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Vocabulary Quiz
brand name • his style • into the mold
 from scratch • craft store
  1. She prefers to make her bread , but she doesn't usually have time.
  2. He did fit at his new school.
  3. If the clothes aren't he won't wear them.
  4. Athletic clothes are not .
  5. I want to go to the to look at the cloth.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

960 Fashion Sense
Melissa talks about what influences what she wears.

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brand name


I'm not a brand name person.

A 'brand name person' only buys clothes from famous shops or designers. Notice the following.

  1. I buy most of my clothes at the Gap or Giordano, so I guess I'm a brand name person.
  2. My sister spends all her money on brand name clothes.

not my style


That's not my style.

Clothes we don't feel comfortable wearing are not our style. Here are two samples.

  1. Expensive designer clothes are not my style.
  2. I love sports but football shirts and baseball caps are just not my style.

fit into a mold


Her style doesn't fit into a mold.

Clothes that 'fit into a mold' are all the same style. Notice the samples.

  1. Mark's in a punk band so he really fits into a mold.
  2. She buys everything second hand. She doesn't care about fitting into a mold.

do from scratch


I don't make clothes from scratch.

When we do something from scratch, we buy the materials and make it ourselves. Here are some samples.

  1. When I was a kid, my mom used to bake cakes from scratch.
  2. Julie makes all her clothe from scratch.

a craft store


I buy fabric at a craft store.

A craft store sells materials and tools used for making creative things. Notice the following.

  1. We can buy materials to make the party decorations at the craft store.
  2. She buys pieces of fabric at the craft store.