The Reading / Listening - Level 6

History was made at the recent New York Fashion Week. For the very first time, there was a collection in which every model walked down the catwalk wearing a hijab. The hijab is the veil traditionally worn by Muslim women, which usually covers the head and chest. It has got a bad press recently because of it being banned in various parts of the world. However, Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan from Indonesia wanted to show just how stylish and elegant the hijab could be and wowed the fashion world with her creations. Ms Hasibuan is just 30 years old and becomes the first Indonesian to feature a collection at a prestigious global fashion event. She received a standing ovation at the end of her show in New York.



There has been an upswing in the past few years of fashion designers incorporating Islamic fashion into their designs. The international retail clothing company H&M released an advert showing a Muslim model in a hijab, while Dolce and Gabbana released a line of hijabs aimed at wealthy Muslim customers. Not everyone is happy with the hijab entering mainstream fashion. Some say the new designs are bordering on being un-Islamic. Dr Eva Nisa, 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."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

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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


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. HIJABS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about hijabs. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       history / fashion / collection / catwalk / veil / banned / stylish / elegant / prestigious
       fashion designers / international / retail / model / wealthy / mainstream / modest

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. FASHION: Students A strongly believe fashion is a waste of money and time; Students B strongly believe fashion is very important.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. CLOTHES: How could these clothes be made better or more fashionable? Discuss this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • Hijab
  • Baseball cap
  • Gloves
  • T-shirt
  • Suit
  • Sandals
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5. MODEL: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "model". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. FASHION SHOW: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important things for a fashion show at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Headline-making designs
  • Size-zero models
  • Something new
  • Famous models
  • Location
  • Top designers
  • Celebrity guests
  • Variety of cultures

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The New York Fashion show was held for the first ever time.     T / F
  2. There was a fashion collection in which all models wore a hijab.     T / F
  3. The fashion designer was a 30-year-old from Indonesia.     T / F
  4. Many people clapped and cheered at the end of the designer's show.     T / F
  5. International fashion stores have not yet tapped into Muslim designs.     T / F
  6. Dolce and Gabbana sold hijabs to poorer Muslims.     T / F
  7. A professor said the designer's hijabs were very Islamic.     T / F
  8. A hijab is traditionally worn so as not to attract the attention of men.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. traditionally
  2. bad press
  3. various
  4. stylish
  5. ovation
  6. incorporating
  7. released
  8. mainstream
  9. essence
  10. decent
  1. round of applause
  2. fashionable
  3. respectable
  4. including
  5. different
  6. normal
  7. customarily
  8. spirit
  9. issued
  10. negative comments

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. every model walked down the
  2. It has got a bad
  3. wowed
  4. feature a collection at a prestigious
  5. She received a standing
  6. There has been an upswing
  7. incorporating Islamic
  8. the hijab entering mainstream
  9. the new designs are bordering
  10. doesn't attract the
  1. in the past few years
  2. on being un-Islamic
  3. catwalk wearing a hijab
  4. ovation at the end
  5. fashion into their designs
  6. press recently
  7. attention of men
  8. global fashion event
  9. fashion
  10. the fashion world

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
catwalk
wowed
recent
ovation
various
prestigious
worn
elegant

History was made at the (1) ____________ New York Fashion Week. For the very first time, there was a collection in which every model walked down the (2) ____________ wearing a hijab. The hijab is the veil traditionally (3) ____________ by Muslim women, which usually covers the head and chest. It has got a bad press recently because of it being banned in (4) ____________ parts of the world. However, Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan from Indonesia wanted to show just how stylish and (5) ____________ the hijab could be and (6) ____________ the fashion world with her creations. Ms Hasibuan is just 30 years old and becomes the first Indonesian to feature a collection at a (7) ____________ global fashion event. She received a standing (8) ____________ at the end of her show in New York.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
essence
retail
attention
upswing
mainstream
decent
bordering
line

There has been an (9) ____________ in the past few years of fashion designers incorporating Islamic fashion into their designs. The international (10) ____________ clothing company H&M released an advert showing a Muslim model in a hijab, while Dolce and Gabbana released a (11) ____________ of hijabs aimed at wealthy Muslim customers. Not everyone is happy with the hijab entering (12) ____________ fashion. Some say the new designs are (13) ____________ on being un-Islamic. Dr Eva Nisa, a professor of Islamic Studies, said: "The (14) ____________ of Muslim dress is to wear something (15) ____________, to be modest. For women, they have to make sure what they're wearing doesn't attract the (16) ____________ of men."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  there was a collection in which every model walked down ______
     a.  the boardwalk
     b.  the walkie-talkie
     c.  the catwalk
     d.  the crosswalk

