Clothes and Appearance Easily Confused Words Pairwork

Student A 

Read out the words in bold type to your partner and decide if they have the same or different meaning as your partner’s word(s). Read out the full sentences to check.

  1. I think a tracksuit should only be worn for sport, not as everyday clothes outside the house. Jeans and a T-shirt are okay, though.
  2. I have hundreds of plastic bags at home I don’t need, but every time I go to the supermarket I forget to take a bag with me and so end up with even more.
  3. My grandfather used to ask me where his hat, gloves and muffler were every time I visited him, even in the summer, and I never knew what to say.
  4. I would never give a job to someone who doesn’t wear a watch.
  5. I don’t think it’s worth paying extra for a luxurious hotel room when you only sleep there and spend most of the day out sightseeing.
  6. If I buy something with stripes I make sure they are vertical stripes, because I think they make me look slim.

Do you think any of the sentences above are true for your partner? Read out the sentence to them and check if it is true.

Discuss the words and expressions below with a partner- do they have the same or different meanings?

Rough clothes/ casual clothes                   Your hip/ your waist/ your buttocks

A gown/ a dressing gown/ a bathrobe      A jumper/ a jacket

Contacts/ contact lenses                            A night gown/ a night dress

A sweater/ a pullover/ a jumper/ a jersey  Pants/ underpants

Pants/ slacks/ trousers                               A vinyl bag/ a plastic bag

A short cut/ a short hair cut                         Glamour/ grammar

Your bottom/ your bottom half                    A fastener/ a zip/ a zipper

Pants/ panties/ knickers                             Fur/ far

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Clothes and Appearance Easily Confused Words Pairwork

Student B

Read out the words in bold type to your partner and decide if they have the same or different meaning as your partner’s word(s). Read out the full sentences to check.

  1. Because my trainers got dirty from jogging in the park, I had to buy a new pair to use on the gym running machine I often put on my trainers and go for a jog around the park.
  2. I think the government should put a tax on carrier bags and other packaging to stop shops using so much.
  3. Because my birthday is just when the weather gets cold, at least one person buys me a scarf every year.
  4. Having a clock on the wall you can check the time with during work makes the day seem to go slower.
  5. I think Julia Roberts is the most gorgeous actress on the screen.
  6. I think my father should wear a suit and tie when we go out to a restaurant in the evening, it makes him look really smart.

Do you think any of the sentences above are true for your partner? Read out the sentence to them and check if it is true.

Discuss the words and expressions below with a partner- do they have the same or different meanings?

Rough clothes/ casual clothes                   Your hip/ your waist/ your buttocks

A gown/ a dressing gown/ a bathrobe      A jumper/ a jacket

Contacts/ contact lenses                            A night gown/ a night dress

A sweater/ a pullover/ a jumper/ a jersey  Pants/ underpants

Pants/ slacks/ trousers                               A vinyl bag/ a plastic bag

A short cut/ a short hair cut                         Glamour/ grammar

Your bottom/ your bottom half                    A fastener/ a zip/ a zipper

Pants/ panties/ knickers                             Fur/ far

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