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Unit 4: Shopping
 
Listen  1: Buying a pair of trainers
 
Trainers
 
 
John and Fiona are out shopping on Oxford Street. John spots a pair of trainers that he likes but they are the wrong colour.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
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Listen  Listen to the conversation
 
Complete the conversation
 
John:
Excuse me.

Assistant:
OK, do you want to come to the cash desk?
Hi, can I help you?
Here they are. How do they feel?
Wait a second, I’ll just check. What size?
 

John:
Yeah, please. I like these trainers, but have you got them in blue?

Assistant:
OK, do you want to come to the cash desk?
Hi, can I help you?
Here they are. How do they feel?
Wait a second, I’ll just check. What size?
 

John:
Well in Canada I take a 9, so I think that’s a 40 here.

Assistant:
OK, do you want to come to the cash desk?
Hi, can I help you?
Here they are. How do they feel?
Wait a second, I’ll just check. What size?
 

John:
They feel fine. I think I’ll take them.

Assistant:
OK, do you want to come to the cash desk?
Hi, can I help you?
Here they are. How do they feel?
Wait a second, I’ll just check. What size?
 

 
Language tips - grammar
 
Useful shopping phrases

Excuse me.
Have you got it / them in blue?
Can I try it / them on?
I take a size 8.
Have you got a bigger one?
Have you got the next size up / down?
They fit great.
They fit / it fits. (the right size)
They suit / it suits you. (are the right 'look' for you)
It / they are really you. (are the right 'look' for you)
What's wrong with it / them? (Why don't you like it / them?)
I'll take it / them please. (I want to buy it / them)
I'll leave it / them thanks. (I don't want to buy it / them)


 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
  Unit 3: Cinema
 
  Unit 4: Shopping
 
 
 
Listen 1: Buying a pair of shoes
 
 
 
Listen 2: Buying some jeans
 
 
 
Read 1: Where to shop in London
 
 
 
Read 2: Oxford Street crime
 
 
 
Speak 1: Using the schwa sound when asking for things
 
 
 
Unit 5: Work
 
Unit 6: Eating Out
 
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  Useful links
 
 
BBC guide to shopping in London