GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre

Warm-up

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1.1 Answer the questions.

1. Do you like shopping? For what kinds of things?

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

3. How long do you usually shop for?

4. Do you prefer to shop alone or with other people? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

5. Do you collect points or stamps at any stores?

Speaking

1.1 Read and remember shopping phrases.


1.2 Read the phrases from the box and make a conversation. Then role play with your teacher.

SA — shop assistant

C — customer

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2.1 Watch and listen to the dialogue «Grocery shopping». Then answer the questions according to this conversation.

grocery shopping — покупка продуктов

half a kilogram — полкило (0,5 кг)

SA: Good morning!
C: Good morning!
SA: Can I help you?
C: Yes, please. I would like some cheese.
SA: Cheese? Certainly! How much cheese would you like?
C: I’d like half a kilogram.
SA: Half a kilogram…OK…Here you are! Half a kilogram of cheese.
C: Thank you. I would also like some rice.
SA: Rice…Sure! How much rice would you like?
C: I’d like about 5 kilograms.
SA: 5 (five) kilograms of rice? Emm..I have 4 (four) and a half kilograms. Is that OK?
C: Hmm…OK.
SA: Here you are! Four and a half kilograms of rice.
C: Thanks.
SA: Anything else?
C: Yes. I’d like some oil.
SA: Oil…Certainly! How much oil would you like?
C: I’d like three (3) litres.
SA: Three litres…OK….Three litres of oil. Here you are!
C: Thanks.
SA: Something else?
C: Yes. I’d like some milk.
SA: Milk…Sure! How much milk would you like?
C: I’d like one (1) litre.
SA: One litre…All right!…Here you are! One litre of milk.
C: Thanks!
SA: And anything else today?
C: No! That’s all! Thanks.

2.2 Answer the questions (mark True of False):


2.3 Explain and correct False statements.

Vocabulary

1.1 Read and learn shopping words and phrases. Turn the flashcard to see the explanation of each word.


1.2 Look at the picture and write the correct word/phrase.

Listening

1.1 Listen to Ron and Hellen and answer the questions.

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Hellen & Ron

H = Hellen, R = Ron

H: Hey, Ron, come on. Keep going.
R: Sorry. I’m a bit tired today.
H: You aren’t exactly in a good shape, are you?
R: I know. That’s true. I’m eating a lot of sweets these months.
H: Why won’t you eat less! Where is your healthy way of living?
R: It’s not so easy as it used to be. I kept diet, and once tried Poland chocolate…after that I can’t stop eating sweets…
H: You don’t do sport anymore! I haven’t seen you in the gym for a long time.
R: Well, I walk a lot with my dog.
H: Walking isn’t enough, Ron. What else do you do to keep fit?
R: Sometimes I run. When I’m in a hurry.
H: Ron, it’s not you! You know, your friend Jane goes running all the time. Before and after work. Why won’t you join her?
R: You know, I’m not very keen on running. It’s a bit boring.
H: So why don’t you play volleyball with me and my friends?
R: OK. That sounds great. But I don’t have any sport wear…
H: Trainers? Sneakers! You can buy some.
R: Is there a sports shop near here?
H: Sure, there’s one in the corner of the street.


1. Why isn’t Ron in a good shape?
2. Why does Ron gain weight?
3. How does he keep fit?
4. How does Jane keep fit?
5. What does Ron think about running?
6. What does Hellen suggest that Ron could do?
7. What does Ron need to do first?


British and American English

sneakers = American English; trainers = British English

store = American English; shop = British English


2.1 Look at the box about making suggestions. Listen and repeat the phrases.

– Why won’t you eat less?
– Where is your healthy way of living?
– It’s not so easy as it used to be.
– So why don’t you play volleyball with me and my friends?
–OK. That sounds great.

3.1 Listen to the dialogue. Answer the questions.

Taking something back to a shop

S = Sales assistant, R = Ron
S: Can I help you, sir?
R: Yes. Do you have these in ten?
S: Just a minute. I need to check.
***
S: Here you are, these are ten. Would you like to try them on?
R: No, thanks. I think they’ll be good; How much are they?
S: They’re $70.32.
R: Oh, it says $52.99.
S: Yes, but there’s an added sales tax of 12%.
R: Oh, OK. Do you take American Express?
S: Sure.
***
S: Can I help you?
R: Yes, I bought these about half an hour ago.
S: Yes, I remember, is there any problem?
R: Yes, I’m afraid they’re too big.
S: What size are they?
R: They’re ten, But I take a UK ten .
S: Oh right. Yes, a UK ten is a US nine.
R: Do you have a pair?
S: I’ll go and check. Just a minute.
***
S: Unfortunately we don’t have this size. But we do have these and they’re the same price. Or you can have a refund.
R: Erm… I’ll take this pair then, please.
S: Ok. Do you have the receipt?
R: Yes, here you are.
S: Excellent.

