Az a bizonyos csúnya karácsonyi pulcsi … ennek a srácnak több, mint 100 van belőle – szókincs, olvasott szövegértéses feladat

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Adam Attew karácsonyi pulóvereket gyűjt. A gyűjteménye már meg is haladta a 100 darabot. De miért is gyűjti őket? Erről szól a következő cikk és a feladat is.

Meet the man with a collection of over 100 Christmas jumpers

Adam Attew, a 32-year-old retail assistant from East London, has amassed over 100 Christmas jumpers over the last decade.

Wearing them seems to brighten the moods of others around him – so he can’t wait to start donning them again come December 1, at which point he’ll wear a different one daily.

‘It started over 10 years ago when I needed a jumper for a Christmas market where I was selling baked goods,’ he tells Metro.co.uk.

‘Christmas jumpers were just starting to be a thing then. I had never even thought about them before. I wanted to be as Christmassy as the setting of the market. 

‘So, I bought one and wondered if there were more out there. Then I was shopping in the Christmas sales and spotted a few in the sale for £3, some for even £1, and got about five or so.

‘Every sale period I continued looking online for new ones until I had 25 or so.’

He buys the knits from high street stores such as Primark through to second-hand car boot sales and charity shops.

On Facebook in 2016, he created his own advent calendar by posting a picture each day wearing one of the 25 jumpers in the lead up to the big day.

‘I guess I wanted to continue with it and before I knew it, several years later, I had over 100… oops,’ he said.

‘I think getting them for less spurred me on big time as I have always been a savvy shopper – getting a £16 jumper for £3 was a buzz and a lot of my jumpers were bought like that.

‘Most I have paid under £5 for with some special ones ranging between £12-16 each, online.’

The most he’s spent on a jumper is £20 – it’s Willy Wonka themed.

Compliments from others spurs him on, as Adam says the attention makes him ‘feel great’.

‘Not everyone knows the scale of my jumpers collection, and those that do love seeing the new ones,’ the retail assistant tells us.

‘At my workplace I wear one and often am the only one, so people sometimes think I’m the manager as everyone else is plain clothed.’

At Christmas time, Adam’s boss allows staff to dress in festive attire as he is also a big Christmas fan. Usually, only Adam takes up the opportunity.

‘When I am out at events again, I’m the only one usually in festive attire, which makes me stand out straight away,’ he explains.

‘I like the compliments and enjoyment people get from them, bringing some festive cheer to the day.

sources (article; pictures): Metro; Adam Stephen Attew facebook page

A cikk elolvasása után döntsétek el, hogy a következő állítások igazak (T) vagy hamisak (F) a cikkben olvasottak alapján.

  1. Adam wears his special pullovers only at Christmas.
  2. Adam started buying Christmas jumpers when they started to become a fad for the first time.
  3. Adam buys his Christmas pullovers online.
  4. At his workplace his workmates also wear Christmas pullovers.
  5. Adam’s boss lets the staff wear Christmassy clothes as he is also keen on Christmas.

keys/megoldások:

1.F, he doesn’t wear them only from 24th to 26th December, but he wears them from 1st December and every day at work.
2. T
3. F, he buys them in stores, in second hand car boot sales,
in charity shops and online as well.
4. F, they are plain-clothed, Adam is the only person who wears
Christmas pullovers at work.
5. T

Vocabulary

to amass felhalmozni
decade évtized
to brighten the moods felvidítani a hangulatot
to don (ruhát) felvenni
setting díszlet/elrendezés
to wonder tűnődni
to spot észrevenni/kiszúrni
knits kötött pulcsik
second-hand car boot sales használt holmik zsibvására (autó csomagtartójából árulják a termékeket)
to spur me on ösztönözni valakit valami végzésére
savvy shopper hozzáértő vásárló
buzz izgatott örömteli érzés
compliments bókok/elismerések
a scale of skálája/aránya
retail assistant kiskereskedelmi eladó
plain clothed hétköznapi ruházatban felöltözött
festive attire ünnepi öltözet
to take up the opportunity megragadni a lehetőséget
to bring festive cheer// fad ünnepi vidámságot hozni// divatőrület

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