Souad Alsayed Souad Alsayed

At the shop
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will learn how to use requesting in order to ask for something to buy. The lesson starts with an activity to lead in the Ss and then there will be a listening part when Ss can be exposed to the intonation and the way they use request form. There will be an activity to check Ss vocabulary. as the main aim achieves, Ss will read a small dialog, answer some questions then listen to a recording to check answers.


Abc powerpoint show
Abc practice (1) handout
Abc R5.7
Abc R5.8
Abc Fill in the blank handout
Abc shopping list handout
Abc conversation handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for making request in the context of shopping

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening and speaking practice in a context of shopping


Lead-In (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage Ss

Ask Ss if they like shopping or not. Show them some pictures about different shops and elicit the names. Choral drilling to check pronunciation.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through an exercise.

Show Ss the exercise they are going to do and give them instructions. Give Ss the exercise handout and ask them to do it individually. In pairs, ask them to check their answers. Check answers as WC. Pay particular attention to the pronunciation of / chemist's /,/ pharmacy /, / newsagent's/, /butcher's/ and / greengrocer's/. Point out the ( possessive 's ). Highlight that we use / in / or / at / with shops. but we say / at a kiosk/.

Presentiation (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Give Ss the /shopping list handout/ and ask them to work in pairs to fill the list. Check answers as WC. Tell Ss to listen to the recording to guess where Martina and Alex are. play the recording. elicit the answer. give Ss the /fill in the blanks/ handout and play the recording again to fill in the blanks. Play it again if necessary. Ss check answers in pairs, Check answers as WC. Point out that ( let me see ) and ( er ) are polite expressions to say that we don't want to buy this now. In pairs, Ss practice the conversation.

Review and clarification (4-6 minutes) • To help Ss with vocabulary

Ask Ss to look at the conversation and pay attention to / that one ?/ , / those ones? /. Establish that in English we try to avoid repeating words in sentences so we use / one, ones/. Ss then complete the rule that is presented in the WB

Semi controlled practice (7-10 minutes) • To check Ss understanding and prepare them to the freer practice.

Give Ss the / conversation handout / and ask them to read it individually and write where the girls are . They have (3) different conversations. Check answers as WC. Ask Ss to change the nouns in bold to / one and ones /. Check answers in pairs. Play the recording and check answers as WC.

Freer practice. (4-6 minutes) • To provide Ss with free practice of the target language.

Put Ss in pairs after you give them roles to play. Ask them to practice their own shop conversations. Monitor and check pronunciation.

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