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Jewelry

Learn about jewelry in this English lesson

Date: Mar 30 2016

Themes: Fashion

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

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What do you do when you want to shimmer and shine? Do you get all dolled up with expensive jewelry, like diamonds and gold? Do you wear one piece of statement jewelry, or do you like to wear a lot of smaller items? Some people prefer costume jewelry to actual jewels. Other people think that if it is not valuable, there is no point in wearing it!

In many countries, it is customary for men to give jewelry to their wives or girlfriends as a gift. For example, in the United States, men usually give women a diamond ring when they propose marriage. Many men also give jewelry as a gift during the winter holidays and on Valentine’s Day.

Jessica’s friends just got a lot of new jewels for the holidays. Listen as she and Dominique talk about jewelry.

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Jessica

Jessica

Dominique

Dominique

Jessica:  Dominique, I have never really worn a lot of jewelry, but a lot of my friends got diamonds for the holidays, and it was so fun looking at the pictures of them wearing such beautiful gold and silver and just dolled up with this amazing jewelry… I was a bit jealous.

Dominique:  Wait, how come you aren’t into jewelry? I mean, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Jessica:  It’s true. And I do have a princess cut diamond on my wedding ring, but, I don’t know, I’ve just never really used jewelry to express myself. But you look gorgeous.

Dominique:  Thank you.

Jessica:  You’ve got some beautiful jewels on.

Dominique:  Thanks! I really like statement jewelry, big, chunky pieces. I also like rough and raw diamonds. Have you ever seen them, just fresh out of the ground?

Jessica:  Wow, I actually haven’t.

Dominique:  Very beautiful.

Jessica:  It sounds really great. I think I could get into wearing jewelry too, I don’t know, show off my style. But I feel like it’s just so heavy and bulky. It’s hard to make jewelry versatile and fit your style and your outfit every day.

Dominique:  But there’s so many different types of stones. Different colors, different cuts… I mean, you can get a dainty necklace and match your outfit right now.

Jessica:  It’s true. You’ll have to help me with this, because I’m new to this world, and you’ll have to show me how it’s done.

Dominique:  No problem. I am your resident expert!

Jessica:  Thank you!

 

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Jessica is a little bit jealous because many of her friends got beautiful diamond jewelry for the holidays. She does not wear jewelry very often, although she does have a diamond wedding ring. She is not sure how to express herself with jewels. She thinks that it is difficult to find jewelry that she could wear every day.

Dominique loves wearing jewelry. Her favorite pieces are big, chunky items. She likes to wear jewelry that makes a statement. She also loves raw diamonds that have just come out of the ground and are not cut or polished. She offers to help Jessica learn how to feel comfortable wearing beautiful jewels.

Do you wear a lot of jewelry? Do you like silver or gold better?

 

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buttafly

buttafly

Germany

Julito, I sympathize with you but “Come on!” If you snooze, you lose ;) Don’t you know the hazard of rest? I’d get a genuine kick out of mobilizing you :) Yeah, I refuse to be a boring teacher.

02:58 PM Mar 30 2016 |

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yhoma

yhoma

Dominican Republic

I love to wear trendy jewelry. Even if I had enough money to buy it I wouldn’t wear expensive jewelry like gold or diamond, I don’t like it but  I wear trendy and inexpensive accessories almost every time. I think that jewelry makes look feminine and beautiful.

02:58 PM Mar 30 2016 |

julito1

julito1

Argentina

Dear Buttafly, hahahaha! you made my day !  now more than ever y would like to jump on the bandwagon , but hitting the dance floor? hmmm.By all accounts i am an “old man” i can only dance around with my imagination . But i know your German attitude, you won´t let me sitting idle. How much fun must have your students with such an accomplished and funny teacher.

02:25 PM Mar 30 2016 |

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buttafly

buttafly

Germany

julito1: We’d bring a lot of culture into the classroom, don’t you think? We’d hit the dancefloor (between the white board and student desks) to dance a dramatic tango. Drama is such a powerful tool to learn a language  a n d  it adds a little spark and flair to the mix. At any rate, there’s no silver bullet.. but mind, you would be doing everything but sitting :))

02:04 PM Mar 30 2016 |

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julito1

julito1

Argentina

Why Jessica should be jealous for not wearing glitzy diamonds and the likes ? These “rocks” only prove that you are a well-to-do person . But Jessica, if you  like to express yourself then let your personality shine through, starting with : hey ” i belong to the staff members of English Baby. Wow, really ?? 


buttafly: with rhines or without them , i would very much to be seated at your class, among the kids listening to you delivering a lesson on the english language :)))


12:54 PM Mar 30 2016 |

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buttafly

buttafly

Germany

I ‘m not much into jewelry. Just the basics which I wear every single day – and night. Subtle silver earrings and a necklace to cover up a scar. That’s it. I am not the type of person who needs sparkly diamonds to make a statement. I am a teacher, therefore I am also quite comfortable with wearing budget glitz – better known as rhinestones :)


12:11 PM Mar 30 2016 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

ı dont wear any jewelry caused of metal allergy, but ı like them ..different metals & stones with different shapes,colors,stylies..its different beauty .


and ı believe, wearing jevelry sends a message to the people and world from wearing person .and it shows different cultures,traditions,status too..


09:03 AM Mar 30 2016 |

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