Конспект уроку на тему: "The art of shopping"

Тип матеріалу: 
Навчальний рівень: 


- to develop students' speaking skills;

- to use lexical units in a monologue, dialogue and situational speech;

- to practise grammar (types of questions).

Equipment: posters, the map of London, different printouts, pictures.



T: Good morning, dear friends. Let's begin our lesson and make one more step in mastering English.


Practise English all the time!

Practising, practising, practising, practising,

Practising English in the market,

Practising English in the park,

Practising English in the restaurant,

Practising English in the dark!

What's he doing?

Practising English all the time!

Practising, practising, practising, practising.

Where is he practising?

In the market.

Where is he practising?

In the park.

Where is he practising?

In the restaurant.

Where is he practising?

In the dark!

Practising, practising, practising, practising,

Practising English all the time!

Put the words into the correct order to make questions.

1. What for would time like you go me you to shopping?

2. Who are present the going to you to give?

3. When supermarket the today shut does?

Key: 1. What time would you like me to go shopping for you? 2. Who are you going to give the present to? 3. When does the supermarket close today?


T: In the previous lessons we talked about shops and shopping. Love it or hate it, in any case we all have to do the shopping sometimes. New Year and Christmas are coming, presents need to be bought. We can buy a great number of different things. Now you have 3 minutes to make a list of presents you'd like to buy for these holidays. Your time is up!

T: Let's see who has the longest list, count the words. Read your list aloud, please. If you have the same word, please, cross it out!



1. Match each proverb to its translation.

1. It's not worth a penny

а) Покупець завжди правий

2. Buy a pig in a poke

б) Хочеш втратити друга — позич йому грошей

3. The customer is always right

с) Копійка гривню береже

4. Advertising is the mother of commerce

й) Людина з кислимnвиразом обличчя неnповинна відкривати магазин

5. A man with a sour face should not open the shop

е) Реклама — мати комерції

6. Look after the pennies, and the pound will look after themselves

ґ) Не варте й копійки

7. Lend your money and lose your friend

д) Купити кота в мішку

Key: 1-f; 2-g; 3-а; 4- е; 5-d; 6-е; 7-b.

2. Choose one of these proverbs and explain its meaning in English.



It's interesting to know that British are called the nation of shopkeepers. London, the capital of Great Britain, is not only the center of museums, galleries and sport but also shops and markets.

The most famous shop in London — some people say the most famous in the world — is Harrods, in Knightsbridge. It was opened in 1849.

Oxford Street has many big shops — Selfridges, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Debenhams. There are always lots of people looking at the shops here, but at Christmas thousands more people come to see the wonderful Christmas lights — and to buy presents for their friends and family.

Charing Cross Road is famous for its bookshops. There are lots of them, and they sell old and new books. One of the oldest and most famous is Foyles. It has thousands of books — but it can sometimes be very difficult to find the book you want!

Covent Garden was once a big food market, but now it has lots of small shops and caf6s — and there are street performers to watch there.

There are two very famous markets in London. Petticoat Lane market (open on Sundays) is in Middlesex Street. It is a good place to buy cheap clothes and things for the home. At the market in Portobello Road (open on Saturdays) you can buy old clocks, old chairs and tables, and hundreds of other things.

Portsmouth Street — famous for Old Curiosity Shop — is acting as an antique shop and was opened in a two-storey building in the 16th century in London. It was described by

Ch. Dickens in his same named novel. After the death of the writer there was a table with the word as "which was honoured by Charles Dickens".

After listening

Using the map of London, find famous streets, stick the names of the best shops and answer what you can buy there.

2. Make up a dialogue on the topic "In the shop" and act it out.


PI: What can I do for you, young lady?

P2: Will you, please, show me some pairs of gloves?

PI: Which would you prefer — kid (very soft leather made from a skin of a young goat) or suede (soft leather with a slightly rough surface) ones?

P2: I'd prefer kid gloves and not in a very bright colour.

PI: You can try on these black ones designed in a classic style.

P2: Oh, they are so cool!

PI: Moreover, they match your coat very much!

P2: Yes, I've also noticed it. They really are perfect! How much do they cost?

PI: Not much, only, $30.

P2: Good! I'll take them.

PI: Then follow me to the cash desk!

(The woman pays money and takes a pair of gloves she has just chosen.)

PI: Here is your change. Thank you! Have a nice day!

P2: Thank you for your help! Have a nice day too!

PI: Good bye!

P2: Good bye!



Psychologists and designers have worked together in the shopping industry to invent a special 'shopping tool', which will help to attract lots of customers.

Shoppers in Britain spend 64 million pounds buying clothes every day. For many shoppers it is a social ritual. On average, British teenage shoppers spend three times as much as adult ones. Once inside a shop, teenagers are three times more likely to buy something.

Outside the shop, the window display is like a huge advert, which attracts lots of people eager to buy something fashionable.

If shops play music and have lights like in clubs, shoppers will be tempted into doing shopping and it will be difficult to resist buying something new.

As the research shows people are buying not only clothes but also a certain image and lifestyle. You might think you know what you want, but it seems that designers and psychologists know it better!

After reading

Answer the following questions.

1. What does the recent research show?

2. How much do shoppers in Britain spend every day for buying clothes?

3. Why do so many British like shopping?


Write down an essay "My best purchase of a present for a close friend".

Джерело: English. – 2010. - № 37- с. 13-14.

Suggested level A2 - pre-intermediate

Uudmyla Gladkova,

a teacher of English,

iyceum # 1,

Sverdlovsk, Luhansk region

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