Task-Based Lesson: How to Go Shopping in English

How to Go Shopping in English

How to Go Shopping in English


  1. Expensive
  2. Cheap
  3. How much?
  4. How many?
  5. To spend money
  6. To get a discount
  7. To give a discount
  8. To sell
  9. To buy
  10. To go shopping
  11. To browse
  12. To go window shopping


  • Can you recommend a good shoe store?
  • Do you take credit cards?
  • Can I pay in cash?
  • Is there pharmacy in this area?
  • Where can I buy books?
  • Where is the nearest shopping centre?
  • Do you know where the nearest hardware store is?

How to Go Shopping – Lesson Plan

Schema Activation


Task #1

  1. Students are sent a list of key vocabulary using a Quizlet Set
  2. Students check the spelling and the pronunciation
  3. Students quiz their classmates 

Task #2

  1. Students  are sent  a google.
  2. They open the google form and they interview their classmates 
  3. Once they interview somebody, they have to be interviewed by somebody else.

Task #3

  1. Teacher gives students a chart that describes 5 phones
  2. Students make questions such as:
    • What cellphones do you offer?
    • How much does it cost?
    • What color is it?
    • What’s the storage capacity?
    • What operating system does it have?
    • What’s the brand?
    • How many megapixels does the camera have?


  1. Students make groups of 3 
  2. They choose a store and a product
  3. They prepare questions and answers 
  4. They role-play the conversation in class.

Post- Task

Students participate in a kahoot to check if they became familiar with the contents of the class.