2)  It has got a bad press recently because of it being banned in various ______
     a.  pasts of the world
     b.  parts for the world
     c.  parts of a world
     d.  parts of the world

3)  show just how stylish and elegant the hijab could be and ______ world
     a.  wowed the fashion
     b.  wooed the fashion
     c.  vowed the fashion
     d.  whooped the fashion

4)  the first Indonesian to feature a collection at a prestigious ______
     a.  globally fashion event
     b.  global fashion event
     c.  global fashionable event
     d.  global fashion events

5)  She received a standing ______ end of her show
     a.  aviation at the
     b.  ovulation at the
     c.  oration at the
     d.  ovation at the

6)  fashion designers incorporating Islamic fashion ______
     a.  onto their designs
     b.  into their designs
     c.  in to their designs
     d.  on two their designs

7)  Not everyone is happy with the hijab entering ______
     a.  upstream fashion
     b.  mainstream fashion
     c.  downstream fashion
     d.  in-stream fashion

8)  Some say the new designs are bordering on ______
     a.  been un-Islamic
     b.  being un-Islamic
     c.  be in Islamic
     d.  being Islamic

9)  The essence of Muslim dress is to wear something decent, ______
     a.  to be modesty
     b.  to be modestly
     c.  to be modest
     d.  to be mod test

10)  make sure what they're wearing doesn't attract the ______
     a.  attention of men
     b.  attention for man
     c.  attention off men
     d.  attention of man

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

History (1) ___________________ recent New York Fashion Week. For the very first time, there was a collection (2) ___________________ model walked down the catwalk wearing a hijab. The hijab is the veil traditionally worn by Muslim women, (3) ___________________ the head and chest. It has got a bad press recently because of it being banned (4) ___________________ the world. However, Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan from Indonesia wanted to show just how stylish and elegant the hijab could (5) ___________________ fashion world with her creations. Ms Hasibuan is just 30 years old and becomes the first Indonesian to feature a collection at a prestigious global fashion event. She received a standing ovation (6) ___________________ show in New York.

There has (7) ___________________ the past few years of fashion designers incorporating Islamic fashion (8) ___________________. The international retail clothing company H&M released an advert showing a Muslim model in a hijab, while Dolce and Gabbana (9) ___________________ hijabs aimed at wealthy Muslim customers. Not everyone is happy with the hijab (10) ___________________ fashion. Some say the new designs are bordering on being un-Islamic. Dr Eva Nisa, a professor of Islamic Studies, said: "The (11) ___________________ dress is to wear something decent, to be modest. For women, they have to make sure what they're wearing doesn't (12) ___________________ of men."

Comprehension questions

  1. What was made at the recent New York Fashion Week?
  2. What did the hijab-wearing models walk down?
  3. What has the hijab received recently because of various bans?
  4. Where is the fashion designer from?
  5. What did the designer receive at the end of her show?
  6. What have fashion designers been including in their designs recently?
  7. Who did Dolce & Gabbana target with a line of hijabs?
  8. What do some people say the hijabs border on being?
  9. Who is Dr Eva Nisa?
  10. What is a hijab meant to stop attracting the attention of?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What was made at the recent New York Fashion Week?
a) a collection
b) a model
c) a hijab
d) history

2) What did the hijab-wearing models walk down?
a) a slide
b) a catwalk
c) a street
d) Broadway

3) What has the hijab received recently because of various bans?
a) a boost in sales
b) support
c) a prize
d) bad press

4) Where is the fashion designer from?
a) Pakistan
b) Dubai
c) Indonesia
d) Saudi Arabia

5) What did the designer receive at the end of her show?
a) a crown
b) a golden hijab
c) a trophy
d) a standing ovation

6) What have fashion designers been including in their designs recently?
a) retail clothing
b) models
c) Islamic fashions
d) swings

7) Who did Dolce & Gabbana target with a line of hijabs?
a) rich Muslims
b) Muslims in New York
c) the world's press
d) top fashion designers

8) What do some people say the hijabs border on being?
a) perfect
b) the best
c) un-Islamic
d) ground-breaking

9) Who is Eva Nisa?
a) a hijab designer
b) a professor of Islamic Studies
c) a fashion model
d) a fashion critic

10) What is a hijab meant to stop attracting the attention of?
a) men
b) critics
c) consumers
d) designers

Role play

Role A — Location

You think the location is the most important thing for a fashion show. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't so important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): celebrity guests, size-zero models or something new.

Role B — Celebrity Guests

You think celebrity guests is the most important thing for a fashion show. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't so important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): the location, size-zero models or something new.

Role C — Size-zero Models

You think size-zero models is the most important thing for a fashion show. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't so important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): celebrity guests, the location or something new.

