The Reading / Listening - Vegan Fashion - Level 4

Veganism has become more popular in the past decade. People are becoming vegans to help the planet. Giving up meat and other food from animals is the biggest change vegans make to their lives. Vegans are now thinking about fashion. There is a big increase in the sales of vegan clothing, footwear accessories, and products that are free from animal products. These include synthetic fur coats and shoes made from tree bark, rubber and coconut fibre.



Researchers say 42 per cent of shoppers think about animal welfare before buying clothes. Many people would consider buying vegan shoes. Vegan fashion is a trend in luxury brands. Stella McCartney designed clothes that are free from leather. She uses recycled products. The clothes have a Beatles theme. Her father, Paul, was lead singer of the Beatles. She designed leather-free sneakers and fake fur coats. Ms McCartney is a big animal rights activist.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Vegan Fashion - Level 5 or  Vegan Fashion - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49409405
  • https://www.livekindly.co/stella-mccartney-beatles-vegan-shoes/
  • https://vegconomist.com/fashion-und-beauty/stella-mccartney-and-taylor-swift-team-up-for-vegan-fashion-line/


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. in the past
  2. Giving
  3. Vegans are now thinking
  4. There is a big increase
  5. free from animal
  6. These include synthetic fur
  7. shoes made from tree
  8. coconut
  1. in the sales
  2. bark
  3. up meat
  4. fibre
  5. decade
  6. products
  7. about fashion
  8. coats

Paragraph 2

  1. animal
  2. consider
  3. Vegan fashion is a
  4. luxury
  5. recycled
  6. She designed leather-
  7. fake
  8. a big animal rights
  1. fur coats
  2. brands
  3. activist
  4. products
  5. welfare
  6. trend
  7. free sneakers
  8. buying vegan shoes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Veganism has become more popular in (1) ___________________. People are becoming vegans to (2) ___________________. Giving up meat and other food from animals is the biggest change vegans make (3) ___________________. Vegans are now thinking about fashion. There is a big increase in (4) ___________________ vegan clothing, footwear accessories, and products that are (5) ___________________ products. These include synthetic fur coats and shoes made from tree bark, rubber (6) ___________________.

Researchers say 42 per cent of shoppers think (7) ___________________ before buying clothes. Many people (8) ___________________ vegan shoes. Vegan fashion is a (9) ___________________ brands. Stella McCartney designed clothes that (10) ___________________ leather. She uses recycled products. The clothes have a Beatles theme. Her father, Paul, was (11) ___________________ the Beatles. She designed leather-free sneakers and fake fur coats. Ms McCartney is a (12) ___________________ activist.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Veganismhasbecomemorepopularinthepastdecade.Peoplearebeco
mingveganstohelptheplanet.Givingupmeatandotherfoodfromanim
alsisthebiggestchangevegansmaketotheirlives.Vegansarenowthink
ingaboutfashion.Thereisabigincreaseinthesalesofveganclothing,foo
twearaccessories,andproductsthatarefreefromanimalproducts.The
seincludesyntheticfurcoatsandshoesmadefromtreebark,rubberand
coconutfibre.Researcherssay42percentofshoppersthinkaboutanim
alwelfarebeforebuyingclothes.Manypeoplewouldconsiderbuyingveg
anshoes.Veganfashionisatrendinluxurybrands.StellaMcCartneydesi
gnedclothesthatarefreefromleather.Sheusesrecycledproducts.Thec
lotheshaveaBeatlestheme.Herfather,Paul,wasleadsingeroftheBeatl
es.Shedesignedleather-freesneakersandfakefurcoats.MsMcCartne
yisabiganimalrightsactivist.

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

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Free writing

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Answers

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