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[基础口语] 英语课教案:Shopping 购物

Shopping! Everyone loves shopping, right? Well, maybe not everyone. But everyone has to do it from time to time to buy the necessities of life- like food and clothes. Whether you enjoy shopping and spend a considerable amount of time at it or you hate it and get it over with as quickly and painlessly as possible, there are standard expressions that are used. Look at these examples.   


English Expressions

Expression


Response

By a Clerk

May (can) I be of assistance?     

Yes please, I'm looking for kitchen
utensils.

How can (may) I help you?   

Could you tell me where children’s
wear is?

May I assist you?     

No thanks, I’m just browsing.

Could I help you find something?   

Yes please, I’m looking for a pair of
gloves.

Will there be anything else?

No, that will do it.

What size of pants do you need?

I wear a 32 inch waist and a 34 inch
length.

By a customer

How much are (... the blue jeans)?

They are $39.99.

Could you tell me ( ... the price of that
camera)?

Of course, it $249.59.

Do you have this in another color?

Yes, it also comes in green, red, and
blue.

Do you have ( ... this in a larger size)?

I'm sorry, that's the largest size we
carry.   

English Dialogue

Students should work together in pairs and read the following dialogue, one student reading one part, the other student reading the other. Note the expressions used in the dialogue and the progression of the conversation. The dialogue can be used as a model to have similar conversations.


Connie: Oh look honey, isn’t that a great looking picture?

Vinnie: The one with the ducks? I think it’s ugly.

Connie: Well I think it would look great in the spare bathroom.

Vinnie: Whatever. How much is it?

Connie: Let me see, $75.99.

Vinnie: You’re kidding, right. $75.00 for that!

Connie: Okay, maybe it is a little expensive, but what the heck, we can afford it. Don’t be such tight wad.

Vinnie: What about that set of pictures? You get three for less money. They’re only $39.59.

Connie: The ones with the airplanes? They don’t match anything in the bathroom.

Vinnie: So?

Connie: So we won’t get them. Period. End of discussion.

Vinnie: Don’t you think that duck picture is too big for the bathroom?

Connie: I hate to admit it, but you may be right. But I really like it. And it goes with everything else perfectly.

Vinnie: Well, if it’s too big, it’s too big. Let’s keep looking.

Connie: Wait, I have an idea. We could remodel the bathroom and make it bigger so the room fits the picture.

Vinnie: Honey, I love you, but you are out of your mind!


After reading, close your book and tell your partner a summary of the dialogue. Then switch and have your partner tell his or her summary. Start like this: This dialogue is about two people shopping for ...This may seem silly, since you both already know what the dialogue is about, but the purpose is to practice using your English, not to give information or test your reading skills.

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本帖最后由 roselove 于 2012-5-3 10:02 编辑

Conversation Activities
1. Pair work- discussion
     When was the last time you went shopping? Tell your partner about it using some of the ideas for discussion below. Your partner should ask questions to get more information.
where did you go
what did you buy
how long did you spend shopping
who did you go with
do you like shopping- why or why not

2. Pair work- Role Play

     The situation: At a store
      Working with a partner, role play the situation, using the information below
     The roles: a clerk, a customer

      The clerk should ask questions about the size, color, brand name, etc. of the items preferred by the customer. The customer should ask questions about the price, materials, warranties, rebates, discounts, etc. Be creative and use your imagination. For example the clerk may be out of some items or the customer hates black. Improvise and have fun.

Suit          Kitchen knives           Frying pan          Evening gown
Sofa                   Ear rings                     Tread mill           Fountain pen
Calculator         Pet dog                        Car                     Computer scanner

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