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Working in Fashion

Wendy is finding out about style on the set of a photo shoot. Watch as she finds out what you need to know to work in fashion.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


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Intermediate: B1


Fashion is an important part of life. I like fashion and want to make my life more interesting every day.
Fashion reflects the era we live in

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hello LearnEnglishTeam,
I wonder what is the real meaning of (still), at the beginning, when the presenter says ' The world of fashion never stays still´. obviously, it means that it´s changing continuously, but the word still in this sentence it´s not familiar to me, I always use it in expressions such as ´I´m still hungry´or it´s still raining out there.

Hello Armandito,

'Still' has a number of meanings, as you can see if you check it in a dictionary:


The relevant meanings here are as follows:

1. I'm still hungry

up to and including the present or the time mentioned; even now (or then) as formerly

2. The world of fashion never stays still

not moving or making a sound



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter M,
Thank you, for this very useful information.
I wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Best regards!

My wife like this, she made her own dress many times more when she was a young, right now, she is taking class to design the same model but in different size.

Hello, Please explain me these structure: "I kind of got that help me..." and "I sort of learned more about.." I really confuse about that.

"kind of" and "sort of" are adverbs:
"kind of" means rather, somewhat.
"sort of" means lightly

ex: Gambling and prostitution ... have been prohibited, but only sort of.

Hello Doan Hoai Lien,

The sentences in which these appear are as follows (from the transcript):

The real training that I kind of got that helps me today is just from assisting photographers

I went to the Royal College of Arts, where I sort of learned more about textile design and fashion

We can remove 'kind of' and 'sort of' from these sentences without changing their meaning. When we add these phrases we are making the statement a little less clearly defined. They mean something like 'in a way'. For example, we can say the following:

Did you like the film?


Here the statement is very clear and definite.

Did you like the film?

Yes, I sort of liked it.

Here the statement is much less certain and not so strong.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team