Hakan Yildiz Hakan Yildiz

Shops and shoppers, vocabulary
B1 level


This lesson mainly consists of receptive skills. It consists of vocabulary in the context of shopping and pronunciation of 'of'. The students will acquire new words (shopping related) and their pronunciation. Furthermore, they listen to two short clips, thereby practice their listenings


Abc Transcription of the listening
Abc HO 4: Pronunciation gap fills
Abc HO 3: Semi-controlled question
Abc HO 2: Answers for exercise 1
Abc HO 1: Gapfill handout and exercise 2 questions
Abc Vocabulary pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Shops and container lexis in the context of Shopping, groceries, food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Shops, containers, containers in the context of Food, containers


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

Ask the students whether they like shopping. Most will answer yes, ask them whether they remember anything they bought. Get some answers and tell them to work in PW and tell each other what they have bought the last week. And to write down the things. Do WC FB

Pre-Listening/ Vocabulary tasks (15-18 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Prevocab: Do a vocab of words in the exercises and listening tasks that are essential to understand. Handout a sheet with pictures of some of the words and ellicit and drill some of the words. Bring all the products (realia) from exercise 1 to the class and put on table. Tell the students to look at the things for 3 minutes in the room and write down what they think they are called. Ask the students some of the things they remembered. Handout sheet 1 and tell them to individually fill the gaps in the exercise. When they are done with the exercises compare in groups. Do a whole class FB wherein you tell them to read phrases. Hand out the answer keys (HO 2) and let them finish the exercises. (controlled practice) Tell them to unfold their sheet now (HO 1) and answer the question there. =Think of other items that can go in the containers. Give an example: A bottle of juice, a box of chockolates. Tell them to work in groups. Do WC FB (semi-controlled practice) Give students HO 3 and ask them what you can tell about the family from the things in their shopping basket? Do monitoring during this exercise and assist with products. (semi controlled) Tell students to work in pairs and answer the following question: Which 4 products do you buy a lot? (freer practice)

While-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Handout the class HO4 and tell them they will listen to a phone conversation and fill the gaps in the exercise. In the conversation one person is in the supermarket and is phoning home because he forgot his shopping list. Tell the class they will work in in GW to check their answers for about 3 minutes. Do WC FB and let the students read the answers out loud.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-13 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Handout the record of listening and tell them to compare their answers with the transcript. Tell the class they will listen to the conversation again. Ask them "What do you notice about the pronunciation of 'of'?". How does 'of' sound in the conversation? Play the record again and tell them to read while they listen. Ask the students what the first phrase is. Write on WB 'some bottles of beer' ask students to read it. Then read it yourself and make them repeat after you. Ask second phrase 'a carton of cranberry juice' and make them repeat after you. Tell students they will listen to the complete shopping list.Tell them to write down what they hear. Play the record. After that, tell them to work in pairs to compare their answers.

Post-/Listening - memorizing words (4-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the listening and expand on what they've learned

Freer practice: Tell students to look at picture in HO 5 and look at the products there. Tell them to write down what they think the products are individually. After having written some of them down, tell them to compare their answers in GW. Do a WC FB and end the lesson.

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