Role D — Something New

You think something new is the most important thing for a fashion show. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't so important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): celebrity guests, size-zero models or the location.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'Islamic'

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  • and 'fashion'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • past
    • retail
    • aimed
    • bordering
    • essence
    • attention
    • recent
    • catwalk
    • covers
    • various
    • elegant
    • wowed




    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 - First all-hijab collection at New York Fashion Week

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'hijab'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What are your favourite fashions?
    5. Why has it taken so long for the hijab to be in a fashion show?
    6. What do you think of fashion shows?
    7. What 'bad press' have hijabs had?
    8. What do you think of hijabs?
    9. How will this event change things for Muslim fashion?
    10. What advice would you give to Anniesa Hasibuan?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. Why has there been an upswing in Muslim fashion?
    3. What is fashion for?
    4. What's the difference between a headscarf and a hijab?
    5. Are colourful and fashionable hijabs un-Islamic?
    6. Why are some people saying Ms Hasibuan's hijabs are un-Islamic?
    7. Should we all dress modestly all the time?
    8. Is fashion for attracting attention?
    9. What might Muslim fashion be like in 50 years from now?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a Muslim fashion designer?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    History was made at the (1) ____ New York Fashion Week. For the very first time, there was a collection in which every model walked down the catwalk (2) ____ a hijab. The hijab is the veil traditionally worn by Muslim women, which usually covers the head and (3) ____. It has got a bad press recently because of it being banned in various parts of the world. However, Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan from Indonesia wanted to show just how (4) ____ and elegant the hijab could be and (5) ____ the fashion world with her creations. Ms Hasibuan is just 30 years old and becomes the first Indonesian to feature a collection at a prestigious global fashion event. She received a standing (6) ____ at the end of her show in New York.

    There has been an upswing in the (7) ____ few years of fashion designers incorporating Islamic fashion into their designs. The international (8) ____ clothing company H&M released an advert showing a Muslim model (9) ____ a hijab, while Dolce and Gabbana released a line (10) ____ hijabs aimed at wealthy Muslim customers. Not everyone is happy with the hijab entering mainstream fashion. Some say the new designs are bordering (11) ____ being un-Islamic. Dr Eva Nisa, 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 (12) ____ of men."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     resent     (b)     reticent     (c)     recant     (d)     recent    
    2. (a)     wear     (b)     wears     (c)     worn     (d)     wearing    
    3. (a)     necks     (b)     chest     (c)     shoulder blade     (d)     armpit    
    4. (a)     styling     (b)     styled     (c)     stylish     (d)     styles    
    5. (a)     wowed     (b)     vowed     (c)     mowed     (d)     bowed    
    6. (a)     ovation     (b)     oration     (c)     aviation     (d)     objection    
    7. (a)     paused     (b)     passed     (c)     parsed     (d)     past    
    8. (a)     retail     (b)     resell     (c)     reveal     (d)     retrain    
    9. (a)     at     (b)     in     (c)     of     (d)     to    
    10. (a)     by     (b)     on     (c)     of     (d)     at    
    11. (a)     by     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     to    
    12. (a)     attending     (b)     attention     (c)     attends     (d)     attendant

    Spelling

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

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    (    )     into their designs. The international retail clothing company H&M released an advert showing a Muslim

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    (    )     on being un-Islamic. Dr Eva Nisa, a professor of Islamic Studies, said: "The essence of Muslim dress is to

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    (    )     global fashion event. She received a standing ovation at the end of her show in New York.

    (    )     customers. Not everyone is happy with the hijab entering mainstream fashion. Some say the new designs are bordering

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    Put the words in the right order

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    5. of   her   show   She   received   a   standing   ovation   at   the   end   .
    6. Islamic   into   designs   incorporating   fashion   their   Designers   .
    7. released   H&M   in   a  an   a  Muslim  advert   hijab   model  showing  .
    8. bordering  are  designs  new  the  say  Some  Islamic  -  un  being  on  .
    9. dress   wear   The  Muslim   to   decent   of   is   something   essence   .
    10. doesn't   men   attract   What   the   they're   attention   wearing   of   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    History was made at the recant / recent New York Fashion Week. For the very first time, there was a collection in / on which every model walked down the catwalk wearing a hijab. The hijab is the veil / vale traditionally worn / wearing by Muslim women, which usually covering / covers the head and chest. It has got a bad iron / press recently because of it being banned in various / variety parts of the world. However, Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan from Indonesia wanted to show just how stylish and elegance / elegant the hijab could be and wowed the fashion world with her creations / creates. Ms Hasibuan is just 30 years old and becomes the first Indonesian to feature a collection at a prestigious global fashion event. She received a standing ovation / oration at the end of her show in New York.

