New Clothing

1. Pre-Listening Exercises
Tell People About This Listening Activity

What are the most popular clothing gifts for both men and women? Think of four ideas.

  • I'd like to buy this shirt in a larger size.
  • This color and style don't really suit me.
  • These pants don't fit me very well.

2. Listening Exercises [ Top ]
Listen by pressing the "Play Audio" button and select the correct answer for each sentence. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

1. The man wants to buy a birthday present for his ______.
A. girlfriend
B. mother
C. sister

2. What does the man want to buy?
A. a shirt
B. a skirt
C. a sweater

3. What color item does the man want to buy?
A. green
B. blue
C. red

4. In the end, the man buys a _______ one.
A. green
B. blue
C. red

5. How much did it cost?
A. $16
B. $26
C. $34

3. Post-Listening Exercises


1. girlfriend
2. a sweater
3. blue
4. red
5. $16

Man: Excuse me. Uh, I want to get my girlfriend a sweater for her birthday, but I can't find the right one.

Sales Associate: Well, um, what about these over here?

Man: Uh, this one is okay. I like the style, but do you the same thing in a blue, a blue color?

Sales Associate: Um, well, Hmm. I don't . . . I don't see a blue one, but about this green one?

Man: Uh, do you have the same thing in a dark green? And what size is this one anyway?

Sales Associate: It's a large.

Man: Oh, my girlfriend wears a small. That won't work.

Sales Associate: Well, what about this red one?

Man: Ummm, it's okay. How much is it? I don't see a price tag.

Sales Associate: Well, let's see. It usually sells for $34, but it's on sale for $16.

Man: Hmm. Okay, I'll take it. Thanks. 

What kinds of clothing do you wear in these situations? Then, explain your reasons.

  • at school
  • at work
  • on a date
  • to a job interview
  • an evening out with friends
  • at home on the weekend
  • to a wedding
  • to a funeral
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