Courtney Wright Courtney Wright

Shopping Mall (Speaking/Vocab)
A2 level


In this lesson students learn about the different types of stores in a mall and how to say what floor shops are on. They will also be discussing malls in general, do they like them, etc.The lesson will start off by the students guessing the names of some malls near them, and asking each other a couple questions. Then they will do a few exercises to familiarize themselves with types of stores and the different floors in a building. Towards the end they will make there own mall, picking which floor they want the shops on and talking about it. For the final task students will discuss what types of shops they like, if they like shopping in malls or not, and which mall they think is the best in Istanbul...


Abc Powerpoint
Abc Logos
Abc Answer questions HO, Ex: 1, 2
Abc Mall Template HO/ Discussion questions

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in conversation and giving directions in the context of shopping malls

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of ordinal numbers and store types in the context of shopping malls


Warmer/Lead-in (0-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher shows a picture of a mall and elicits the word shopping and mall. T: Show picture of malls in Istanbul and have the ss guess which malls they are T: tell a short story about a mall I use to live next to. T: Ask: Do malls only sell clothes? T: What can you do in a mall T: Projects some questions on the board and has the students discuss in pairs. FB: Teacher ask a few students what their partner said.

Exposure (Ordinal Numbers and Shop types) (10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through labeling and asking/answering questions

T: elicits some shop types. T: using the list of names the students gave you ask what types of stores these are. T: What type of shops sell footballs? Sports shop. T: What types of shops sell telephones and TV's? Electronic shop. T: Show a picture of some department stores. T: Do department stores sell only one type of things or many things? T: instruct ss to go around the room and write down the store name under the store type. PAIR WORK (3 minutes) T: Do a small demo to show them what they will do SS: students are encouraged to say "Mavi is a clothing shop" SS: When finished they take the logos off of the wall and put them under the correct store types FB: Students will check the board and see if they agree, change any wrong ones and then check their papers. T: CCQ to check the meaning T: Ask: Do malls only have one floor or many floors? many floors What floor are we on now? 3rd What floor is this? Ground floor. What floor is the department store on? The department store is on the 2nd floor.

Useful Language (11 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The ss will then fill in the floors on there HO and ask/ answer questions. T: instructs SS to look at their hand out and write the floors that the shops are on. PAIR WORK You will ask and answer four questions using the shop types. Ex: You must ask your partner... What floor is the department store on? Each person should ask 4 questions ICQ: Are we only writing? Do I use the types or names of the places? names How many questions do you ask your partner? four FB: Teacher nominates different students to say what floor the shops are on and error corrects accordingly

Productive Task(s) (13 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss will write in some stores on a mall template and ask their partner questions to fill in the rest of the stores that they did not list using store types and telling the floors the shops are on. Then they will have a group discussion about shopping malls. T: Divide the shops into two groups on the board and split students into A & B T: instructs: A's will write these places on their malls and B's will write these places on their map. T: ICQ: Are you writing all the shops on your mall? A's are you writing the top or bottom ones. T: instruct: Now A & B together. A's you will ask B what floor their stores are on and B's you will ask what floor A's stores are on. FB: Peer check Tell the other group what floors your shops are on. T: nominate some students to say what floors their shops are on Working in the same groups: Answer these questions about malls. T: Ask a student what type of shops they like shopping at? SS: Talk in their groups about the questions.

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

The teacher will do delayed error correction by focusing on some the language the students used in the lesson. The teacher will nominate different students to answer some of the questions from the last task?

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