    There has been an upswing in the passed / past few years of fashion designers incorporating Islamic fashion into their designs. The international retail / retile clothing company H&M released an advert showed / showing a Muslim model in a hijab, while Dolce and Gabbana released a line / lane of hijabs aimed at wealthy Muslim customers. Not someone / everyone is happy with the hijab entering / enter mainstream fashion. Some say the new designs are bordering / border on being un-Islamic. Dr Eva Nisa, a professor of Islamic Studies, said: "The essence / license of Muslim dress is to wear something decent, to be modest / modesty. For women, they have to make sure what they're wearing doesn't attract the / an attention of men."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Th_r_ h_s b__n _n _psw_ng _n th_ p_st f_w y__rs _f f_sh__n d_s_gn_rs _nc_rp_r_t_ng _sl_m_c f_sh__n _nt_ th__r d_s_gns. Th_ _nt_rn_t__n_l r_t__l cl_th_ng c_mp_ny H&M r_l__s_d _n _dv_rt sh_w_ng _ M_sl_m m_d_l _n _ h_j_b, wh_l_ D_lc_ _nd G_bb_n_ r_l__s_d _ l_n_ _f h_j_bs __m_d _t w__lthy M_sl_m c_st_m_rs. N_t _v_ry_n_ _s h_ppy w_th th_ h_j_b _nt_r_ng m__nstr__m f_sh__n. S_m_ s_y th_ n_w d_s_gns _r_ b_rd_r_ng _n b__ng _n-_sl_m_c. Dr _v_ N_s_, _ pr_f_ss_r _f _sl_m_c St_d__s, s__d: "Th_ _ss_nc_ _f M_sl_m dr_ss _s t_ w__r s_m_th_ng d_c_nt, t_ b_ m_d_st. F_r w_m_n, th_y h_v_ t_ m_k_ s_r_ wh_t th_y'r_ w__r_ng d__sn't _ttr_ct th_ _tt_nt__n _f m_n."

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    history was made at the recent new york fashion week for the very first time there was a collection in which every model walked down the catwalk wearing a hijab the hijab is the veil traditionally worn by muslim women which usually covers the head and chest it has got a bad press recently because of it being banned in various parts of the world however muslim designer anniesa hasibuan from indonesia wanted to show just how stylish and elegant the hijab could be and wowed the fashion world with her creations ms hasibuan is just 30 years old and becomes the first indonesian to feature a collection at a prestigious global fashion event she received a standing ovation at the end of her show in new york

    there has been an upswing in the past few years of fashion designers incorporating islamic fashion into their designs the international retail clothing company h&m released an advert showing a muslim model in a hijab while dolce and gabbana released a line of hijabs aimed at wealthy muslim customers not everyone is happy with the hijab entering mainstream fashion some say the new designs are bordering on being un-islamic dr eva nisa 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"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    ime,therewasacollectioninwhicheverymodelwalkeddownthecatwalk
    wearingahijab.ThehijabistheveiltraditionallywornbyMuslimwomen,
    whichusuallycoverstheheadandchest.Ithasgotabadpressrecentlybe
    causeofitbeingbannedinvariouspartsoftheworld.However,Muslimde
    signerAnniesaHasibuanfromIndonesiawantedtoshowjusthowstylish
    andelegantthehijabcouldbeandwowedthefashionworldwithhercreat
    ions.MsHasibuanisjust30yearsoldandbecomesthefirstIndonesiantof
    eatureacollectionataprestigiousglobalfashionevent.Shereceivedast
    andingovationattheendofhershowinNewYork.Therehasbeenanupsw
    inginthepastfewyearsoffashiondesignersincorporatingIslamicfashio
    nintotheirdesigns.TheinternationalretailclothingcompanyH&Mrelea
    sedanadvertshowingaMuslimmodelinahijab,whileDolceandGabban
    areleasedalineofhijabsaimedatwealthyMuslimcustomers.Noteveryo
    neishappywiththehijabenteringmainstreamfashion.Somesaythene
    wdesignsareborderingonbeingun-Islamic.DrEvaNisa,aprofessoro
    fIslamicStudies,said:"TheessenceofMuslimdressistowearsomethin
    gdecent,tobemodest.Forwomen,theyhavetomakesurewhatthey're
    wearingdoesn'tattracttheattentionofmen."

    Free writing

    Write about hijab for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    All fashion is a waste of time and money. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about hijabs. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. HIJAB FASHION: Make a poster about hijab fashion. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. BANS: Write a magazine article about the bans on hijabs in various parts of the world. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on hijabs. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to make them less controversial in some countries. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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