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Title: Can Fashion Be Hazardous to Your Health?


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Can Fashion Be Hazardous to Your Health?
  • Vocabulary Review

2
Discussion
  1. What kinds of things are fashionable these days?
  2. Can these fashionable things be dangerous to our
    health?
  3. In what ways do some people risk their health in
    order to be in style?
  4. What kind of things do women and men do to look
    more attractive?
  5. Have you ever done something drastic to change
    your appearance? If yes, what?

3
hazardous (adj.)
  • dangerous, risky, unsafe, harmful
  • Drinking is hazardous to the liver.

4
fashionable (adj.)
  • stylish, trendy, in
  • Sideburns were fashionable in the 60s.

5
in style (p.p.)
  • trendy, popular, fashionable
  • Teenagers like to dress in style.
  • They wear designers clothes.

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  • Padaung people of Myanmar

Neck ring
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weak (adj.)
  • not strong
  • Mr. Anderson has been in the hospital for a
    while. He is weak and shaky.

9
to bind (v) bound, bound, binding
  • to tie, attach, fasten
  • Foot binding is harmful because it damages
    womens feet.

10
"When I was small, even at a very early age I
knew I would have to bind my feet, because all
the other women around me had them. All women did
it. My mother explained that the smaller your
feet are, the better a husband you could get, so
at age five she began binding my feet. I could
walk even at first when the binding was tight and
painful. When the pain got to be too much, I
would just rest for a while. If I cried my mother
would send me out to play to get my mind off it.
11
procedure (n)
  • a way, process or practice of doing something
  • Everyone has a procedure for answering a
    multiple choice test.

12
to wrap (v)
  • to cover
  • Jane wrapped her sandwich in foil paper.

13
bandage (n)
  • a narrow piece, a cloth used around a part of the
    body that has been injured
  • When Peter cut his finger, he wrapped it with a
    bandage.

14
absurd (adj.)
  • completely stupid, foolish, ridiculous
  • Tom and Tina want to get married soon. It is
    absurd because neither of them have a job.

15
to arch (v)
  • to curve, to bend
  • When doing yoga, you need to arch your back
    slowly.

16
nerve (n)
  • A long thin thread-like part of the body sends
    messages to the brain
  • Tom injured a nerve in his
  • leg playing basketball.

17
ultra-high (adv)
  • very, extremely high
  • Some women can walk with ultra-high platform
    shoes.

18
Ultra adjective (adv)
  • During the summer the sun is ultra-bright.

19
to accuse (v)
  • to blame
  • The police accused the robber of carrying a
    deathly weapon.

20
sole (n)
  • the bottoms of a shoe
  • Tinas boots have thick rubber
  • soles.

sole
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to brake (v)
  • to stop or slow down a vehicle or bicycle
  • Tina had to brake suddenly when she had a flat
    tire.

22
indeed (adv.)
  • without a doubt, definitely, certainly
  • gives additional emphasis after a word or phrase.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs is a
    crime indeed.

23
ideal (n)
  • Idea of perfection, model, goal
  • Bob was on a diet until he
  • reached his ideal weight.

24
makeup (n)
  • stuff such as powders, eyeliner, mascara,
    lipsticks that people put on their faces
  • Actors wear makeup.

25
pale (adj.)
  • light, whitish
  • After her surgery, Tina was as white as a snow
    flake. She looked pale.

26
corset (n)

27
waist (n)
  • the middle part of a persons body
  • Some women wear corsets to make their waist
    look smaller.

28
to puncture (v)
  • to make a small hole, to stab
  • A nail punctured the tire, so
  • the air escaped.

29
to faint (v)
  • to become unconscious for a short time, to pass
    out
  • Several teenagers fainted at Elvis Presleys
    concert.

30
fainting couch
31
convenient (adj.)
  • useful or suitable to you
  • Drive-through are convenient for people who do
    not like to walk.

32
body piercing (n)
  • making holes in your body
  • Body piercing is popular among young people,
    but it is a dangerous procedure.

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VERB NOUN ADJECTIVE ADVERB
convenience convenient conveniently
accuse accusation accusative accusatively
fashion fashion fashionable fashionably
absurdity absurd absurdly
idealize ideal ideal ideally
poison poison poisonous
appear appearance
circulate circulation circulatory
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Pronunciation and Review
  • hazardous
  • fashionable
  • in style
  • weak
  • to bind (bound, bound)
  • procedure
  • to wrap
  • bandage
  • absurd
  • to arch
  • nerve
  • ultra adjective
  • to accuse
  • sole
  • to brake
  • indeed
  • ideal
  • makeup
  • pale
  • corset
  • waist
  • puncture
  • faint
  • convenient
  • body piercing
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