Sara Osman Sara Osman

Shopping vocabulary
Adult Pre- Intermiediate level


In this lesson, SS learn useful words and phrases for talking about shops and shopping. The lesson starts with a warm up discussion about students weekend program. Then teacher introduces the shopping vocabulary and teaches the students useful phrases to talk about shopping. This followed by controlled practice and freer one.


Abc handouts
Abc video
Abc flashcards
Abc questions
Abc Match the shops with things that we can buy there
Abc White board analysis
Abc Real objects (realia)

Main Aims

  • To provide practice the new vocabulary related to shopping.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop speaking skills


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

T tells the SS about his weekend program and what did he do in the weekend? T shows some real objects like a watch, a new t-shirt and a pair of shorts. T elicits from the SS the word shopping.

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

T introduces the topic and tells the SS that they are going to learn new words and some useful phrases about shopping. T tells the SS that they are going to watch two dialogues, the first one between a customer and a salesperson in a clothing shop. The second one at the supermarket. But before watching the video, T hands the SS some questions to read. T asks ICQS. "What are you going to do first?" read the questions. T passes the questions: May I see this jacket, please? Do you have in red? May I try on? Do you have a shorter one? Do you have a smaller one? Do you have a bigger one? How much is it? May I have some natto, please? How much is it? Now watch the dialogues and answer the questions in pairs. T gives feedback by asking two or three students for answers.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T directs SS's attention; T shows the SS flashcards with different items and asks the SS what do they show.

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

"Shopping vocabulary" T writes the words on the WB: Supermarket, Bookstore, stationary, hardware, news agent, pharmacy, bakery, shopping cart, brand, price, T asks CCQS to elicit meaning then elicit the form. T shows the stress. T then drills the words. "Useful phrases about shopping" T asks the students "What do you say when you go shopping and you want to ask for the price of an item you want to buy?" SS reply "How much is it?" T writes it on the board. T then asks SS "What do you say when you want to try some cloths. SS answers "Where is the changing room?' T writes it on the whiteboard. T then elicits from SS some questions and expressions about shopping and writes on the board. T clarifies the form of these questions and does choral and individual drilling. T shows the stress.

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

T gives SS a handout to match the shops to the things that we can buy there. T asks SS to work alone then compare the answers in pairs. T checks their answers. Activity 1: - Match the shops below to the things that you can buy there: a baker's - a grocer's - book store - a stationer's - a clothes shop - a pharmacy - a hard ware shop 1- A shop in which medicine are prepared and sold...…………… 2- A store that sells books...…………… 3- A shop that sells metal tools and items used in home life and activities such as gardening ……………… 4- Carrots, tomatoes, and cucumber………… 5- A shop that sells fresh bread and pastries...…………. 6- A shop that sells jeans, boots, shirts and a dress...………… 7- A store that sells office supplies, paper, pens, and greeting cards...…………..

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

T divides the SS in groups of 3 (depending on the number of the students) . T says that we will make a dialogue together. Each group has to say a short dialogue. T then writes the dialogues on the board. T drills the dialogues. After drilling, T erases some words and switches the characters. SS have to remember the dialogue of another group.

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

T divides the SS in pairs. T asks the SS to write a dialogue and act out the dialogue

Web site designed by: Nikue