At the shop
To provide clarification of language used for making request in the context of shopping
To provide listening and speaking practice in a context of shopping
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
Ask Ss if they like shopping or not. Show them some pictures about different shops and elicit the names. Choral drilling to check pronunciation.
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/.
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.
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
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.
Put Ss in pairs after you give them roles to play. Ask them to practice their own shop conversations. Monitor and check pronunciation.