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1

all the pieces of clothing worn at one time; pieces of clothing that are
worn together

Spencer: I would love to see you in this ....: a tank top and a miniskirt.

Lauren: No way! I wouldn’t look anything like that mannequin. I’m too shy and
I’d make a fool of myself wearing such revealing clothes.



* Which outfit would be better for the interview: a skirt and blouse, or pants with a
nice sweater?



2

a shirt with no sleeves; a shirt with a small piece of fabric over each
shoulder and no fabric covering the arms

Spencer: I would love to see you in this outfit: a .... and a miniskirt.
Lauren: No way! I wouldn’t look anything like that mannequin. I’m too shy and
I’d make a fool of myself wearing such revealing clothes.

* Rachelle doesn’t like to wear tank tops because her arms are too thin.

3

a very short skirt that ends high above the knee

Spencer: I would love to see you in this outfit: a tank top and a .....
Lauren: No way! I wouldn’t look anything like that mannequin. I’m too shy and
I’d make a fool of myself wearing such revealing clothes.


* Miniskirts were very popular in the 1960s, but today, knee-length skirts are
more common.

4

a statue that is the shape and size of a human body, most often
used in stores to display clothing that is for sale

Spencer: I would love to see you in this outfit: a tank top and a miniskirt.
Lauren: No way! I wouldn’t look anything like that ...... I’m too shy and
I’d make a fool of myself wearing such revealing clothes.

The dress looked great on the mannequin, but when I tried it on, it just wasn’t
the same.

5

to do or say something that makes other people
laugh at oneself; to do or say something that is foolish or embarrassing

Spencer: I would love to see you in this outfit: a tank top and a miniskirt.
Lauren: No way! I wouldn’t look anything like that mannequin. I’m too shy and
I’d ......wearing such revealing clothes.

* Hillary made a fool of herself when she got drunk and started singing at the
office Christmas party.

6

showing or displaying things that are normally hidden

Spencer: I would love to see you in this outfit: a tank top and a miniskirt.
Lauren: No way! I wouldn’t look anything like that mannequin. I’m too shy and
I’d make a fool of myself wearing such .... clothes.

* Why do actresses choose to wear such revealing dresses when they attend
award ceremonies?

7

a phrase used to emphasize that what someone
just said is incorrect

Spencer: I would love to see you in this outfit: a tank top and a miniskirt.
Lauren: No way! I wouldn’t look anything like that mannequin. I’m too shy and
I’d make a fool of myself wearing such revealing clothes.
Spencer: ...... You would look great on the beach in that
outfit with a bikini underneath.


* I agreed with most of his speech, but toward the end he started saying that we
need more military spending, and that’s where he’s wrong.

8

a two-piece woman’s swimsuit that leaves the stomach and back
exposed, much like a bra and underwear

Spencer: I would love to see you in this outfit: a tank top and a miniskirt.
Lauren: No way! I wouldn’t look anything like that mannequin. I’m too shy and
I’d make a fool of myself wearing such revealing clothes.
Spencer: That’s where you’re wrong. You would look great on the beach in that
outfit with a ....underneath.


* Edna refuses to wear a bikini, because she doesn’t like to show that much of
her body to strangers.

9

a woman’s swimsuit that has only one piece, covering all of the
stomach area

Lauren: I haven’t worn a bikini in years. I always wear a .... now. In fact,
I’d feel more comfortable in a T-shirt, cut-offs, and flip-flops.
Spencer: Why would you want to hide that figure? If you want to do that, why
don’t you just wear this Hawaiian shirt and these board-shorts. Then no one will
know you’re a woman!

* Fast swimmers prefer to wear a one-piece, because they stay in place better
than bikinis do.

10

very casual shorts created by cutting the legs off an old pair of pants

Lauren: I haven’t worn a bikini in years. I always wear a one-piece now. In fact,
I’d feel more comfortable in a T-shirt, ....., and flip-flops.
Spencer: Why would you want to hide that figure? If you want to do that, why
don’t you just wear this Hawaiian shirt and these board-shorts. Then no one will
know you’re a woman!

* When Crystal discovered there were holes in the knees of her favorite jeans,
she got out her scissors and made them into cut-offs.

11

very casual shoes that are totally flat on the bottom and have a thin,
v-shaped piece of cloth or plastic that connects to the bottom on each side of the
foot and between the big toe and the second toe

Lauren: I haven’t worn a bikini in years. I always wear a one-piece now. In fact,
I’d feel more comfortable in a T-shirt, cut-offs, and ......
Spencer: Why would you want to hide that figure? If you want to do that, why
don’t you just wear this Hawaiian shirt and these board-shorts. Then no one will
know you’re a woman!

* As he walked, his flip-flops make a loud sound each time they hit the bottom of
his foot.

12

the shape of one’s body, especially referring to a woman’s curves

Lauren: I haven’t worn a bikini in years. I always wear a one-piece now. In fact,
I’d feel more comfortable in a T-shirt, cut-offs, and flip-flops.
Spencer: Why would you want to hide that .....? If you want to do that, why
don’t you just wear this Hawaiian shirt and these board-shorts. Then no one will
know you’re a woman!

* Ximena has never been pleased with her figure, always wishing she had
smaller hips.

13

a large, shapeless shirt covered with large flowers and other
designs in very bright colors, usually worn by men

Lauren: I haven’t worn a bikini in years. I always wear a one-piece now. In fact,
I’d feel more comfortable in a T-shirt, cut-offs, and flip-flops.
Spencer: Why would you want to hide that figure? If you want to do that, why
don’t you just wear this .... and these board-shorts. Then no one will
know you’re a woman!

* During the week, Kyle wears conservative colors, but on the weekends he
prefers to wear big, bright Hawaiian shirts.

14

very long, baggy (roomy; shapeless) shorts worn by men as a
swimsuit, especially for riding a surfboard

Lauren: I haven’t worn a bikini in years. I always wear a one-piece now. In fact,
I’d feel more comfortable in a T-shirt, cut-offs, and flip-flops.
Spencer: Why would you want to hide that figure? If you want to do that, why
don’t you just wear this Hawaiian shirt and these ..... Then no one will
know you’re a woman!

* Do most men wear board-shorts or swim trunks on the beach?

15

to be able to see skin that is normally covered by clothing,
because a person is wearing sexier clothing than usual

Lauren: Don’t get mad. Okay, you can pick out an outfit for me and I promise to
wear it for you. Okay?
Spencer: Fine, but I’m warning you: I want ....!

* Do you think an actress is more likely to get an acting job if she lets the director
see some skin during her audition?

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