Your coworker needs to buy a new phone.

Help your coworker decide what phone to buy and where to buy it from.

IN THIS LESSON, YOU WILL

1. Talk to your coworker about the latest cellphones.
2. Read a blog post about a good online store.
3. Recommend the online store to your coworker.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Complete the dialogues using the expressions in the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.

up-to-date
huge
what a waste
a piece of cake
can’t live without something

1.

Tutor: The internet helps me keep in touch with friends and family all over the world.

Student: Me too. I _____.

 

2.

Tutor: Is this game popular?

Student: Yeah, it’s _____ here!

 

3.

Tutor: Isn’t this phone from two years ago?

Student: Yeah, but it’s _____. I just downloaded the latest OS yesterday.

 

4.

Tutor: Is it hard to use?

Student: No, it’s _____.

 

5.

Tutor: Can you put these headphones in the trash for me? Ben broke them.

Student: Didn’t he just buy them last month? _____!

STEP B EXERCISE

Replace the underlined parts with expressions from the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.

don’t forget to
see something in person
old school
be careful not to
  1. Remember to lock the door when you leave.
  2. Try not to drop those game controllers. They might break.
  3. I want to see the actual shoes before I buy them to make sure they really do fit.
  4. For Tyler, vinyl records are outdated but still cool.

MISSION

Challenge 1

Your coworker needs to buy a new cellphone. Talk to him/her about what kind of phone to get.

Remember?

  • old school
  • up-to-date
  • What a waste!
  • can’t live without something
  • widespread
  • huge

Challenge 2

You’re checking some of your favorite blogs during your lunch break at work. Read the blog post below.

Remember?

  • a piece of cake
  • one click away
  • see something in person

The Millennial Maiden

 

Hello to my lovely followers!

So, I just did my first online purchase last week. My brother jokingly welcomed me to the 21st century. I know most people my age are really into online shopping, but I was hesitant to try it at first. I’m lucky to live in an area with lots of good malls, and I prefer to see things in person. However, recently I’ve been really busy with work, so I decided to finally give online shopping a try.

So which online store did I try? The Everything Online Store. As the name says, everything – furniture, tablets, smartphones, clothing, shoes, bags, food, and more – is just one click away on this site. It’ll make your online shopping experience a piece of cake!

Shipping time varies from one to three days, depending on the item that you bought. However, three days is pretty fast considering that shipping is free!

So, what are you waiting for? Hurry and visit their site! Use coupon code GIVEITATRY to get 15% off your first order! 🙂

Challenge 3

You and your coworker are having a coffee break. Talk with him/her about where to buy a new cellphone.

Remember?

  • a piece of cake
  • one click away
  • see something in person

FEEDBACK

Help your coworker decide what phone to buy and where to buy it from.

MISSION 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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