14th December 2020
A compilation of Shopping blogs, for all levels
range of choice / quality / cost / location / crowded
store layout (what does it look like ? Is it easy to find things ?)
staff helpfulness / average (normal), put themselves out (very helpful) surly (unhappy)
value for money (good quality at a good price)/ on offer / sale /over-priced / bargains
Vocabulary for malls:
lift / elevator/ display /salesperson / free parking /restroom / lost property /receipt
credit cards / take away / fitting room / returns policy / shoplifting /Black Friday
When was the last time you went to a mall ?
Why did you go ? What did you buy ?
Did you buy more than you intended ?
Was it a pleasant experience ?
Which do you like and would you recommend them to a friend … why ?
Where would you go to buy these shirts or T-shirts ?
How much would you expect to pay ?
Can you haggle (argue over the price ?) or are they fixed price ? How would you rate the quality ?
What was the last thing you bought ? Was it for yourself, or a present ?
Don’t you love a bargain ? When is the best time to buy at discounted prices ?
In the UK, after Christmas we have the sales – many items are MUCH cheaper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSKrVh-3U3E
Black Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlPVAUulKZE
What do you think about these scenes ?
Are they dignified / horrific / shameful / appalling / materialism gone mad ?
Ben Did you pick up anything on Black Friday
James Yeah, one or two things. I got a cool new shirt and shoes, half price.
Ben Sounds a bargain ! I was after a big screen TV but the store was crowded
James Tell me about it ! It was crazy. Apparently, it was the busiest day ever.
Ben I’m not surprised. That’s why I detest shopping; no where to park …
James People screaming and pushing, can’t even get in the lift …
Ben When you do find something, you have to queue for ages.
James I wanted to pay by credit card but the salesperson was really surly.
Ben Must have been rushed off her feet (very busy).
James She could have been more pleasant. Could have smiled once !
Ben What did she look like ?
James You decide … I tried out my new phone camera:
Deciding what to buy
You are on a shopping trip to the USA
Which of these items would you buy ? Which appeal to you ? Which hold no interest ?
That looks wonderful // I need to try it (them) on first // That’s good quality
No, that’s a rip off (too expensive) // That’s not my style // That really suits me
You must be joking ! // Brilliant ! // Wrap it up ! // Do you take credit cards ?