Read the dialogue "Jeans". Mariel continues her discussion about jeans and the styles she likes to wear.
Todd: Before musicians like you said used to wear ripped jeans. Jeans with big holes or rips in them.
Mariel: Oh, yeah, that was in the 80's.
Todd: OK, maybe that was my generation. So that's not popular anymore?
Mariel: Some people like to wear ripped jeans, yeah, still, but mainly the rips are quite neat, so they're usually ripped a little bit around the pockets or around the cuffs, you know the bottoms, Yeah
Todd: OK, yeah. That sounds like designer jeans. Maybe then like.... are they specifically made just for that style?
Mariel: Well, yeah. Actually, quite often the jeans you buy in the store are already ripped or already worn so they look like they're old but they are brand new.
Todd: But designer jeans can be really expensive, right?
Mariel: Oh, they can be very expensive but people are willing to pay the money because they're designer jeans. They're cool.
Todd: Well, how much do you pay for jeans?
Mariel: I can pay up to 120 Euros for jeans.
Todd: A hundred and twenty Euros.
Todd: That's a lot of money.
Mariel: It's a lot of money, yeah, especially because I'm a student but I'm willing to put the money into it if the jeans fit very well.
Todd: Just, lastly about jeans, these days there's many different colors. You have the light blue jeans, or the darker blue jeans. Which colors do you like to wear?
Mariel: That depends on the time of the year actually. In the summer I like to wear light blue jeans and then in the winter I sometimes wear black jeans or really dark blue jeans.
Todd: Oh, that's interesting. So you change the color by season?
Mariel: Yeah, generally I think I wear more darker clothes in the winter.
Todd: Well, just off hand, how many jeans do you think you have? How many pairs do you have at home?
Mariel: I think I have about eight or nine pairs.
Todd: That's a lot.
Mariel: That's a lot but actually, I use only two pairs of them.
Todd: Your favorites?
Mariel: Yeah, my favorite jeans. And they're baggy.
Todd: OK, thanks Mariel.
Mariel: You're welcome. My pleasure.
Write three words into each gap:
1. Mariel: Oh, they can be very expensive but people are willing to because they're designer jeans. They're cool.
2. Mariel: That depends on the time of the year actually. In the summer I like to wear light blue jeans and then in the winter I sometimes wear really dark blue jeans.
3. Todd: Well, just off hand, how many jeans do you think you have? How many pairs do home?