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


~ Match the questions with the answers below:


1) Do you ever buy spices or herbs at markets? What for?


2) Who was the last vendor you haggled with? Do you often haggle?


3) Do you like supermarkets? How long do you stay? Describe.


4) Do you ever go to market fairs or festivals? Why or why not?


5) When was the last time you went to a flea market? Tell.


6) When was the last time you bought fresh fish/meat? What for?


7) Do you have a favorite market stall for a snack? Tell about it.


~ Match the BEST answers with the questions above:


A) No, not really. People are sometimes rude and it¡¯s too bright.


B) I bought some offal at the market for dinner today.


C) Yes. There¡¯s a great donut stand on my way home.


D) I can¡¯t remember, but I bought a bunch of old dishes there.


E) Yes, on occasion, especially for soups and stews.


F) Yes. I¡¯m always looking out for them. I love the music and the vibe.


G) I often bargain with the veggie woman. She¡¯s reasonable.


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




~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Topic 10 ~ Marketplaces ~

Section One: Structure ~ ¡°Last¡± + Noun ~ Print (Sections 1 and 2): .docx /.doc


The simple past tense uses ¡°last¡± as an adjective to mean ¡°most recent¡±

Simple Form: When was the last time + Pronoun/noun + verb + Object


Example questions:


1) When was the last time you ate steak/raw fish/ramen? Where? 

2) Who was the last person you saw before coming here today?

3) What was the last thing you did on New Year¡¯s Eve? 

4) Where was the last place you had an argument with your spouse? 

5) How was your last day in high school? What did you do?

6) When was the last time you saw a concert? Where? 

7) Who was the last person you had coffee with? Tell.

8) What was the last TV show you watched? Explain

9) Where was the last place you traveled? What did you do? 

10) How was your last holiday? What did you do? Tell.





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)

Section Two: Vocabulary ~ Marketplaces ~

11) browse/inquire

12) tourist/local

13) souvenir/gift

14) peddler/beggar

15) ripoff/scam

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