最近，有同学问了这样一道题“Describe a person who likes to dress fashionably/well”。这个话题让我想起了我上高中的时候，我的学校来了一个转学生，他叫亚历山大。他跟学校里所有同学都不一样，我们穿着统一的校服，只有他穿着现在常见的街头服饰。但是对于当时的我来说，太新奇了。究竟是怎么回事，咱们一起来聊一聊吧!
本期Part 2 话题
Describe a person who likes to dress fashionably/well
You should say :
Who he/she is
What job he/she does
What kind of clothes he/she wears
And explain why he/she likes fashion
When I was about sixteen years old, I met this guy called Alexander, who dressed unlike anyone I’d met before. I was in high school in Scotland at the time and he’d just transferred to our school from England. In the town where I lived, we didn’t often meet many people from other countries so we weren’t familiar with other fashion styles. It was a real surprise when this new student from thousands of miles away arrived, dressed in clothes none of us had ever seen before.
Alexander was our age, of course, but he seemed like he was from another planet. He spoke differently and acted differently and, as I said, he dressed differently. For one thing, we all wore school uniforms but on his first day, he didn’t. He wore his normal street clothes… but normal for him wasn’t exactly normal for most people. He had a weird style, but it worked for him.
He mixed and matched colours that were bright and bold, and he layered one type of clothing over another, such as wearing a suit jacket over a vest, with a tie but no collar. It was really unusual and everyone thought he was cool because of it. He also wore several different types of hat, even though hats weren’t exactly in fashion back then. Still, wearing something that no one else wore just made him stick out even more.
Most importantly, I think, Alexander appeared confident in what he wore. I guess he just didn’t care what others felt, or perhaps he had some special insight into what clothes would look good on him, even if they seemed unusual. In any case, he had a flair for picking out colours and combining clothes to give him this really unique appearance.
Words & expressions in this episode
1. weird adj. 奇怪的;不寻常的
2. stick out 突出;显眼;伸出;坚持到底
3. insight n. 洞察;领悟;了解
4. flair n. 天分;眼光;鉴赏力