The Reading / Listening - Ferrari Fashion - Level 2

Ferrari is a famous name in the car industry. It has a long history of success in motor sports. Its sports cars are a thing of luxury. The Italian company has entered the business of fashion. The 74-year-old carmaker launched its own line of clothing at its factory in northern Italy. The company briefly stopped production of its cars to let models walk down a catwalk on its factory floor. Ferrari hopes its new clothes will allow it to diversify. A spokesperson told reporters that Ferrari's clothing collections could make up 10 per cent of the company's profits within a decade.

Ferrari's ready-to-wear clothing was created by a 37-year-old fashion designer. He used to work for the brand Armani. He used many bright colours, including "Ferrari red" and the yellow used in the Ferrari logo. The designer hopes his clothes will be popular with young people. He said: "Young generations have the power to express the energy and the power of Ferrari's brand." He added: "If you enter a Ferrari store...you are looking for something special." Ferrari's chairperson said the company wanted to show Italian excellence, "and the best of our country's creativity".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Ferrari Fashion - Level 0 Ferrari Fashion - Level 1   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. a famous name in the car
  2. launched its own line of
  3. let models walk down
  4. on its factory
  5. its new clothes will allow it
  6. clothing
  7. 10 per cent of the company's
  8. within a
  1. decade
  2. floor
  3. industry
  4. profits
  5. a catwalk
  6. clothing
  7. collections
  8. to diversify

Paragraph 2

  1. Ferrari's ready-to-
  2. a 37-year-old
  3. He used to work for
  4. the yellow used in the Ferrari
  5. his clothes will be popular
  6. the power of Ferrari's
  7. looking for something
  8. the best of our country's
  1. with young people
  2. logo
  3. creativity
  4. brand
  5. wear clothing
  6. special
  7. fashion designer
  8. the brand Armani

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Ferrari is a famous name in (1) ___________________. It has a long history of (2) ___________________ sports. Its sports cars are a thing of luxury. The Italian company has entered the business of fashion. The 74-year-old carmaker (3) ___________________ line of clothing at its factory in northern Italy. The (4) ___________________ production of its cars to let models walk down a catwalk on its factory floor. Ferrari hopes its new clothes will allow (5) ___________________. A spokesperson told reporters that Ferrari's clothing collections could make up 10 per cent of the company's profits (6) ___________________.

Ferrari's (7) ___________________ clothing was created by a 37-year-old fashion designer. He used to work (8) ___________________ Armani. He used many bright colours, including "Ferrari red" and the (9) ___________________ the Ferrari logo. The designer hopes his clothes will (10) ___________________ young people. He said: "Young generations have the power to (11) ___________________ and the power of Ferrari's brand." He added: "If you enter a Ferrari store...you are looking for something special." Ferrari's chairperson said the company wanted to show Italian excellence, "and the best of (12) ___________________".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Ferrariisafamousnameinthecarindustry.Ithasalonghistoryofsuccess
inmotorsports.Itssportscarsareathingofluxury.TheItaliancompanyh
asenteredthebusinessoffashion.The74-year-oldcarmakerlaunche
ditsownlineofclothingatitsfactoryinnorthernItaly.Thecompanybriefl
ystoppedproductionofitscarstoletmodelswalkdownacatwalkonitsfac
toryfloor.Ferrarihopesitsnewclotheswillallowittodiversify.Aspokesp
ersontoldreportersthatFerrari'sclothingcollectionscouldmakeup10p
ercentofthecompany'sprofitswithinadecade.Ferrari'sready-to-wea
rclothingwascreatedbya37-year-oldfashiondesigner.Heusedtowor
kforthebrandArmani.Heusedmanybrightcolours,including"Ferrarire
d"andtheyellowusedintheFerrarilogo.Thedesignerhopeshisclothesw
illbepopularwithyoungpeople.Hesaid:"Younggenerationshavethepo
wertoexpresstheenergyandthepowerofFerrari'sbrand."Headded:"If
youenteraFerraristore...youarelookingforsomethingspecial."Ferrari
'schairpersonsaidthecompanywantedtoshowItalianexcellence,"and
thebestofourcountry'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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