The Visuals

The dialogues can also be used for further oral practice (choral, individual, pair). To give more scope to the role play, 'much' and 'many' can be introduced in the next lesson. A suitable exchange (using visuals) might be: A: I'd like some. B: How much? / How many? A: (3 1 / 2 a pound, etc.) B: Here you are. A: Thank you. After the initial class practice, the exchange can be practised in pairs, using the visuals. This phase is optional.

If the students are now producing dialogues reasonably quickly and correctly, it should be left out, or the class will become bored. The students work in pairs. Each pair is given a card, for example: Go into the grocer's and buy three things. Begin: A: Good morning, can I help you? B: I'd like_. These cards can be designed with students of differing abilities in mind.

A pair of 'good' students may be asked from the context, or example: 'What do you think' change 'means?'. A desk is turned into a 'shop'. The students suggest the kind of hop, and select and lay out the relevant goods. A reasonably confident student is given some English money, and is asked to be 'customer' while the teacher is 'shop assistant'. The student has no form of written help. The student buys a few things, goods and takes his purchases away. Students should be given a couple of minutes to write their own shopping list. This could include the shops they will go to, which goods they will buy there, and the amount they need.