Speaking lesson: Bargaining
To provide fluency speaking practice in a role-play about bargaining in the context of shopping.
To provide gist listening practice using a text about bargening in the context of shopping
Procedure (25-30 minutes)
1- Show some pictures of the flea market and a yard sale. 2- Ask them what do they think this place is and does it sell new or used items? 3- In those markets; can I ask for lower prices? (bargain) 4- Discuss in pairs what was the last time you bargained to buy something.
1-Tell the ss that they will listen to a conversation between a buyer and a seller, did she buy the lamp? for same price or lower? 2- What is happening in this conversation? (bargaining) 3- Chest the handout of another conversation about bargaining and ask the ss to put the conversation in the right order. 4-Give the answer-key.
1- Ask the ss how would they ask for lower prices as a customer. Write on the board ways to lower the price (how about $10?, will you take $10?, would you take $10?) 2- Ask the ss how would they suggest another price as a seller. Write on the board ways to suggest another price;(you can have it/them for $15, I'll let you have it/them for $15, I'll give it/them to you for $15)
Preparation: Go through how to bargain: -Ask for price (how much is this/are these?) -Bargain for lower price (would be already on the board under 'asking for lower price') -Reach a middle-ground ( would be already on the board under 'suggesting another price') Role-play: Chest the sale items in the handout telling the ss the following instructions; - Divide the class in pairs (A-B) - Pair A is a customer Pair B is a seller. - Pair B will put the prices on the price tag and pair A will bargain till they reach a middle ground. - Open class feedback.