GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|11. Going shopping


1.1 Answer the questions.


1. Do you like shopping? What kinds of things for?

2. Have you ever spent too much? What did you buy? How did you feel afterwards?


1.1 What do you know about Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani?

1.2 Read the introduction to an interview and look at the photos. Do you like the clothes?


7 questions with fashion designer Nicole Miller

From her famous clothing line to furniture and home products, it’s hard to say for sure how many Nicole Miller products you probably own without even knowing it. Nicole began her career interning for renowned dress designer Clovis Ruffin in New York City. From the start, she proved that being a business woman and a designer makes for huge success in the fashion industry. After working her way up at various fashion companies, she partnered with businessman Bud Konehim in starting her very own line in the mid-1980s. Over the years her clothing line has expanded into beauty and home products with numerous collaborations that continue to grow.

1.3 Read the interview.

When did you first realize you wanted to pursue a career as a designer?
When I was in high school – I was very focused on design so I went to Rhode Island School of Design.

When did you land your first internship and what was the most valuable thing you learned from this experience?
I had an internship in college, and after two weeks the company went out of business. Fortunately, I was able to get another internship, but I realized early on what an unforgiving business this is.

What was your first job out of college, and how did you land that position?
My first job was actually for my second internship — it was for a designer named Clovis Ruffin who was famous for wrap dresses.

What did you wear to your first interview?
I have not a clue what I wore to my first interview. I do remember wearing an Evelyn de Jonge dress to one interview though.

If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before beginning your career what would it be?
No time to waste.

What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
It’s a lot more work for everyone and it certainly has created jobs. Social media really is a whole new industry in itself. It’s a great method of promoting your brand in your own personal way.

What was your biggest fear when going out and starting your own line?
I was never scared.

1.4 Mark T (true) or F (false). Say why false sentences are false.

1.5 Look at the highlighted words and phrases related to fashion and shopping, and guess their meaning.


Present Perfect or Past Simple?

Conversations often begin in the Present Perfect (with a general question) and then change to the Past Simple to ask for or give specific details ( when, who, where, what…).

A: Have you ever been to Mexico?
B: Yes, I have.
A: When did you go there?
B: I went last year.
A: Have you seen his new film ?
B: Yes, I have.
A: What did you think of it?
B: I loved it.

1.1 Put the verbs into the correct tense (Past Simple or Present Perfect).

1.2 Complete the sentences. Use Past Simple and Present Perfect.


1.1 Listen to three people answering the question «Have you ever bought something that you’ve never worn?». What did they buy? Choose 1-3. (There is one item you don’t need.)

Have you ever bought something that you’ve never worn?

I = interviewer, M = man, W = woman

Dialogue 1.
I: Have you ever bought something that you’ve never worn?
M: Yes – I think everyone has. I remember how I bought some socks that I never wore.
I: What was the problem with them?
M: They were smaller than my size, I didn’t have time to try them on… I was in a hurry… So when I went home and dressed for anniversary of my parents I realized that they were too small. Maybe for a teenager.

Dialogue 2.
I: Have you ever bought something that you’ve never worn?
W: Yes. Boxing gloves. It’s so funny… I wanted to get into shape. So I decided to do a boxing course. Then, of course, I changed my mind.
I: Why not?
W: I was worried that someone would knock my teeth out.

Dialogue 3.
I: Have you ever bought something that you’ve never worn?
W: Sadly, it happens to me quite often, because I like online shopping. There are so many clothes in my wardrobe.
I: What was the last thing that you ordered?
W: Well, I bought a coat last time. The color is awful and the size is not mine.
I: Don’t you like going and choosing something in the shops?
W: Unfortunately, I don’t have much time. It’s much easier to choose online… Easier but not cheaper.

1.2 Listen again. What was the problem with the clothes? Choose and mark 1-3.

1.3 Have you ever bought something that you’ve never worn? What was it?


1.1 Listen to some sentences from the listening part again. Complete the gaps with one word.

1. They were smaller than my size, I didn’t have time to try them on.
2. Have you ever bought something that you’ve never worn?
3. I like online shopping.
4. The color is awful and the size is not mine.
5. It’s much easier to choose online…Easier but not cheaper.


In a shop

2.1 Match the words and pictures.

Fit or suit?

If clothes don’t fit you, it means they are the wrong size
(e.g. too big, too small, too tight, too loose)

If clothes don’t suit you, it means they don’t look good on you.

3.1 Read the text about shopping online. Then complete it with words from the list.


1.1 How is ‘c’ pronounced in these words? Write them in the right column.

cut / cigar / celebrate / peace / recall / accent / cute / celebrate / cinema / clothes / fancy / credit card

1.2 Listen and repeat.

[k] – cut, cute, car, recall, accent, clothes, credit card
[c] – celebrate, cigar, peace, fancy, cinema

2.1 How is ‘ch’ usually pronounced? Listen and tick the two words where ‘ch’ is pronounced differently.

Sandwich, church, charm, character, children, chaos, choose


1.1 Complete the questions with the past participle of the verb.

1.2 Ask and answer these questions. Try to say more information if you can.


pic8_Who am I


1.1 Complete the sentences with words.


1.2 Put the verb in the correct form.


1.3 How is ‘c’ pronounced in these words? Write them in the right row.

peace / credit card / accent / fancy / clothes / car / cigar / recall

1.4 Learn these words and phrases:

1.5 Listen and translate the words into Russian.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Speaking
  • Homework
  1. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|1. Where are you from?
  2. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people
  3. GE|Adults| Pre-Intermediate|3. Things you wear. Prepositions of place. Clothes
  4. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|4. How did you spend your holidays?
  5. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|5. Historical events
  6. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|6. How to tell a good story?
  7. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|7. What are you going to do?
  8. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|8. Old friends
  9. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|9. Can you explain it in English? Words-helpers
  10. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
  11. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|11. Going shopping
  12. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|12. Good weekend vs bad weekend. At the weekend
  13. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|13. Life in metropolises
  14. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|14. Describing a town (city)
  15. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
  16. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|16. Pessimist vs Optimist. Choose your side
  17. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|17. Speak low, if you speak 'Love'
  18. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|18. Every great dream begins with a dreamer
  19. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|19. I told her: my house is your house. So she sold it
  20. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom...
  21. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|21. You don't have to be great to start...
  22. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 1: Check into the hotel
  23. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
  24. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
  25. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
  26. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
  27. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
  28. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13