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Find out what Emma and other Londoners like to wear and learn some useful vocabulary to talk about clothes and fashion.

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What do Londoners wear?

Meet Londoners Stuart, Charlotte and Ed. We asked them to tell us about their clothes.

One of them said he (or she) is 'quite scruffy' - who do you think it is?

Listen out for the verbs our Londoners use. We'll take a closer look at them later.

Londoners talking about clothes

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My name is Stuart. I am an accountant.

I'm wearing a dark blue suit with a white shirt and black shoes.

I normally wear a suit every day. At the weekends I wear different clothes. Normally shorts, t-shirt, hoodie.


Hi, my name's Charlotte. I work in branding.

Right now I'm wearing a grey jumper, some black jeans and some black trainers.

I am quite scruffy but normally I wear smarter clothes.

But at the weekend, I'm smart casual.


My name's Ed. I'm a graphic designer.

I'm wearing a red hoodie, some black jeans and some grey trainers.

For work, I wear casual clothes, occasionally smart clothes. It's alright if I wear scruffy clothes at work, as long as it's not every day.

Yeah - at weekends I wear jeans and a t-shirt as well.


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Answer the questions about Stuart, Charlotte and Ed.

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Who's scruffy - and who's smart?

Stuart, Charlotte and Ed talking about their clothes


So Charlotte said she's 'quite scruffy' today. Well done if you got that right. How about you? What kind of clothes do you like to wear - smart, casual or smart casual? Maybe you like to dress scruffily 24/7...

Coming up next: it's time for 6 Minute Vocabulary. Finn and Alice talk about clothes and look at the difference between adjectives and adverbs.

Session Vocabulary

  • hoodie / hoody – casual clothing for the top part of your body, usually made of cotton, with a hood to cover your head

    jumper – warm clothing for the top part of your body, usually made of wool

    trainers – comfortable sports shoes

    smart casual – describes clothes that are a mix of smart and casual, for example, nice jeans and a shirt

    graphic designer – someone who designs pictures and text for things like websites, magazines and posters

    branding – giving a company a particular look, feel or design to help it sell its products or services