The Reading / Listening - Level 4

History was made at the New York Fashion Week when there was a collection in which every model wore a hijab. The hijab is the veil worn by Muslim women that covers the head. It has been in the news a lot recently. Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan wanted to show how stylish the hijab is. The 30-year-old wowed the crowd with her designs and received a standing ovation. She is the first Indonesian to show at a big global fashion event.



More fashion stores are using Islamic designs. H&M released an advert with a Muslim model in a hijab. Dolce and Gabbana made hijabs for richer Muslim customers. Not everyone is happy with the new hijab fashion. Some say it is un-Islamic. A professor of Islamic Studies said: "The essence of Muslim dress is to wear something decent, to be modest. For women, they have to make sure what they're wearing doesn't attract the attention of men."

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Sources
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  • www.bbc.com
  • /news/world-asia-37381770 http://
  • www.independent.co.uk
  • /life-style/fashion/new-york-fashion-week-hijab-collection-muslim-designer-anniesa-hasibuan-djakarta-a7310796.html http://
  • www.nydailynews.com
  • /life-style/fashion/muslim-designer-wraps-new-york-fashion-week-all-hijab-runway-article-1.2794712


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a collection in which every model
  2. The hijab is the veil worn
  3. covers
  4. It has been in the news
  5. show how stylish
  6. wowed the crowd
  7. received a standing
  8. a big global
  1. the head
  2. with her designs
  3. wore a hijab
  4. fashion event
  5. by Muslim women
  6. ovation
  7. a lot recently
  8. the hijab is

Paragraph 2

  1. More fashion stores are
  2. an advert with a Muslim
  3. made hijabs for richer
  4. Not everyone is happy with
  5. Some say it
  6. A professor of
  7. The essence of Muslim dress is
  8. attract the
  1. the new hijab fashion
  2. is un-Islamic
  3. model in a hijab
  4. to wear something decent
  5. attention of men
  6. using Islamic designs
  7. Muslim customers
  8. Islamic Studies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

History (1) ___________________ New York Fashion Week when there was a collection (2) ___________________ model wore a hijab. The hijab is the veil worn by Muslim women that (3) ___________________. It has been in the news (4) ___________________. Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan wanted to show how stylish the hijab is. The 30-year-old wowed the crowd with her designs and received (5) ___________________. She is the first Indonesian to show at a big (6) ___________________.

More fashion (7) ___________________ Islamic designs. H&M released an (8) ___________________ Muslim model in a hijab. Dolce and Gabbana made (9) ___________________ Muslim customers. Not everyone is happy with the new hijab fashion. Some (10) ___________________. A professor of Islamic Studies said: "The essence of Muslim dress is to wear something decent, (11) ___________________. For women, they have to make sure what they're wearing doesn't attract (12) ___________________ men."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

HistorywasmadeattheNewYorkFashionWeekwhentherewasacollecti
oninwhicheverymodelworeahijab.ThehijabistheveilwornbyMuslimw
omenthatcoversthehead.Ithasbeeninthenewsalotrecently.Muslimd
esignerAnniesaHasibuanwantedtoshowhowstylishthehijabis.The30
-year-oldwowedthecrowdwithherdesignsandreceivedastanding
ovation.SheisthefirstIndonesiantoshowatabigglobalfashionevent.M
orefashionstoresareusingIslamicdesigns.H&Mreleasedanadvertwit
haMuslimmodelinahijab.DolceandGabbanamadehijabsforricherMus
limcustomers.Noteveryoneishappywiththenewhijabfashion.Somes
ayitisun-Islamic.AprofessorofIslamicStudiessaid:"TheessenceofMu
slimdressistowearsomethingdecent,tobemodest.Forwomen,theyha
vetomakesurewhatthey'rewearingdoesn'tattracttheattentionofmen
."

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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