CLASSROOM Grammar Elite
for Junior Secondary Students
Words by Theme

Unit 2

Theme: Cultures—fashion (p.27)

  1. Preference (n.): a greater interest in something than something else

    Generally speaking (一般而言), people today have a preference (偏好) for a simple style of dressing.

  2. Hipster (n.): someone who is trendy or fashionable

    Ripped (破洞的) jeans were already welcome (受歡迎的) among hipsters (趕時髦的人) long before they became popular with the masses (大眾).

  3. Brand (n.): a type of product that a company makes under a particular name

    Uniqlo is a well-known brand (品牌) in Asia owing to (由於) the affordable (實惠的) prices and good quality of its products.

  4. Chic (adj.): stylish and fashionable

    Hip-hop (嘻哈音樂) performers (表演者) not only dance with cool moves (動作) but also wear chic (時髦的) outfits (服裝).

  5. Athleisure (n.): A style of clothing that people wear for doing sports or leisure use

    Athleisure (運動休閒風) clothes are comfortable (舒適的) and stylish (時尚的) for either going to the gym (健身房) or hanging out (閒逛) on the street.

  6. Necklace (n.): A piece of jewellery people wear around the neck

    On social occasions (場合), a well-designed necklace (項鏈) can help highlight (突出) a woman’s femininity (女子氣質).

  7. Accessory (n.): something that people wear to match their clothes

    Some people believe that headphones (耳機) and smart watches (智能手錶) are not just electronic (電子的) products, but also fashion accessories (配飾).

  8. Bracelet (n.): A piece of jewellery people wear around the wrist

    Jade (翡翠) bracelets (手鐲) are favoured (喜愛) by traditional women because jade symbolises (象徵) fortune (幸運) and family happiness.

  9. Trend (n.): a general direction in the way a situation is developing

    Influenced (影響) by Elvis Presley (貓王) and The Beatles (披頭士), bell-bottoms (喇叭褲) were a fashion trend (潮流) in the 1960s and 1970s.