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    Vocabulaire: shoes

    It may be pleasant to be bare-footed and walk on warm sand, for instance.


    Many civilizations do not protect their feet: others feel the need to wear

    protections on their feet: shoes, of all sorts! 





     a shoe/ a pair of shoes 
     the sole 
     the heel 
     to wear high heels 
     high-heeled shoes 
     stiletto heels 
     platform shoes 
     flat shoes 
     patent shoes
     a strap 
     a shoelace/ a shoestring                                                                                                        

     to lace up one's shoes / to do one's shoes up 

     a shoehorn

    - To put one's shoes on ///// to take one's shoes off

     a boot 
     tight boots 
     wellingtons/ wellies 
     mocassins/ loafers  
     pumps/ court shoes                                                                                                               
     a sandal 
     a clog 
     canvas shoes 
     trainers/ sneakers 




     a shoeshop 

     the shoe repairer/ the cobbler/ the shoe mender                                                                   

     shoe polish/ shoe cream 
     to polish one's shoes 
     to pinch 

    -  To have one's shoes mended/ to have one's shoes repaired

    - To have a pair of shoes resoled

    - Can I try these sneakers on, please?


    Be careful when "converting" sizes in Anglo-Saxon countries!    

    : a European size will correspond to different Anglo-Saxon sizes for men and women...  

     EUROPE 35 35.5 36 3737.5 3838.5 3940 4142 43 44 45
     UNITED KINGDOM, men  3 3.5 4 4.5  5 5.5  6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 10 11
     UNITED KINGDOM, women  2.5  3 3.5  4 4.5  5 5.5 66.5  77.5  8 9.510.5
     USA and CANADA, men3.5  4 4.5  5 5.5  6 6.5 77.5  88.5  910.511.5
     USA and CANADA, women 5 5.5  6 6.5  7 7.5  88.5 99.51010.5 12 13




    - To be as comfortable/ common/ tough/ as an old shoe: Very familiar or comfortable

    - It's another pair of shoes: Entirely different

    - To be in someone's shoes: to share a particular experience or circumstance with someone



                                                                                                    To be in someone's shoes...


    - Another pair of shoes to fill: very high standards

    - Daddy/ Mammy/ the baby/ needs new shoes: hoping to get good luck in a game of chance:

    - Don't judge someone until you have walked (a mile) in their shoes...understand another person's 


    - Dead  men's shoes: to await one's inheritance

    - ... where the shoe pinches... Where trouble or stress originates



    - If the shoe fits, wear it:  acknowledge or accept responsibility or blame

    - To shake/ quake in one's shoes: to be very nervous or afraid

    - If the shoe were on the other foot...: If the roles were reversed

    -  A shoestring budget: a budget that is very meager or just enough to suit its purpose.





    I hope you're comfortable in your shoes, and will be even better after the coming test! 


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    A. 'Well, Lucy, will you come with me to the to buy the you’ve wanted for so long, and a pair of for me…'

    B. 'Will you buy sandals or , Mom? Do you know your size?' 'Of course I do, I’m a, depending on shoes. Anyway, I'll try both sizes on…'

    C. 'Oh mom, I love these shoes… but you know I’m clumsy and fast enough… Do you think they’ll have them with instead?'

    D. 'I’ve tried these on and they fit perfectly… though I’d rather have them in blue if they have my size…'

    E. If I , I wouldn’t choose so quickly… I’d weigh the pros and cons…

    F. On a like this one, I wonder how they manage to make ends meet...

    G. When Pete started learning music, he knew he had as his father is a very famous pianist...




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