GE|Adults|Elementary|Practical English 3: Buying clothes


1.1 Look at the picture. Name the objects you know.

1.2 Discuss the questions with your teacher.

1. What are you wearing today?
2. What are the most comfortable clothes for you?


1.1 Look at the picture, read and translate Clothes Vocabulary. What do you prefer to wear? Why? What`s your favorite season?

1.2 Match the pictures and the words.

1.3 Read and number.

Listening and Speaking

1.1 Read the phrases. Then, listen and practise them in the dialogue with your teacher.

Buying clothes

  • Can I help you? – Могу я вам помочь?
  • Are you looking for something in particular? – Вы ищете что-то конкретное?
  • Could you help me? – Вы не могли бы мне помочь?
  • How much is this / it? How much does this / it cost? – Сколько это стоит?
  • How much is that … in the window? – Сколько стоит этот … на витрине?
  • That’s cheap / expensive. – Это дешево/ дорого.
  • That’s a good value. – Это подходящая цена.
  • Do you have this in large / small? – У вас есть этот товар большего / меньшего размера?
  • Here you are. – Вот, пожалуйста. (Возьмите.)
  • Changing room. – Примерочная
  • Sorry, we don’t sell them. – Извините, мы их не продаём.
  • Sorry, we don’t have any left. – Извините, их не осталось.
  • I’m looking for … – Я ищу ….
  • What colour would you like? – Какой цвет Вы бы хотели?
  • It’s a nice colour. – Красивый цвет.
  • What material are they? – Из чего они сделаны?
  • Do you deliver? – Вы делаете доставку?
  • I’ll take it / this / them. – Я это / его / её / их возьму.
  • Anything else? – Что-то ещё?
  • Would you like anything else? / Anything else? / Did you want anything else? – Желаете что-нибудь ещё?
  • Please pay at the check-out. – Пожалуйста, оплатите товар в кассе.
  • I’ll take this to the check-out for you. – Я отнесу Ваш товар на кассу.

Buying clothes

Can I help you?
Are you looking for something in particular?
Could you help me?
How much is this? How much does it cost?
How much is that … in the window?
That’s cheap/ expensive.
That’s a good value.
Do you have this in large / small?
Here you are.
Changing room.
Sorry, we don’t sell them.
Sorry, we don’t have any left.
I’m looking for.
What colour would you like?
It’s a nice colour.
What material are they?
Do you deliver?
I’ll take it / this / them.
Anything else?
Would you like anything else? / Anything else? / Do you want anything else?
Please pay at the check-out.
I’ll take it to the check-out for you.

2.1 Listen to the conversations ‘At a Clothes Shop’. Fill in the gaps. Then practise them with your teacher. Have you ever had the same situations? If ‘yes’, tell about it.

clothes shop

1. Trying on Clothes

Assistant = A
Jane = J

A: Can I help you?
J: Yes, how much is that dress?
A: Yes, it’s $53.
J: Can I try it on?
A: Yes, what size are you?
J: I don’t remember.
A: Ok, try size 12. The changing room is over there.

Jane puts on the dress. It’s too large.

J: Do you have it in a smaller size?
A: Yes, here you are.
J: Thank you.

Jane puts on the new dress. It fits.

A: How was it?
J: I’ll take it.
A: Would you like anything else?
J: No, thank you.
A: I’ll take this to the check-out for you.
J: OK, thanks.

2. Returning Something to the Shop

Sam = S
Assistant = A

S: I’d like to return this please.
A: Do you have the receipt?
S: Yes.

Sam gives the receipt to the assistant.

A: Would you like to choose something else?
S: No, can I have a refund please?

The assistant gives Mike the money.

A: Here you are.
S: Thank you.

1. Trying on Clothes
Assistant = A
Jane = J

3.1 Listen to the dialogue between Michael and a shop assistant. Then, answer the questions.

Excuse me…

M: Excuse me.
A: Can I help you?
M: Yes, I’m looking for a trousers.
A: How about this one?
M: Oh, It looks good. Can I try it on?
A: Certainly, there’s the changing rooms over there.
M: Thank you.
A: How does it fit?
M: It’s too small. Have you got a bigger one?
A: Yes, here you are.
M: Thank you. I like these trousers, but have you got it in black?
A: Wait a minute. I’ll just check. Here you are.
M: Thank you. That’s nice. How much does it cost?
A: It costs $35.
M: Are there any discounts?
A: Yes, a 25% off for today.
M: Wonderful! I’ll take it.
A: OK, how would you like to pay?
M: Do you take credit cards?
A: Yes, we do. We take Master Cards.
M: OK, here’s my card.
A: Thank you. Have a nice day!
M: Thank you, bye.

1. What’s Michael looking for?
2. Did Michael go to the changing room?.
3. Are there any discounts at the shop today?
4. Has Michael decided to buy the trousers?
5. How did he pay?

4.1 Match the columns to make phrases. Then listen and check.

Can I help you? 

1. Can I help you?
2. Are you looking for something in particular?
3. How much does it cost?
4. What colour would you like?
5. The changing rooms are over there.
6. What material are they?
7. Anything else?

5.1 Discuss the questions with your teacher.

1. How often do you go shopping?
2. Do you go shopping alone or with your friend?
3. Do you like to buy clothes online?
4. Is it difficult for you to choose anything really good?


1.1 Read the topic ‘Facts about shopping’. Did you know the facts? Which do you agree/disagree with?


study done recently by GE Money said that women spend over 8 years of their life shopping. According to the study, women spend about 400 hours each year shopping. Almost a quarter of that time is spent doing grocery shopping for food. Luckily, Million Looks magazine says that shopping can be a good thing, and they give some interesting facts about women and shopping. The magazine says that women who shop for more than 17 hours a week are slimmer and healthier than those who spend less time shopping. The magazine also claims that women who shop more often look and feel much younger than those who dislike shopping. Finally, they say that most women who enjoy shopping are more confident and happier.
We cannot be sure if these things are true, but one thing that is definitely true is shopping is big business. There are now about 50,000 shopping malls in the United States alone, and the average person spends $75 each time they visit a mall. The shopping malls also try their best to encourage people to spend as much as possible, and stay in the mall as long as possible. Escalators are placed so people using them pass the many different stores. You may have also noticed that places to sit in malls are hard to find. This is because people can’t spend money when they are sitting down!


1.2 Look at the words in bold in the text. Do you know them? Try to find the Russian equivalent. Make the sentences with some of them.

1.3 Answer the questions.

1. How many years of their life do women spend shopping?
2. Is shopping a good or a bad thing?
3. Is there a difference between women who shop more or less than 17 hours a week?
4. How much does the average American spend each time he/she visits a mall?
5. Why is it so hard to find places to sit in malls?

1.4 Mark the true sentences. If the sentence is false, say why it is false.



1.1 Rewrite the sentences using ‘can’ or ‘can`t’.

1.2 Put the verb in Present Simple or Present Continuous.

Homework / Домашнее задание

1.1 Speak the words in English. Use the articles a/an.

*Произнеси слова на английском языке. Используй артикли a/an.

2.1 Prapare your 1-2-minute speech on the topic «What do you prefer to wear?».

*Подготовь свою 1-2-минутную речь на тему «Что ты предпочитаешь носить?».

Tell us, what do you prefer to wear in winter, spring, summer, autumn. What is tour favoutite clothes?

*Расскажи, что ты любишь носить зимой, весной, летом, осенью. Какая твоя любимая одежда?

Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Homework
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