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Learn about leather in this English lesson

Date: Feb 01 2016

Themes: Fashion

Grammar: Zero Conditional


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Imagine that you need a new wallet. What will you buy? Will you get a fabric one? A wallet made out of plastic or some other synthetic material? Or will you get a tough, long-lasting leather wallet?

Many people prefer leather over other fabrics. It is strong and lasts a long time. It can be used to make many different things. It feels smooth and soft and has a wonderful scent. Leather is also very fashionable. People love to wear designer leather jackets and shoes. However, some people think that leather is not humane. Their conscience will not let them wear the skin of animals. They prefer to use synthetic fabrics for their clothes.

Sara and Julie are talking about Sara’s new leather purse. Find out what they think in this English lesson.


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Sara_R:  I just bought the most amazing, gigantic leather purse. I love it.

Julie:  Awesome!

Sara_R:  Yeah! Do you have a leather purse of your own?

Julie:  I don’t. My purse is made out of some synthetic material.

Sara_R:  I buy leather whenever I can. It’s so long-lasting and durable and strong and… I love the aroma!

Julie:  Huh. What about the argument that leather is made from animals and a lot of people are against using animal skin for products?

Sara_R:  Well, that’s a good thing to believe in. You have a conscience. Good for you.

Julie:  I’m not saying that’s necessarily how I feel. I just know that a lot of people are sort of anti-leather for that reason.

Sara_R:  That’s true.

Julie:  Personally, I’m kind of ambivalent. I mean, I have some leather shoes.

Sara_R:  That is something to think about.


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Sara just got a new leather purse. She loves everything about leather: the way it feels, how long it lasts, and the way it smells. Sara buys leather whenever she has the opportunity. She wants to know if Julie also likes leather.

Julie does not own a leather purse, but she does have some leather shoes. She feels conflicted about owning leather. She is not sure if it is a good thing to do or not. She reminds Sara that some people do not believe in owning leather because it is made from animal skins. Sara says it is good that Julie has a conscience and that leather is an important thing to think about.

Do you like leather? Do you have any leather clothes?



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Well I am kind of ambivalent also. I am against using the furs for clothing, it’s really so cruel, but I have leather purse and shoes, I do not like shoes that are made out of synthetic materials.  

03:38 AM Feb 03 2016 |




I like leather. Especially leather shoes are very comfortable.  I am sad about that they are used animal skin and that is felt me like selfish 😔

12:26 AM Feb 02 2016 |

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Russian Federation

I can’t live without leather. I like good leather shoes, bags, wallets, belts… And I have many. But I don’t have any leather jacket in my wardrobe… May be I haven’t met mine yet?

12:19 AM Feb 02 2016 |

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personally i love leather clothes like leather jacket and my shoes i love anyting about leather because make you very very special and very very stylish i heard some peopel they ddon’t like leather or anyting it’s made from animal skins .. i think they are wrong by me because friend you should enjoy animals in eating and dress…._

08:57 PM Feb 01 2016 |




  • yeah accually i have some leather shoes and pures also , since i like it especailly as sara said it,s durable and has nice scent too , in addition to that i like the lesson which provides me a new vocabulary 

06:37 PM Feb 01 2016 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

what is cheep may cost more than we expeceted i bought a fabric hand bag and it  wore out in two mounth so i recomend you to by leather one

05:13 PM Feb 01 2016 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I bought a pair of leather shoes three years ago and  I think they work for me this year,where I live ,khorasan province is known for its leather sheep and I some  time use from this product ,they are just a little expensive 

04:37 PM Feb 01 2016 |




I think I’m getting more anti leather person. I love animals and the idea, a purse made from their skin makes me feel sad. I’ll go for a knitted, plastic, fabric purse. And vegetarian thing is not bad as well. It’s healthier. Who is with me? Let’s go green tea lovers!

04:33 PM Feb 01 2016 |


United States

I am so glad to hear Sara’s voice again . I like leather seat in my car , It is easy to clean . I have a leather jacket  as well . Well, God creates some animals for some purpose like cows eat grass , humans eat beef and when humans and cows die become food for grass , the cycle is never end. 

04:09 PM Feb 01 2016 |




Well, I have no some even never and of course I wont. I’m in a mind which is thinking that we shouldnt wear any kinds of leather from skin of animals. Hunting of them then kill em, it seems like we force our style by the way we kill. what a poor. 

08:11 AM Feb 01 2016 |

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