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Lesson 4: Shopping
Those clothes are cute.

I can talk about what I want to buy.

INTRODUCE

It’s fun to go shopping overseas.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

shoes

hat

pants

t-shirt

watch

sunglasses

II. Which of the things above are cheap? Which are expensive?

  • cheap

  • expensive

III. Practice reading the words.

/w/

/b/

watch

batch

wet

bet

will

bill

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use this, that, these, and those to talk about things.

Use this for singular things near you.

  • I like this t-shirt.

Use these for plural things near you.

  • These watches are cool.

Use that for singular things not near you.

  • That watch is nice.

Use those for plural things not near you.

  • Look at those shoes.

Be careful: Some nouns are always plural.

glasses

sunglasses

pants

shorts

clothes

scissors

  • These pants are cheap.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

Saori and Catherine are shopping at a night market in Taipei.

Saori:

Catherine, look! Those clothes are cute.

Catherine:

Do you want to check out that stand?

Saori:

Yes, please!

Catherine:

Okay.

Saori:

Oh, I love this skirt! And these shirts are nice, too. What do you think, Catherine?

Catherine:

I’m not sure…

Saori:

Oh, really? Why not?

Catherine:

Well, these clothes are really cheap. I prefer the clothes at Japanese department stores.

Saori:

But we’re in Taiwan!

Catherine:

I know. (laughs) But actually, there’s a Japanese department store very close to here!

TRIVIA

In Taiwan, many stores ask shoppers to pay for plastic bags. When you go shopping in Taiwan, be sure to bring an eco-bag!

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Fill in the blanks with this, that, these, or those using the pictures as clues.

1. _____ dress is beautiful.

 

2. I like _____ eyeglasses.

 

3. Look at _____ t-shirt.

 

4. _____ clothes are dirty.

STEP B EXERCISE

Choose the correct words in the parentheses using the pictures as clues.

1. Look at (this / these) blouses.

2. I like (that / this) skirt.

3. I want (these / those) pants.

4. (This / These) dress is cheap.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

It’s your friend’s birthday tomorrow. You need to buy party clothes and a gift, so you went to the mall.


Talk to the salesperson.

Today's grammar tip

  • this
  • that
  • these
  • those

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

CLOTHES

2

SHOPPING

1

CLOTHES

  1. What do you wear at home (ex. sweatpants, jeans)?
  2. What do you wear to work/school (ex. a uniform, a suit)?
  3. Do you have a lot of clothes?
  4. Do you prefer cheap clothes or expensive clothes?

2SHOPPING

  1. Do you go shopping a lot?
  2. How long do you usually go shopping (ex. 30 minutes, two hours)?
  3. When do you usually go shopping (ex. after work, on the weekend)?
  4. What do you usually buy (ex. books, shoes)?

FEEDBACK

I can talk about what I want to buy.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

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