tweetkids workshop: beachwear and bikinis

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Beach vocabulary.

With some coloured paper and fashion model templates we made some bikini clad ladies and one fine gentleman fit for a day on the beach.

New words included beach towel and beach bag, flip flops, sunglasses and sunhat, and of course the swimsuit. A swimsuit actually has many names in English, just to make things complicated: bathing suitswimming costumeswimming suitcossie (short for “costume”), or swimming trunks (for boys and men). Whatever they might be referred to, they will never be as popular as the two-piece bikini comprising of a bikini top and bikini bottoms. Interestingly the bikini was invented by the French automobile engineer come fashion designer Louis Réard, and here he is:

Louis Réard
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Born 1897
Died 16 September 1984
Nationality French
Occupation automobile engineer, fashion designer
Known for inventing bikini

Here below are our bikini inventions. Notice our high-waisted bikini bottoms in keeping with summer 2013 fashion trends!

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Well done to the beachwear fashion designers Francesca, Matteo and Viola.

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