Shopping in English: exercises and games to practice shopping in English

. Practice asking "May I help you?", "What are you looking for?"and answer questions you may get from the store clerks when you are shopping in another country. You can learn and practice English conversation, sentence buliding, or just work on simple clothing vocabulary and spelling. All of the exercises have sound, so you can listen and check your understanding, practice conversation, or just listen and repeat. There are 10+ activities for these shopping games.

This game focuses on clothing vocabulary within the four skills sections of the application. There is a simple vocabulary practice section. The question and answer exercises use language commonly used in stores between a store clerk and a shopper. All of the listening activities are at natural speeds but students can listen to questions and answers as many times as they need to understand. The vocabulary for this unit comes from the ESL Kids Curriculum at MES English> - Unit 7.

The questions and answers for these exercises are listed below:

A: What are you looking for?

B: I'm looking for a new t-shirt.

A: Are you looking for a new coat?

B: Yes, I am./No, I'm not.

A: Can I help you?

B: Yes. I'm looking for some shoes.

A: Do you need a new swimsuit?

B: Yes, I do./No, I don't.

A: May I help you?

B: Yes. I need a new skirt.

Other notes:

With clothes there are some items while singular in number, they are plural in form. Examples are 'shorts' or 'pants'. These items take teh determiner 'some' - 'some shorts' and 'some pants'. In the grammar sections, there is some emphasis on being able to correctly use 'a' with singular items and 'some' with plural items.

Since clothing could take many modifying adjectives, like 'a blue skirt' or 'a short skirt', I have chosen to use just one adjective through the entire game, 'new'. Students don't need to use the adjective ('new') in the writing exercises to get the answers right, but they may need to be told that can't use other adjectives.

The spelling section will accept the vocabular with or without a determiner, 'socks' or 'some socks', but the spelling games will not accept the vocabulary with an adjective, 'a dress' is Ok, but 'a new dress' is will not be accepted.

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