miércoles, 18 de diciembre de 2013

Talking point: Appearance

Today's talking point is a follow-up to yesterday's entry on style with our Madrid Teachers. The topic is appearance and it stems from an entry in The New York Times Learning Network, What Does Your Hairsytle Say About You?

Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas flow more easily with you meet up with your friends and you can sort out vocabulary issues beforehand.

Are you a fashion-aware person?
How important is appearance for you?
How often do you shop for clothes?
How often do you go to the hair-dresser's?
What style of clothes do you usually wear?
What style of clothes do you never wear?
How do you dress up for special occasions?
Name five situations in which making a good first impression is important.
How do people usually make a good first impression?
What are people who wear tattoos or piercings, dye their hair or have spiky trying to express?
Hippies, goths, skaters... are some well-known teen tribes. To what extent is fitting into a group more important than being an individual?
'You can't judge a book by its cover.'  Do you agree?
What does your hairstyle say about you? Why?
Does your hair affect your personality? Does it make you more or less confident, for example? Or more serious or spontaneous, depending on the style?
Do you spend a good amount of time and money trying to get your hair right?
Do you think about your hair a lot? Explain.
If you could change your hair for a day, just to try on a different look, what would it be? Why?

To gain further insight into the topic, you can read The New York Times article The Afro as a natural expression of self.

Picture source: The New York Times