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  Weekender 2005 / 6  


- The housewife


- A True Mancunian


- Fair Trade


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Clothes shopping

Today we're talking about fair trade and fashion.

Fairtrade is a way of buying and selling products to make certain that the original producer receives a fair price.

In this programme BBC reporter Barbara Colins talks to some English shoppers, a retail analyst who studies what people buy and a fairtrade expert from the international development charity, Oxfam.

Before you listen to the programme look at these comprehension questions. You'll hear the answers during the programme.

What is most important for the English shoppers?

What percentage of people say they want to shop ethically next year?

Do shoppers think there is enough choice of free trade items?


Vocabulary from the programme

a way of buying and selling products to ensure that the original producer receives a fair price

fashion accessories
items such as shoes, hats or bags which are added to clothes to make them appear more attractive

value for money
good quality goods at a reasonable price



to behave or act in an unfair or dishonest way

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