These are the answers to the ‘Shopping’ Exercises – first the listening, and then the writing.
LISTENING: CONVERSATION 1
1. What kind (type) of shop is ‘Millets’?
2. What 3 items do they buy?
3. How much do the three items cost in total?
4. What does the girl want to buy?
SHOES (HIGH HEELS)
5. Why doesn’t she buy the first pair?
THEY’RE TOO TIGHT – THEY DON’T FIT HER
6. Does the second pair (in the first shop) suit her?
NO – SHE DOESN’T LIKE THE STYLE
7. Are they the right size in the second shop?
YES – THEY’RE COMFORTABLE
8. How much do the high heels cost in the second shop?
JOHN: Two to the square, please .
MAN: 90 pence .
JOHN: Thank you.
MAN: Thank you – Any more (1)FARES, please?
(conversation 2) MAN: Shoes are on the third floor – the (2)ESCALATOR’s over there.
SARAH: Can I try on a pair of these please?
WOMAN: What size do you (3)TAKE?
SARAH: Size 5.
WOMAN: Here you are.
JOHN: They’re nice, Sarah!
SARAH: Yes, they are. I’ll (4)TAKE these please.
(conversation 3) JOHN: Have you got ‘Definitely Maybe’ by Oasis?
JOHN: ‘Definitely Maybe’?
MAN: No, sorry.
(conversation 3) WOMAN: Here you are. Do you want to (5)TRY them on? SARAH: I think they’re too (6)TIGHT, John – you need a bigger size. What size are they?
SARAH: (laughs) You’re getting fat!
JOHN: I’m sure I take a size 30, you know.
SARAH: Have you got these jeans in a size 32?
WOMAN: I think so. Let me have a look. Yes, (7)HERE you are.
(conversation 4) SARAH: Oh here’s the (8)CHEMIST’S. I need to go in here.
MAN:Can I help you?
SARAH: Yes. I brought a film in for developing last week. Is it ready? Here’s the slip.
MAN: Just a minute. Yes, here it is. That (9)WILL be 3.50. Anything else?
SARAH: Yes. I think I’ll get some shampoo while I’m here.
MAN: The shampoos are over there.
(conversation 5) JOHN: Right. Have we got (10)EVERYTHING?
SARAH: Yes, I think so. Oh look – there’s the bus. Quick!
Esta es la conversación entre una cliente y un dependiente. Conecta las dos partes con las frases abajo:
MAKE THE MOST OF (algo) = APROVECHAR (algo)
YOU’RE RIGHT = TIENES RAZÓN (literalmente, ‘estas correcto’)
AFFORD = PERMITIRSE (EL LUJO)
AS WELL = TAMBIÉN
CHANGE (your) MIND = CAMBIAR(te) DE OPINIÓN
SALES ASSISTANT: Hello, Can I help you?
SA: OK, don’t hesitate to ask if you need anything.
C: Thank you – I will.
(5 minutes later)
SA: Are they too tight? We have these in a size 38.
SA: But why don’t you try them in a different colour. These black ones would suit you perfectly.
SA: Over there, at the back of the shop.
(3 minutes later)
SA: So, what do you think?
SA: Did you know that there’s a special offer – 50% off the second piece of clothing, just in case you wanted to make the most of the discount.
SA: Feel free.
(3 minutes later)
SA: It’s cotton, but this other one is silk – in the same style.
SA: Remember you have a discount. Make the most of it!
C: You’re right. This is a quality shirt. I’ll take it as well. Can I take it back if I change my mind?
C: In cash. (takes out wallet) Here you are. Would you prefer these notes, or do you want coins?
A: Some coins would be very helpful. Here’s your receipt. Thank you!
B: Yes, but those are a different style, and I don’t like them so much.
C: Excuse me, Is this shirt cotton or polyester?
D: No thanks, I’m just looking.
E: OK, I’ll try them on – where are the changing rooms?
F: Excuse me – do you have these jeans in a bigger size? These don’t fit me.
G: They’re great! I look good in this kind of smart casual – I’ll take them.
H: OK. That’s a bargain! In that case, I’ll have a look.
I: No, it’s too expensive! I can’t afford that.
J: Yes, of course. You can change it, or we can give you a refund. Would you like to pay by credit card or in cash?