee and the flooded bathroom, Susan decided to get dressed. She opened her wardrobe and faced the typical womanly problem.

“Nothing to wear, as usual,” she thought.

OK, first things first. The underwear. A spotted bra and some lovely knickers with lace and a ribbon. Sweet and girly!

Now, for the top—the round neck blouse, the V-neck blouse, or the turtleneck sweater?

And for the bottom, a flared skirt, a frilled skirt, or a pencil one? The flared skirt fits her really well, but it doesn’t go with any of the tops!

Choices, choices. Men have it so much easier!


Key words

A wardrobe is the piece of furniture in your house where you keep clothes. The American word is a closet.

A round neck blouse has a top that is round (= looks like a circle).

A V-neck blouse has a top that looks like the letter V.

A turtleneck sweater has a high top to keep your neck warm.

A flared skirt has a lot of material at the bottom; it looks like the letter A.

If clothes fit you, they are a good size—not too big, not too small.

If clothes go with other clothes, they look good together. Black goes with everything. Red does not go with blue!


Bonus words

First things first: A saying—you should do the most important things first and others later.

Knickers with lace and a ribbon. (= a long piece of cloth tied as decoration. You can see it in the picture of the knickers)


And how about accessories? Come back tomorrow morning to find out!


Recommended course on Coursera

Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening


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