Shop Till You Drop!

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I May 06, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Expressing Contrast
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
Illustration depicting various items one could find in an American shopping mall, with students practicing fun idioms related to the topic in an English lesson.

Lesson Overview

Are you a shopaholic who likes to shop till you drop? In this lesson, students will learn about different things you could find and buy in an American shopping mall. Students will learn and practice how to express contrast with one/some and other/another. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets in which students learn fun idioms and vocabulary relating to the topic. The lesson activities and worksheets have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will learn and practice how to express contrast using phrases like "one/some" and "other/another." For example, "One is formal, the other is casual" and "Some shoes are black, others are brown."

  • Speaking: Students will engage in speaking activities set in a shopping scenario where they will use phrases learned to express choices, preferences, and opinions about different products, enhancing their spoken English skills.

  • Vocabulary: Students will learn specific vocabulary related to shopping, such as "shopaholic," "bargain," "window shopping," "shopping spree," and "it's a steal," and use these terms in context to discuss shopping habits.

  • Cultural Awareness: Students will discuss the cultural aspects of shopping, including the significance of sales events like Black Friday in American culture and compare them with shopping traditions in their own cultures.

  • Homework: Students will complete exercises involving the use of contrasting phrases, match shopping-related idioms to their meanings, and write short paragraphs about their shopping experiences or preferences using the vocabulary and structures discussed in class.

Other materials you may be interested in