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Last updated at 18:01 BST, Thursday, 16 July 2009


A woman sunbathing

A woman working on her tan

Join Kate and Rebecca as they discuss the changing fashions of tanning and hear from a lady who is a true sun worshipper.

This week's question: Which designer first made it fashionable to have tanned skin?

a) Yves Saint Laurent
b) Coco Channel
c) Gianni Versace

Listen out for the answer in the programme!

Listen to the programme


Vocabulary from the programme


a machine which produces light similar to sunlight. You can lie down on it and it gives you a tan similar to one you would get if you sunbathed on a beach.

wide brimmed hats

hats which provide lots of shade


a type of sunshade which looks a bit like an umbrella designed to provide shade from the sun

in vogue



a type of long chair which you lie down on to sunbathe

sun worshipper

in this context, it refers to someone who likes sunbathing very much


to grease a piece of meat while it is cooking

fake tan

a type of body cream which essentially dyes your skin brown

celeb (celebrities)

famous people who appear in magazines and on TV