The topic is about one of the essential parts of life - "Shopping". Be ready for discussion, useful tasks and funny videos as usual.
Say your name, If you were to open your own shop, what kinds of things would you like to sell?
Watch and discuss 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' (2009) Episode 1
1) What is the next "big" thing you are going to buy?
2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping?
3) Is shopping a real hobby?
Watch and discuss 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' (2009) Episode 2
4) Which shopping centers and stores do you like best and which do you like least?
5) What’s the most expensive present you’ve ever received?
6) What's the most money you have spent on something to wear?
Discuss vocabulary, and then compare your explanation with the information bellow.
• bargain (noun): a thing bought or offered for sale much more cheaply than is usual or expected.
"the table was a real bargain" synonyms: good buy, cheap buy;
• department store (noun): a large shop stocking many varieties of goods in different departments.
"the oldest department store in London"
• window shopping (noun) the activity of looking at goods displayed in shop windows, especially without intending to buy anything.
"window shopping is the favourite pastime of all New Yorkers"
• shopaholic: a person who enjoys shopping very much and does it a lot:
“A self-confessed shopaholic, Diane loved looking for new clothes with her two daughters.”
• receipt: a piece of paper that proves that money, goods, or information have been received:
“Make sure you are given a receipt for everything you buy.”
• save up for something: putting money aside for something. There will be a purpose, and a defined saving period: you choose when to start saving, and you finish when you (hopefully) reach a certain amount, and/or reach a deadline.
• discount: a reduction in the usual price:
“They usually give you a discount if you buy multiple copies.”
• consumer society: a society in which people often buy new goods, especially goods that they do not need, and in which a high value is placed on owning many things
• market stall: a stand or booth where goods are sold in a market.
"she's been running a market stall here since 2010"
• haggle: to attempt to decide on a price or conditions that are acceptable to the person selling the goods and the person buying them, usually by arguing:
“It's traditional that you haggle over/about the price of things in the market.”
7) When you buy something, what things are most important to you: price, quality, fashion trends, status, or image?
8) Do you prefer to use cash or credit card when shopping? Why?
9) If you can't find an item at the store, do you find a clerk and ask for help, or do you leave and go somewhere else?
Can you explain these proverbs in other words?
1 The best things in life are free.
2 Time is money.
3 Save your pennies for a rainy day.
4 Money talks.
5 You can't take it with you when you go.
6 Money doesn't grow on trees.
1) Do you prefer to shop alone or with other people? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
2) What’s the worst shopping experience you’ve had?
3) If someone gave you a lot of money, what 3 things would you buy?
4) Some people say that "money makes the world go around." Do you agree? Why or why not?