ESL Conversation: Shopping

Shopping is an excellent topic in teaching English among ESL students. By following this conversation, you can effectively teach English to ESL students.

Vocabulary:   shopping,  department store,  mall,  supermarket,  shopping list,  shop assistant,  size,  style,  specific

Teacher: Good morning, class! Today we’re going to talk about shopping. How many of you like to go shopping?

Student 1: I love shopping! I like buying new clothes and shoes.

Student 2: I don’t like shopping that much. It’s tiring and takes a lot of time.

Teacher: Well, whether you like it or not, shopping is a part of our daily lives. Let’s talk about some useful vocabulary for shopping. Can anyone give me an example of a place where you can go shopping?

Student 3: A department store, like Macy’s or Nordstrom.

Teacher: That’s right! We can also go shopping at a mall or a supermarket. When we go shopping, we usually need a shopping list. Can anyone give me an example of something you might put on a shopping list?

Student 4: Milk, bread, and eggs.

Teacher: Excellent! Now, let’s practice a shopping conversation. Student A, you’re going to be the shop assistant, and Student B, you’re going to be the customer. Ready?

Student A: Good morning! How can I help you?

Student B: Hi! I’m looking for a new dress for a party. Can you help me find one?

Student A: Of course! What size are you?

Student B: I’m a size medium.

Student A: Great! We have a lot of options in that size. Are you looking for something specific, like a color or style?

Student B: I want something colorful and flowy.

Student A: How about this dress? It’s a beautiful shade of blue and has a flowy skirt.

Student B: That’s perfect! How much does it cost?

Student A: It’s on sale right now for $50.

Student B: Okay, I’ll take it. Thanks for your help!

Teacher: Excellent job, both of you! Shopping can be fun, but it’s important to know what you’re looking for and how much you’re willing to spend. Let’s practice some more conversations in pairs, and remember to use the vocabulary we learned today.