The Reading / Listening - Vegan Fashion - Level 5

There has been a big increase in the popularity of veganism in the past decade. People are becoming vegans to lead a lifestyle that helps the planet. Giving up meat, dairy and other food from animals is the biggest change vegans make to their lives. However, more vegans are now extending their beliefs to fashion. There is a big increase in the sales of vegan clothing, footwear and accessories. Companies are selling products that are free from animal products. These include synthetic fur coats, plastic belts, and shoes made from tree bark, plastic bottles, rubber and coconut fibre.



Researchers revealed that 42 per cent of shoppers thought about animal welfare before buying clothes. People of all ages would consider buying vegan shoes. The trend in vegan fashion has reached luxury brands. Designer Stella McCartney has a new line that is free from leather and makes use of recycled products. It is based on a theme of the iconic sixties pop group the Beatles. Ms McCartney's father, Paul, was lead singer of the group. She designed leather-free Yellow Submarine sneakers and colourful fake fur coats. Ms McCartney is a big animal rights activist.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Vegan Fashion - Level 4 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. a big increase in the popularity
  2. in the past
  3. lead a lifestyle that
  4. extending their beliefs
  5. synthetic fur
  6. shoes made from tree
  7. plastic
  8. coconut
  1. helps the planet
  2. coats
  3. bottles
  4. of veganism
  5. fibre
  6. decade
  7. to fashion
  8. bark

Paragraph 2

  1. animal
  2. consider
  3. a new line that is free
  4. makes use of recycled
  5. the iconic sixties pop
  6. Paul was lead singer
  7. colourful fake fur
  8. a big animal rights
  1. coats
  2. welfare
  3. activist
  4. group
  5. from leather
  6. buying vegan shoes
  7. of the group
  8. products

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There has been (1) ___________________ in the popularity of veganism in the past decade. People are becoming vegans to (2) ___________________ that helps the planet. Giving up meat, dairy and (3) ___________________ animals is the biggest change vegans make to their lives. However, more vegans are now extending (4) ___________________ fashion. There is a big increase in the sales of vegan clothing, footwear and accessories. Companies are selling products that are (5) ___________________ products. These include synthetic fur coats, plastic belts, and shoes made from tree bark, plastic bottles, rubber (6) ___________________.

Researchers revealed that 42 per cent of (7) ___________________ animal welfare before buying clothes. People (8) ___________________ would consider buying vegan shoes. The trend in vegan fashion has reached luxury brands. Designer Stella McCartney has (9) ___________________ that is free from leather and makes use of recycled products. It (10) ___________________ a theme of the iconic sixties pop group the Beatles. Ms McCartney's father, Paul, was (11) ___________________ the group. She designed leather-free Yellow Submarine sneakers and colourful fake fur coats. Ms McCartney is a (12) ___________________ activist.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Therehasbeenabigincreaseinthepopularityofveganisminthepastdec
ade.Peoplearebecomingveganstoleadalifestylethathelpstheplanet.
Givingupmeat,dairyandotherfoodfromanimalsisthebiggestchangev
egansmaketotheirlives.However,morevegansarenowextendingthei
rbeliefstofashion.Thereisabigincreaseinthesalesofveganclothing,fo
otwearandaccessories.Companiesaresellingproductsthatarefreefro
manimalproducts.Theseincludesyntheticfurcoats,plasticbelts,ands
hoesmadefromtreebark,plasticbottles,rubberandcoconutfibre.Rese
archersrevealedthat42percentofshoppersthoughtaboutanimalwelfa
rebeforebuyingclothes.Peopleofallageswouldconsiderbuyingvegans
hoes.Thetrendinveganfashionhasreachedluxurybrands.DesignerSt
ellaMcCartneyhasanewlinethatisfreefromleatherandmakesuseofrec
ycledproducts.ItisbasedonathemeoftheiconicsixtiespopgrouptheBe
atles.MsMcCartney'sfather,Paul,wasleadsingerofthegroup.Shedeig
nedleather-freeYellowSubmarinesneakersandcolourfulfakefurcoa
ts.MsMcCartneyisabiganimalrightsactivist.

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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