Anna Anna

Shops and shopping.
A2 level


In this lesson Ss will learn some more vocabulary related to shops and shopping. During the lesson Ss will be given the chance to speak about this topic and produce some sentences with the new vocabulary.


Abc answers - HO
Abc HO-prepared by teacher
Abc Realia
Abc WB, projector
Abc Module 9, ex. 1, p. 76 (Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book)

Main Aims

  • To provide the Ss with chance to speak and produce the target language in context of shops and shopping.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To teach vocabulary for shops in context of shopping.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-I will show Ss some bills from the shops and I will ask them: What is it? If I have some bills it means that I was shopping yesterday. -I want to elicit from Ss word "shops" and "shopping" to set the lesson context.

Pre-teaching (8-12 minutes) • To teach the language that Ss need before an activity.

-I will give Ss a HO with pictures and shops vocabulary to match the name of the shop with the picture. -Ss will work in pairs, they can check their answers and then we can check together as a whole class on the WB. -I will teach Ss "chemist's" as an alternative of "pharmacy" . -I will teach more vocabulary like: cafe, patisserie, florist's -Next activity I will ask the Ss to answer: where do people normally buy these things in your country: a newspaper, potatoes, a dictionary, toothpaste, bread, a pair of jeans, aspirin, cakes, flowers, fruit, stamps, coffee, T-shirt, magazines, meat -Later on Ss in pairs, they will ask to each other questions, each student will have different list of things to ask: Where can you buy a newspaper? I can buy a newspaper from a newsagent's Where is the nearest newsagent's? It's in King Street. -I will show Ss a picture of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and I will ask: Do they know what it is? What can you buy there? -I want elicit from Ss words like: street market, jewellery, a carpet, a rug , souvenir. -I will do grouping now to change Ss positions for this task. -I will give Ss role-play activity , one student will be a tourist and second student will be working in the Tourist Information Office, telling a tourist about a famous market in their city. -using phrases like: Excuse me, Where is/Where's....Thank you.

Useful Language (8-12 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

- I will give Ss small HO with sentences to choose who's saying it: customer, assistant/cashier -Ss will work in two groups or three small groups, later on they can check their answers. - After that activity I will ask Ss to create a dialogue using the phrases from the task, aslo they will decide in which shop it is happening and what they are selling.

Productive Task(s) (3-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

-I will ask Ss to not look and their notes. The will work in pairs this time. -They will create a dialoque without looking to their notes. They should decide who is customer and assistant, I will decide in which shops is happening by giving them a small HO to choose. -They will have 3-4 minutes to prepare and then some pairs will play their role in front of the class.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- when Ss are doing their activity I will be monitoring them. I will collect a selection of their errors and then after the activity I will write a selection of the mistakes on the board and ask students to correct them.

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