Latihan Listening English dengan Teks: The Fashion Industry

Latihan listening English yang berjudul The Fashion Industry ini menceritakan tentang percakapan supermodel laki-laki bernama Glyn dengan teman perempuannya Trisha yang membahas bagaimana Glyn ingin menghilangkan stereotipye tentang supermodel yang harus tinggi langsing dan perfect. Jadi, jika kamu ingin tahu isi percakapan selengkapnya dalam bahasa Inggris, silahkan klik tombol play pada media player di bawah ini. Setelah mendengarkan, carilah satu teman untuk diajak mempratikkan percakapan ini dengan gaya bahasa dan cara ucap (pronunciation) yang sudah kamu dengarkan dari native speaker dalam listening ini. Selamat mendengarkan.

Latihan Listening English: The Fashion Industry

Trisha: Well. Glyn you’re been called the first male supermodel. Would you agree with that?
Glyn : Not really Trisha, to be honest, I think having a famous designer as a wife helps up my profile, and there are one or two other male models who are household names.
Trisha: Was that how you got into the fashion world? I mean through your wife’s contacts.
Glyn : latihan listening english disertai dengan teks lengkapYes and no. I was working as a catwalk model when I met Regina here in Milan – she was showing her latest collection – and I had already done bits and bobs of catalogue stuff, but it wasn’t until we got it together that I started appearing in fashion magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Trisha: So it has helped then?
Glyn : Definitely. There are so many guys out there, which makes it pretty competitive. Before Regina, I really had to work at it – I was constantly sending out portfolios to agencies and doing auditions.
Trisha: And now?
Glyn : It’s a lot different. I can pick and choose more or less.
Trisha: So, if you don’t like the look of a new collection then you pass.
Glyn : No, it’s not like that. I think a professional can model anything – whatever the color, pattern or cut. It’s the type of work that decides it for me.
Trisha: What do you mean?
Glyn : I don’t do show seasons anymore. I’ve been sticking almost exclusively to print work.
Trisha: And I hear you are planning a career change?
Glyn : Yes, yes it’s true. Regina and I are setting up our own agency so if you fancy a job as a scout, Trisha, just let me know.
Trisha: It’s a competitive business
Glyn : Yes, we know. But we’re going to be a bit different in terms of what type of model we’re looking for.
Trisha: In what way?
Glyn : We’re trying to get away from the stereotypical physical characteristics – you know the men have to be between six foot and six two, jacket size 40-42, the women over five-ten and very slim or even skinny – that type of stuff.
Trisha: Sounds great, but can shorter models really make it in … (fade out).

Source: British Council.

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