Sura Kucukbey Sura Kucukbey

What would you like?
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will be able to talk about shopping and shopping trips. The lesson starts with pictures that T draws on the board and asks "what are they". After giving warm up activity, lesson continues with listening and speaking activities about shopping. Finally, lesson will end with pair work conversation.


Abc Cambridge English Unlimited A2 Elementary Coursebook
Abc Audio CD

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of shopping

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about what would you like in the context of shopping


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T draws pictures on the board and asks the questions "what are they" and "where can they buy them".

Pre-speaking/ listening (8-9 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

T plays a record about Andrew and Dorien talking about shopping (audio 2.15) and ss answer 1b. T wants ss to check in pairs.

Speaking Task (14-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T wants Ss to talk about each other's shopping habits. T gives some Ss the pictures of parts of a shopping centre and gives some of them written form. Later, T wants Ss to stand up and find the match and have discussion what they can buy there. After discussion, Ss will sit with their new partners and do the exercise 3a, b in pairs and c to check (audio 2.16) Later, Ss talk in pairs about where they can buy boots, maps, money, etc.

Listening (8-9 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practise their listening skills

T plays the record twice about Jon shopping (audio 2.17). Ss do the activity 2a about who asks questions and 2b match questions with the answers. T wants them to check in pairs.

Post Listening/ Vocabulary (10-11 minutes) • To allow students to focus on the expression on the task

T writes how much and how many on the board and wants ss to identify which expression they use about asking price of something and the number of things in pairs. Ss take turn to 2a to see the examples. Later, in exercises 5a, T plays audio 2.18 for ss to underline the stressed words in the questions.

Language Practice (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

T wants ss to take turns to be the shop assistant and the customer and have conversation in pairs.

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