Everyday English for ESL kids

Going Shopping


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Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn some shopping vocabulary, expressions and phrases.


Dialogue

Aunt Mary goes shopping. She buys fresh fruit and vegetables at the greengrocer's.

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I'd like two tomatoes, please.

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With pleasure. Anything else?

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No, thank you. How much is it?


Types of shops

There are many different shops that sell different things. When we talk about shops, we often put 's on the end, for example baker's, grocer's, florist's.
Most other shops have easy names, for example pet shop or shoe shop.

Here are some examples. Look at the pictures, solve the riddles, then make sentences about the shops - for example: Where can you buy food? At the grocer's.

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Do you know the names of the most common shops in English? Look at the pictures and read the clues. Click on the question mark for the answer.

Everyday expressions

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You can buy meat here like sausages, beef or ham.

butcher's


You can buy meat here like sausages, beef or ham.

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You can buy bread, buns and cookies in this shop.

baker's


You can buy bread, buns and cookies in this shop.

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You can buy lots of fresh and prepared food here.

grocer's


You can buy lots of fresh and prepared food here.

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You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables in this shop.

greengrocer's


You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables in this shop.

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You can buy medicine here, and also soap or toothpaste.

chemist's


You can buy medicine here, and also soap or toothpaste.

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This shop sells newspapers, magazines and sweets.

newsagent's


This shop sells newspapers, magazines and sweets.

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This shop sells writing materials and paper goods.

stationer's


This shop sells writing materials and paper goods.

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This shop sells ornamental plants and flowers.

florist's


This shop sells ornamental plants and flowers.

Everyday expressions: shopping

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You can buy storybooks, comics, magazines or calendars here.

bookshop


You can buy storybooks, comics, magazines or calendars here.

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This shop sells different kinds of animals and pet accessories.

pet shop


This shop sells different kinds of animals and pet accessories.

Shopping vocabulary and expressions

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You can buy dresses, trousers, hats, shirts or coats here.

clothes shop


You can buy dresses, trousers, hats, shirts or coats here.

Simple phrases about shopping

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You can buy shoes, boots or sandals in this shop.

shoe shop


You can buy shoes, boots or sandals in this shop.


Let's practise English!

Look at the pictures below. Make as many questions and answers as you can.

For example, How much is the ball? Ten goldstars.

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How much is the ball?

Ten goldstars!

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How much are the blocks?

Twenty goldstars!