Topic 15 ~  Money and Shopping ~ Choose the questions you like ~


Group A

1) Are you saving money to buy something? If so, what are you planning to buy? How much will it cost?

2) Do you compare prices at different stores when you shop for expensive goods?

3) Do you enjoy window shopping? If so, when and how often?

4) Do you ever buy second-hand/used products (clothes, furniture, etc.)?

5) Do you ever give money to charity? If so, how often and to whom?


Group B

1) Do you gamble, buy lottery tickets, or go to the race track? Have you ever won? Do you have a story?

2) Is haggling common in your country? Do you always haggle at the market? Tell your tale.

3) How many credit cards do you have? Do you use them all? Explain. How important are they?

4) Do you enjoy shopping at the supermarket? Why or why not? How much time do you spend there?

5) Do you put money in the stock market, real estate, or in other investments? Is it wise? Explain.


Group C

1) Do you sometimes buy things that you don't need? If so, give some examples.

2) What goods and services are cheaper in your own country? Why do you think so?

3) What goods and services are more expensive in your own country? Why do you think so?

4) Have you ever had any money stolen from you? What happened?

5) Have you ever been 'scammed' or 'ripped off ' (tricked out of your money)? What happened?


Group D

1) What is the average salary in your country? Is it enough for people to live well? Explain.

2) Do you ever shop at discount stores ('one-dollar shops')? What do you buy?

3) How often do you buy new clothes or shoes? Where do you shop?

4) Do you ever shop online? What sites? How often? What do you buy?

5) Have you ever been to a large shopping mall? Where? Talk about your experience.


Group E

1) What's the most money you've ever spent on dinner? Where? What did you order?

2) Who pays for weddings in your country? Is it very expensive? What do you think about it?

3) In a marriage, do you think one person should handle the finances? Explain.

4) Should children get an allowance (pocket money) from their parents? How much?

5) What do these proverbs mean: Time is money, Money talks, You can't take it with you when you go.





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1) To begin with, in groups, in pairs, or as a class, select the questions you’d like to talk about. 


2) Then, in pairs or in groups, ask questions and share ideas in your conversations.


3) Finally, share your ideas (each individual) in a classroom discussion.