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Lesson 6: Shopping Requests
I’m looking for a store that sells hanbok.

I can listen to and understand a request to go shopping.

INTRODUCE

Foreigners might need help finding clothes for special events in Japan. You can help them by listening to their shopping requests.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

have a party

celebrate [event]

have dinner with [person]

come to [place]

hunt for [thing]

look for [thing]

II. Which of the activities above are the most fun? Choose two.

III. Practice reading the words.

/v/

/p/

have

hop

save

sap

leave

leap

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use present progressive be + (-ing verb) to talk about both current actions and future plans.

You can use be + (-ing verb) to say that something is happening now.

  • I’m having dinner right now.
  • They’re looking for their dog. He just ran out the door.

You can also use be + (-ing verb) to talk about something that will definitely happen in the future.

  • Flynn is celebrating his wife’s birthday tomorrow.
  • My friends are going to Guam next week.

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Yuki got a voicemail from Mei-Mei, another member of the Kim Dae Hyun fan club.

TRIVIA

Cosplay and otaku are Japanese words that are starting to be used by native English speakers. Many young native speakers understand them, but not everyone does. Other terms you can use in English are dress up in costumes and geek.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Are the sentences talking about now or the future? Choose the correct time.

  1. She’s trying on a dress in the fitting room. (now / future)
  2. We’re going to Shinjuku on Friday. (now / future)
  3. She’s eating ice cream and shopping. (now / future)
  4. They’re having a party next week. (now / future)
  5. I’m having dinner with him later tonight. (now / future)

STEP B EXERCISE

Change the verbs in parentheses into present progressive tense.

ex. I (ask) a friend for help now. → I’m asking a friend for help now.

 

  1. She (go) shopping with me next week.
  2. I (call) her on the phone right now.
  3. He (bring) his friends to our dinner tonight.
  4. We (have) seafood pasta later.
  5. They (hunt) for a good sale.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You got a voicemail from your friend.


Listen to his/her request. Then, call your friend back. Ask for more details and give advice.

Today's grammar tip

  • be + (-ing verb)

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

COSPLAY

2

SHOPPING

3

CLOTHING

1

COSPLAY

  1. Do you have friends who cosplay?
  2. What anime characters are popular at cosplay events?
  3. Imagine you were invited to a cosplay event. What costume will you wear?
  4. Do you think cosplay has to be expensive?

2SHOPPING

  1. Do you like shopping?
  2. How often do you go shopping?
  3. Do you prefer to go shopping alone or with friends?
  4. What's the best place to go shopping?

3CLOTHING

  1. What kind of clothing do you wear to parties?
  2. Do you have a lot of formal clothing?
  3. Do you have to follow any dress codes (ex. at work or school)?
  4. What’s your favorite piece of clothing?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand a request to go shopping.

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

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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