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Unit 4: Shopping
 
Listen  2: Buying some jeans
 
Shop window
 
 
Fiona is trying on a pair of jeans in a clothes shop. She has just returned from the changing rooms to show them to John. She wants to know if he likes them.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
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Complete the conversation
 
John:
How did you get on?

Fiona:
So what do you think? Do they suit me?
OK, I’ll leave them then.
Why? What’s wrong with them?
They feel tight, have they got the next size up on the shelf?
 

John:
Let’s see. No, that’s the largest size they have.

Fiona:
So what do you think? Do they suit me?
OK, I’ll leave them then.
Why? What’s wrong with them?
They feel tight, have they got the next size up on the shelf?
 

John:
Well they are nice jeans, but I’m not sure if they’re really you.

Fiona:
So what do you think? Do they suit me?
OK, I’ll leave them then.
Why? What’s wrong with them?
They feel tight, have they got the next size up on the shelf?
 

John:
They make you look too fat.

Fiona:
So what do you think? Do they suit me?
OK, I’ll leave them then.
Why? What’s wrong with them?
They feel tight, have they got the next size up on the shelf?
 

 
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