Basim Basim

Buying Things Lesson
Starter level


In this lesson, SS learn some vocabulary items related to buying things in a shop and the demonstratives. They listen to conversations about the theme of the lesson and work in pairs and groups to answer questions. They also practice speaking to each other about prices of things they buy in a shop.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice on buying things in a shop in the context of shopping.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about buying things in the context of shopping
  • To provide practice of language used for making a request and thanks in the context of shopping
  • To provide practice of demonstratives in the context of shopping


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

The teacher talks about previous experience of buying food from a grocery. He sets the scene by asking questions to elicit meaning.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

SS listen for 2 conversations between a customer and a shop assistant about buying things from the shop. SS have to listen and fill in gaps.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T. draws attention to the use of demonstratives and the use of varied functions related to buying things.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T. Clarifies the meaning of words through different ways. He draws their attention to pronouncing "th" sound. Also, he draws the structure of using demonstratives with be.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T. prepares students to role-play the conversations in pairs.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

For a free practice, SS close books and talk freely as a shop assistant and a customer in front of the classroom. The teacher monitors.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

SS have time to practice freely the role of a shop assistant and a customer.

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