Section Three: Question and Answer ~ Print Q and A: .docx /.doc


~ Match the questions with the answers below:


1) How far is the nearest bakery from your home? What do you buy?


2) How often do you go to a convenience store? What do you buy?


3) How much do you usually spend at a supermarket?


4) How many people use a discount store in your country? What do they buy?


5) How much coffee/tea/water do you drink in a day?


6) How many donuts/cookies/slices of bread do you eat in a week?


7) What do people buy at hardware stores? Who shops there?


~ Match the BEST answers with the questions above:


A) All the time. I usually buy a pack of cigs.


B) I always spend more than I want to. Don¡¯t shop when you¡¯re hungry!


C) I guess everyone. We can buy everything cheaper there.


D) I drink lots. It helps me to keep up with my workload.


E) I don¡¯t know for sure... maybe hammers, hoses, nails, and tape.


F) It¡¯s on my way to work. A few minutes walk from home.


G) Too many... Maybe because I walk by the bakery everyday.


Now: In pairs, groups, or as a class, answer the questions above according to your own experience


Next: Make your own questions related to the topic, vocabulary, or structure presented



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TLW ~ Basic English ~ Vocabulary for Speaking




Section One: Structure ~ Clauses using ¡°Before¡± and ¡°After¡± ~ Print (Sections 1 and 2): .docx /.doc


Form: Clauses are groups of words with a subject and verb.

a) Independent clauses are sentences: I have coffee.


b) Dependent clauses are not sentences: after I go shopping


c) They can be joined together in two ways:

1) I have coffee after I go shopping. (no comma)

2) After I go shopping, I have coffee. (comma)


d) You can make questions in the same way:

1) Do you have coffee before you go shopping? (no comma)

2) Before you go shopping, do you have coffee? (comma)


Example questions:


1) What do you do before/after you go shopping? 

2) Who do you like to meet before/after you go shopping? 

3) What kind of stores do you like shopping in?  Why?

4) What kind of stores do you avoid going to? Why?

5) What do you do before you buy something expensive? 

6) What do you do after you buy something you don¡¯t want? 

7) Do you check your receipts after you go shopping? 

8) How often do you go to a mall/department store? 

9) Do you enjoy shopping online? What do you buy? 

10) What should people avoid buying online? Why? 

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures


1)   To begin with, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, look up, talk about, and introduce the structure

2)   Then, create new questions together using structure and vocabulary. Consult vocabulary list

3)   After that, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, match the questions and answers in the third section

4)   Next, select and answer any of the questions in your own way from your own experience

5)   Include as many students as possible and endeavor to create a discussion based on the Q and A

       (Challenge yourself by creating your own questions with the given vocabulary and structure)

~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Topic 5 ~ Shopping ~

Section Two: Vocabulary ~ Shopping ~

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