Shop til you drop

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Shop 'til you drop

Crafted from the new waves on English Circles the conversation lesson follows a familiar pattern. Simple conversation questions get the class under way about shopping mores, followed by a brief look at some appropriate idioms. The rest of the lessons includes questions, roleplays and brainstorming and some usual shopping terms.

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Shop til you drop

  1. 1. Shop ' til you drop! Conversation Class www.englishcircles.com
  2. 2. Shopping <ul><li>Do you like shopping? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you go shopping? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you shop? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you shop with? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you shop? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you buy? </li></ul><ul><li>Does someone else shop for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you a ‘shopaholic’? </li></ul>http://gracemagazine.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/shopping400.jpg
  3. 3. Shopping Idioms <ul><li>Shop ' til you drop! </li></ul><ul><li>Window shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Pay through the nose </li></ul><ul><li>An eye for a bargain </li></ul><ul><li>Sniff out a deal </li></ul><ul><li>Cost an arm and a leg </li></ul><ul><li>To get ripped off </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shopping Idioms <ul><li>Sniff out a deal </li></ul><ul><li>Cost an arm and a leg </li></ul><ul><li>To get ripped off </li></ul><ul><li>Shop 'til you drop! </li></ul><ul><li>Window shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Pay through the nose </li></ul><ul><li>An eye for a bargain </li></ul>To be able to find items at the best price
  5. 5. Shopping Idioms <ul><li>Cost an arm and a leg </li></ul><ul><li>To get ripped off </li></ul><ul><li>Shop 'til you drop! </li></ul><ul><li>Window shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Pay through the nose </li></ul>To pay too much for something
  6. 6. Shopping Idioms <ul><li>Cost an arm and a leg </li></ul><ul><li>Shop 'til you drop! </li></ul><ul><li>Window shopping </li></ul>Tire yourself out on a shopping trip
  7. 7. Shopping Idioms <ul><li>Cost an arm and a leg </li></ul><ul><li>Window shopping </li></ul>Something that’s very expensive
  8. 8. Window shopping Let’s go
  9. 9. The Bakers http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2101/2047413576_f130f25ccf.jpg Croissants Eclairs (mini) cakes Flans Cakes Pastries Sponge cakes
  10. 10. The Mall http://www.sydney-australia.biz/shopping/graphics/sydney-shopping.jpg Where’s the biggest mall you know of? Do you like to shop at the mall? Is it expensive? Is there a mall in your city? What benefits did it bring? Why are malls successful? Do you eat in a mall? Where? What’s the food like? What effect do new malls have on local shops?
  11. 11. The Department Store http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/72/78/727802_3cce1661.jpg Womenswear Menswear Childrenswear Sportswear Casualwear Formalwear ...any more? Beginning with A... Tell me something you can buy in a department store!
  12. 12. The Supermarket http://frank.itlab.us/worldtrip_2002/glen_alec_shopping.jpg Do you shop in a supermarket? What do you think of supermarkets? Do you know what a hypermarket is? What are the benefits of supermarket shopping? Did you used to push the trolley as a kid?
  13. 13. The Market http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/01/09/010951_9045b75b.jpg What can you imagine buying at this market? What other markets can you think of?
  14. 14. The Jumble Sale http://farm1.static.flickr.com/118/275632685_1f334fd6f2.jpg Charity Good cause Bric-a-brac Second hand Bring and buy
  15. 15. The Car Boot Sale http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/42/87/428765_71300e7d.jpg Have you been to a car boot sale? Why do people have car boot sales?
  16. 16. The Auction http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/11/08/arts/08auction_CA0.600.jpg auctioneer gavel Telephone bidder Going once, going twice, sold... Have you ever bought something at an auction?
  17. 17. The Off-License http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/2288151499_0627305cdb.jpg This a ‘chain’ of shops in the UK. Do you have ‘chains’ that sell alcohol? The Off-License is often a place for part-time work. Have you ever done part-time work?
  18. 18. The Tobacconists http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2042/2232052245_ef48b0333d.jpg Do tobacconists still ‘make a living’ in your country/city? What’s your opinion on shops like these? What kind of people still use the tobacconists?
  19. 19. The Grocer http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Gourock_greengrocers_ext.jpg Do you use a local grocer? What do they sell? The local grocer is a dying trade – why? friendly convenient
  20. 20. The Butcher http://farm1.static.flickr.com/7/8557976_46ebd5bc2b.jpg?v=0 What meats can you buy from the butcher? Are you a carnivore or a herbivore Why become a vegetarian? Could you kill an animal for food?
  21. 21. The Newsagent’s http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/2333492787_60c1fe7316.jpg What can you buy at a newsagent’s? What services can a newsagent offer? Do you read the newspaper or a magazine regularly? How do you think the internet is affecting the trade of the local newsagent? What can the newsagent do to compete with the digital press?
  22. 22. The Greengrocer http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Gourock_greengrocers.jpg List me as many fruit and vegetable products as you can... What fruit or vegetables are native to your country?
  23. 23. The Cornershop http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/24/94/249438_c23afde7.jpg Why does England have so many cornershops? The cornershop is dying, why? Roleplay an exchange in a typical cornershop
  24. 24. The Internet Oh, and of course... there’s
  25. 25. Thanks for coming ...any questions before we go?

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