Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 16 – Speaking Skill – Shopping

Arsenio's ESL Podcast
Arsenio's ESL Podcast
Arsenio's ESL Podcast: Season 2 - Episode 16 - Speaking Skill - Shopping

Shopping, especially in NES countries, could be easy (but most people make it difficult).  Know your simple phrases, have good ethics, and always put whatever you pick up back.  Very very important.

So, with that being said, let’s go over some useful expressions that will help you while shopping.

  • Can I help you? (shop assistant).
  • I’ll take it/them (it for singular, them for plural and you’re agreeing to buy them).
  • Excuse me, how much is this?
  • Anything else? (shop assistant)
  • That’s $5.
  • Here’s your change (meaning that register lady/man is handing back to you some change).
  • I’d like this. (meaning you would like to purchase this particular thing).
  • Would you like a bag? (this happens often if you buy a single item)
  • Do you sell (_____________)?
  • You’re welcome.
  • Sorry, we don’t have/haven’t got any at the moment.


Complete the dialogues

  1. Can I help you?

a. You’re welcome.

b. No, I don’t want that pair.

c. Yes, I would like to purchase these jeans, please.


2. That’s 400 baht, please.

a. Here you are.

b. I’m sorry, we don’t have any.

c. Where is the jewellery section.


3. Thanks for your help.

a. Do you sell anything else here?

b. That’s all right.

c. No, thanks.



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