1. What’s the problem with Ron’s trainers?

2. What does he do in the end?


3.2 Listen again. Complete the sales assistant’s phrases.

S = Sales assistant, R = Ron


4.1 Listen and repeat the phrases. Copy the rhythm.

Can I help you, sir?

S = Sales assistant, R = Ron
S: Can I help you, sir?
R: Yes. Do you have these in ten? (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: Just a minute. I need to check.
***
S: Here you are, these are ten. Would you like to try them on?
R: No, thanks. I think they’ll be good; How much are they? (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: They’re $70.32.
R: Oh, it says $52.99. (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: Yes, but there’s an added sales tax of 12%.
R: Oh, OK. Do you take American Express? (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: Sure.
***
S: Can I help you?
R: Yes, I bought these about half an hour ago. (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: Yes, I remember, is there any problem?
R: Yes, I’m afraid they’re too big. (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: What size are they?
R: They’re ten, But I take a UK ten. (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: Oh right. Yes, a UK ten is a US nine.
R: Do you have a pair? (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: I’ll go and check. Just a minute.
***
S: Unfortunately we don’t have this size. But we do have these and they’re the same price. Or you can have a refund.
R: Erm… I’ll take this pair then, please. (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: Ok. Do you have the receipt?
R: Yes, here you are. (5 seconds pause for sts to repeat)
S: Excellent.

A pair

We often use a pair to talk about plural clothes, e.g.: a pair of shoes, trainers, boots, jeans, trousers, etc.


Ron decides to do some exercise

4.2 Listen and choose the right answer.


Jane and Ron

J = Jane, R = Ron
R: Hi, Jane.
J: Hey, Ron
R: Did you have good day?
J: Oh, you know. A lot of arrangements! How was your day?
R: It was good. I went to ‘City’ and met some friends.
J: And you had time to go shopping, too.
R: Oh yeah. I’ve just bought these. Do you wanna have a look?
J: What are they?
R: A pair of trainers …er, sneakers.
J: Nice. I like. Why did you buy sneakers?
R: I think I need to lose weight.
J: Oh, good for you. You know, I go running every morning in the Central Park.
R: Do you?
J: It’s so beautiful early in the morning. And there are not many people there. Fresh air, view… If you want, you can join me.
R: Why not?
J: Great! I’ll come by your home tomorrow morning.
R: OK. What time?
J: Six forty-five?
R: Six…?
J: Forty-five.
R: Well… Can we do it a bit later? Say, seven forty-five?
J: That’s too late, Rob. Let’s make it seven fifteen.
R: Ok. Thanks
J: Great. See you later.
R: Deal.
H: Volleyball and running, Ron? You must have a lot of energy.
R: We’ll see.

Practical English

1.1 Do the quiz.

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1. What four letters do you often see in clothes which tell you the size?

2. What do the letters mean?

3. How do you call the room where you can try on clothes?

4. What’s the name of the piece of paper a shop assistant gives you when you buy something?

5. How do you say these prices?

£32.54 $71 12c €11.90


2.1 Look at the Social English phrases. Can you remember any of the missing words?

Social English phrases


2.2 Listen and repeat the phrases.

1. Have you had a good day?
2. Oh, you know. Arrangements!
3. If you want you can join me.
4. Can we do it a bit later?
5. Say, seven forty-five?
6. Let’s make it seven fifteen.

3.1 Can you…?

– make suggestions to do something

– take something you have bought back to the store

– arrange a time to meet somebody.


4.1 Practise in making suggestions.

You are a foreigner in a country. You have problems to get to the City Park. Ask your teacher to give you some instructions. Then choose another place and swap the roles.

Homework

1.1 Write the shopping phrases in English.


2.1 Match the words/phrases to their correct meaning.


3.1 Read the dialogue between a customer and a shopkeeper. Click on the incorrect words in the text. Then write their correct way of writing in the gaps below.



Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Speaking
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening
  • Practical English
  • Homework
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