Unit 1: Learning Circles
Watch these videos and learn some English words and phrases to help you with everyday life

Session 9


Has anyone in your Learning Circle ever been to a shopping centre? This time, Samina wants to buy a dress for Deeqa’s daughter, but she can’t find the right colour or size. We look at some useful phrases for talking about our favourite things and asking for different colours and sizes in shops.

Wayiitiwwan marii boqonnaa kana keessaa

Wayitii marii qabxii 9

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Activity 1

Shopping – Part 1

Buying a dress

Samina wants to buy a dress, but she can't find the right colour or size. With your group, discuss the questions and try the activity.

Vidiyoo daawwadhuuti shaakala kana xumuri

Barreeffama agarsiisi Barreeffama dhoksi

Hello Deeqa.

Hello Samina. Can you come to Miski's party tomorrow? She's going to be three years old.

Yes, of course. I'll buy her a gift. Maybe a dress.

That's very kind of you.

No, no. What is her favourite colour?

Red. She loves red.

OK. I'll buy her a red dress.

Discuss these questions with your group:

  • What should Samina do?
  • What should she say?

To do

Try this quiz to check you have understood what happened.

Shopping: What's wrong?

3 Questions

Can your group answer these questions about the film?

Baga gammadde! Qormaata xumurteetta
Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
x / y

What happens next?

Will Samina find the right dress? Watch the next part of the story to find out.