The Reading / Listening - Ferrari Fashion - Level 1

Ferrari is a famous name in the car industry and in motor sports. Its luxury sports cars are very fast. The company has entered the business of fashion. It started its own clothing brand. The company briefly stopped making cars at its factory so models could walk down a catwalk. Ferrari wants to make new things. Ferrari told reporters that its clothing brand could make up 10 per cent of the company's profits in ten years from now.

The designer of Ferrari's ready-to-wear clothes used to work for the brand Armani. He used many bright colours, including "Ferrari red" and the yellow used in the Ferrari logo. He hopes his clothes will be popular with young people. He said young people have the energy to show the power of Ferrari's brand." He said they want to buy "something special." Ferrari said it wanted its clothes to show Italian excellence and the best of Italy's creativity.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ferrari Fashion - Level 0 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 a famous name
  2. motor
  3. Its luxury sports cars
  4. entered the business
  5. It started its own clothing
  6. The company briefly stopped
  7. 10 per cent of the
  8. in ten years
  1. of fashion
  2. company's profits
  3. brand
  4. from now
  5. making cars
  6. in the car industry
  7. sports
  8. are very fast

Paragraph 2

  1. ready-to-
  2. work for the
  3. He used many bright
  4. the yellow used in
  5. his clothes will be popular
  6. show the power
  7. buy something
  8. the best of Italy's
  1. the Ferrari logo
  2. creativity
  3. special
  4. wear clothes
  5. colours
  6. brand Armani
  7. of Ferrari's brand
  8. with young people

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Ferrari is a famous name in (1) ___________________ and in motor sports. (2) ___________________ cars are very fast. The company has (3) ___________________ of fashion. It started its own clothing brand. The company (4) ___________________ cars at its factory so models could walk (5) ___________________. Ferrari wants to make new things. Ferrari told reporters that its clothing brand could make up 10 per cent of the company's profits in (6) ___________________ now.

The designer of Ferrari's (7) ___________________ clothes used to work for the brand Armani. He used (8) __________________, including "Ferrari red" and the yellow used in the Ferrari logo. He hopes his clothes will (9) ___________________ young people. He said young people have the energy to (10) ________________ of Ferrari's brand." He said they want to (11) ___________________. Ferrari said it wanted its clothes to show Italian (12) ___________________ best of Italy's creativity.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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sportscarsareveryfast.Thecompanyhasenteredthebusinessoffashio
n.Itstarteditsownclothingbrand.Thecompanybrieflystoppedmaking
carsatitsfactorysomodelscouldwalkdownacatwalk.Ferrariwantstom
akenewthings.Ferraritoldreportersthatitsclothingbrandcouldmakeu
p10percentofthecompany'sprofitsintenyearsfromnow.Thedesigner
ofFerrari'sready-to-wearclothesusedtoworkforthebrandArmani.He
usedmanybrightcolours,including"Ferrarired"andtheyellowusedinth
eFerrarilogo.Hehopeshisclotheswillbepopularwithyoungpeople.Hes
aidyoungpeoplehavetheenergytoshowthepowerofFerrari'sbrand."H
esaidtheywanttobuy"somethingspecial."Ferrarisaiditwanteditscloth
estoshowItalianexcellenceandthebestofItaly'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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