Buying secondhand goods is a great way to save money. Secondhand shops may also have one-of-a-kind items that you can’t find in regular stores!
STEP A EXPRESSIONS
Go over the expressions with your tutor and answer the questions.
1. To spend money on something means to use money for something.
I usually spend money on fancy coffee and tea.
Q: What do you usually spend money on?
2. If something is a waste of money, it means that it’s not good to spend money on it.
I think the movie was a waste of money.
Q: What do you think is a waste of money?
3. To be broke means to have no money.
I’ll be broke if I go drinking every night!
Q: What should people do when they’re broke?
STEP B PRONUNCIATION
/ spen money /
Angelica loves to / spen money / on makeup.
Yuko was having a bad day, so she decided to buy a new bag, but she found it difficult to choose. She called Kelsie for help.
Secondhand shops are commonly known as recycle shops (リサイクルショップ) in Japan, but the term recycle shop is actually Japanese English. In English, secondhand shops are also commonly called thrift shops.
STEP A EXERCISE
Rephrase the sentences using the expressions in the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.
ex. I can’t buy a new smartphone because I don’t have any money.
→ I can’t buy a new smartphone because I’m broke.
- My husband bought a secondhand computer, but I think it’s not a good thing to buy.
- My friend doesn’t have any money by the 20th of every month because she isn’t careful with money.
- I don’t think you should pay money for bottled water.
STEP B EXERCISE
Answer the questions using the pictures and expressions in the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.
Tutor: Do you think I should buy these cheap shoes?
Student: No, I think they’re a waste of money.
Tutor: Let’s go to an amusement park this weekend!
Tutor: What kind of food do you usually buy?
Tutor: My car broke down again! What should I do?
Your friend has a big company party next week. He/She left you a voicemail about it. Listen to the voicemail. Then, call your friend back and give advice.
- spend money on something
- a waste of money
- be broke
Discuss your ideas.
I can listen to and understand someone talking about buying things secondhand.
LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT
Could complete the task with ease
Could complete the task with some clarifications
Could complete the task with additional instructions
Could somehow complete the task with difficulty
the ability to use a wide variety of vocabulary
the ability to speak correctly
the ability to speak smoothly without pauses or fillers
the ability to manage a conversation