The Reading / Listening - Ferrari Fashion - Level 0

Ferrari is famous for sports cars that are very fast. The company is now making clothes. It started its own clothes brand. It stopped making cars at its factory for a short time so models could walk down a catwalk. Ferrari wants its clothes brand to make up 10 per cent of its profits in ten years from now.

The designer of Ferrari's clothes used to work for the brand Armani. He used many bright colours in his new clothes, including "Ferrari red". He thinks his clothes will be popular with young people. They have energy and can show the power of Ferrari's brand. Ferrari wants its clothes to show the best of Italy's creativity.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ferrari Fashion - Level 1 Ferrari Fashion - Level 2   or  Ferrari Fashion - Level 3

Sources
  • https://apnews.com/article/europe-sports-formula-one-business-lifestyle-fe1e1189507bf0b2869a6dbdf003c618
  • https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2022-ready-to-wear/ferrari
  • https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ferrari-unveils-first-fashion-collection-182807157.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Ferrari is famous
  2. The company is now
  3. It started its own
  4. making cars at
  5. for a short
  6. models could walk
  7. 10 per cent of its
  8. in ten years from
  1. time
  2. clothes brand
  3. now
  4. down a catwalk
  5. for sports cars
  6. its factory
  7. making clothes
  8. profits

Paragraph 2

  1. The designer of
  2. work for the
  3. He used many bright
  4. He thinks his clothes will
  5. young
  6. They
  7. show the power
  8. show the best of
  1. be popular
  2. Italy's creativity
  3. brand Armani
  4. people
  5. Ferrari's clothes
  6. of Ferrari's brand
  7. colours
  8. have energy

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Ferrari (1) ___________________ sports cars that are very fast. The company (2) ___________________ clothes. It started its own clothes brand. It stopped making cars                                  (3) __________________ for a short (4) __________________ could walk down a catwalk. Ferrari wants (5) _________________ to make up 10 per cent of its profits (6) ___________________ from now.

(7) ___________________ Ferrari's clothes used to work for the brand Armani. He (8) ___________________ colours in his new clothes, including "Ferrari red". He (9) ___________________ will be popular (10) ___________________. They have energy and can show (11) ___________________ Ferrari's brand. Ferrari wants its clothes to show (12) ___________________ Italy's creativity.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Ferrariisfamousforsportscarsthatareveryfast.Thecompanyisnowma
kingclothes.Itstarteditsownclothesbrand.Itstoppedmakingcarsatits
factoryforashorttimesomodelscouldwalkdownacatwalk.Ferrariwant
sitsclothesbrandtomakeup10percentofitsprofitsintenyearsfromnow
.ThedesignerofFerrari'sclothesusedtoworkforthebrandArmani.Heus
edmanybrightcoloursinhisnewclothes,including"Ferrarired".Hethin
kshisclotheswillbepopularwithyoungpeople.Theyhaveenergyandca
nshowthepowerofFerrari'sbrand.Ferrariwantsitsclothestoshowtheb
estofItaly'screativity.

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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