Crossword Practice

Practice c1 clothes crossword

Clothes & Appearance Crossword


  1. Please make sure you have studied the practice resources for this topic – crosswords are a way of testing your memory, and some of the definitions are not precise.
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  5. Click on the first space of a word to select it. Click again to change direction where horizontal and vertical words intersect.
  6. If you use an incorrect letter, it will appear in red.
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practice c1 clothes listening

A Poem to Style



When you buy clothes, which is more important to you, the price, how they look, or how they feel when you try them on?

When you’re out and about, do you prefer to be admired for your style of dress, or go unnoticed?

Do you enjoy dressing up for a special occasion or event?

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Listening 1

General Comprehension

1. Listen to 3 short extracts, and decide for each if they are from A) a radio programme, B) a poem or C) the beginning of a novel.

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  1. C) the beginning of a novel
  2. A) a radio programme
  3. B) a poem

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Listening 2

Listening for Detail

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Flashcards Practice

Flashcards clothes 1

Clothes & Appearance: Sets of Clothes

Study Tips

1. Listen to each word as your read the written form.
2. Say the word and listen again to compare your pronunciation.
3. Flip the card and read the definition.
4. Say the word to complete the example sentence. (Flip the card back to check if necessary.)
5. Listen to the example sentence, and say it yourself.


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NOUN: set o clothes, typical of a person, culture, time, or thing

“My Cleopatra _____ will go perfectly with the ‘Romans’ theme of the party.”



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NOUN: combination of designs giving a unified appearance

It’s a really simple but eye-catching _____; red clothing with yellow boots, lipstick and glasses.”



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NOUN: set of clothes for an event or activity

“He didn’t have time to change, so he joined us at the opera in his frogman _____.”



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NOUN: collection of all the clothes that someone owns

“I don’t think my _____ really reflects who I am any more.”


practice c1 clothes

Clothes & Appearance



C1 Advanced Wordlists

Clothes & Appearance

  Key:     Listen    ⓘ Pop-up definition

 elegance ⓘ look ⓘ race ⓘ
 racially ⓘ resemble ⓘ stocking ⓘ
 veil ⓘ vest ⓘ wardrobe ⓘ