Mary Berry Mary Berry

Shopping for clothes
Top nutch 1,False beginner, A level


In this lesson Ss learn the vocabulary for clothes in a catalogue. They also learn some positive adjective about a good shopping store. Also, Ss have a discussion and talk about their favorite way of shopping for clothes and their reasons.


Abc White board, marker, A sheet of paper about their lesson, CD for part A, listening, tape, workshit f

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of clothing in the context of online catalogue

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of buying clothes from a catalogue or a store


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

Asking the learners" How do you shop your clothes? Do you buy in a store or online?" then give feedback of their PW.

Test #1 (5-8 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target vocabulary

Put students in groups ( changing the seat) of three and give them some flashcards.ask them to write the name of each one. and put them in their categories. Then give feed back. and ask them to write unfamiliar word on the board.

Teach (7-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Teach the meaning of each unfamiliar word by CCQ. then teach the word" catalogue" by showing a catalogue to the learners.Then ask learners to open their books. give 1 min to take a look at the activity. then ask questions: What is the name of store? What we can buy from it? Does this store have a website? Then ask them to listen and repeat. After these stages, ask on of learners to read comments and CCQ the meaning of them. Excellent selection here means there are many good brands or low quality brands? when something is affordable, is it cheap or expensive? when a department store ask No question about returning it means they accept the return or don't accept?

Free practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Now ask learners to change their seats, go to part B and answer the" what clothes are good to buy from a catalogue?/ what do you like to buy from a store? why?" questions.

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