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Shopping for clothes
'Window Shopping' is a terminology used when you do not plan on buying anything. Basically, you are only looking. The term 'window shopping' was created because a lot of stores have mannequins on display in the window with clothes on them. So walking by the store and looking at the clothing through the window is a way to see what they have. This is called 'window shopping.'
Mannequins are the fake life size figures that are used to put and display clothes. Most department stores show clothing with the mannequins.
1) Vocabulary worksheets here (with crosswords, different levels): 25 minutes
2) Read, listen and repeat:
Here are some common statements and questions most commonly used in a clothing store:
"Where is the dressing room?"
"I can't find my size here. Can you check if you have this in a size 4?"
"Do you have this in different colors?"
"Where are your jeans located?"
"Where is the red sweater on display in the window?"
"How much is this skirt?"
"Are you going to have a sale soon?"
"Where is the matching shirt for this skirt?"
"When are you going to get more sizes?"
"I'm looking for a belt that will go with these pants."
"Do you provide alteration here?"
"How much will it cost to get alternation done on these pants?"
"These pants are too long for me. Where can I get them altered?"
"How long does it take?"
"When do you start selling summer clothing?"
"When will you be getting your summer line?"
Here are some answers you might hear from the shop assistants:
"The dressing room is in the right back corner."
"The dressing room is right over there."
"All our jeans are located in the back wall."
"We usually get a shipment every Thursday, so I would check back then."
"We have alteration here."
"It costs seven dollars."
"It takes one day. You can pick them up tomorrow if you drop it off now."
"We'll have our summer line on display in April."
3) Speaking time: Dialogues in pairs. Worksheet here (25 minutes)
4) A quiz for fast-finishers! (you can use it as a warmer too)
1. If a shopkeeper asks you ''Can I help you?'' you can reply:
2. Before you buy an item of clothing, you want to make sure it's the right size. You ask:
3. If it's too small for you, you can ask the sales assistant:
4. When a sales assistant gives a positive opinion, he or she says:
5. What do you call the place where you pay?
6. If you're buying an electrical item, a good question is:
7. If you take something back to the shop because it doesn't work, you'll need:
8. If you bring something back because it doesn't work, you can ask:
9. If you want to know if an item is specially discounted, you can ask: