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Lesson 2: The Best Places to Shop
Where should I go?

I can ask for and understand shopping advice.

INTRODUCE

To save time looking for good stores, you can ask locals about the best places to go shopping.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

check out [place/thing]

stop by [place]

try on everything

ask for other sizes

bring a credit card

bring cash

II. Which of the things above do you usually do when shopping?

III. Practice reading the words.

/ʧ/

/t/

check

tech

choose

twos

cheap

tip

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use should to ask for and give advice.

  • Where should we go next?
    1. We should check out some shoe stores.
  • Who should I ask?
    1. You should ask the manager.

You can make short answers using should.

  • Should I bring a credit card?
    1. Yes, you should.
    2. No, you shouldn’t.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

Kana is talking to Henri during their break at work.

Kana:

Hey, Henri. I want to buy some new shoes. Do you know any good places?

Henri:

Whoa, déjà vu! Another apprentice asked me that last week.

Kana:

Well, you’re very stylish!

Henri:

Thanks. Anyway, for shoes, you should check out Merci Footwear. It’s on Avenue Montaigne.

Kana:

Okay. How about for clothes? Where should I go?

Henri:

Since you’ll already be on Avenue Montaigne, you should stop by Emma’s Boutique. It’s really close to Merci Footwear.

Kana:

Oh, great!

Henri:

Also, if you have some extra time, you should check out the new fashion exhibit downtown. I went last week with my friend, and it was really interesting.

Kana:

I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks for the advice!

TRIVIA

Phrases like déjà vu, café au lait, and bon voyage are used in English, but they actually come from French!

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Complete the sentences with should or shouldn’t.

1.
Tutor: Should I bring a credit card?
Student: Yes, you _____.

2.
Tutor: Should I ask for a smaller size?
Student: No, you _____.

3.
Tutor: I want to buy a new skirt.
Student: You _____ stop by Le Cerise.

4.
Tutor: Should I try on everything in the store?
Student: No, you _____. The store is really big!

5.
Tutor: Can I pay with a credit card?
Student: I’m not sure. You _____ bring cash.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the conversation. Change the sentences in parentheses into questions.

Student:

Hi! I’m going to explore the city this weekend. (ex. I should go first.) Where should I go first?

Tutor:

You should go to the museum first. It has an entrance fee, though.

Student:

Okay. (I should bring cash.) _____?

Tutor:

Yes, you should. They don’t accept credit cards there.

Student:

All right. (I should bring a camera.) _____?

Tutor:

That’s a good idea, but don’t use your camera flash inside.

Student:

Okay. After the museum, (I should go.) _____?

Tutor:

You should check out the palace near the museum. It’s really big.

Student:

Okay! I might only have two or three hours. (I should do at the palace.) _____?

Tutor:

You should check out the dungeon. It’s really cool.

Student:

Got it. Thanks for the tips!

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You are vacationing in France.


Ask your French friend:

  • where to shop for cheap clothes
  • where to shop for shoes
  • where to shop for souvenirs
  • and other advice.

Today's grammar tip

  • should

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

WHERE TO SHOP

2

SERVICE

3

STORES

1

WHERE TO SHOP

  1. Where do you usually shop?
  2. What’s the most famous shopping area in your city? Describe it.
  3. What’s important when choosing a place to shop (ex. price, how crowded it is)?
  4. Do you like shopping at 100-yen stores?

2SERVICE

  1. Do you think that Japanese stores have good service?
  2. Should all stores accept credit cards?
  3. Should all staff in Japanese stores know English to help foreign customers?
  4. Are there any shopping services that you don’t like (ex. taping bags shut)?

3STORES

  1. What’s your favorite store? Describe it.
  2. Would you recommend this store to tourists?
  3. What was the worst store you’ve ever visited? Describe it.
  4. Do you prefer to shop at stores that have a lot of sales?

FEEDBACK

I can ask for and understand shopping advice.

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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