Exercise 1   

Where are the people? Listen and number the pictures.

Answer & Transcript


A:   This is nice. I like the color. Do you have a medium?

B:   You’re holding a medium right now.

A:   Oh, good. Can I try it on?

B:   Sure, you can go right in there – behind you.


A:   Where are these made?

B:   They’re made in Korea.

A:   They’re for tennis, right? Can you wear them for jogging too?

B:   Oh, sure.


A:   This is really comfortable.

B:   Yes, and it would look really nice in the living room.

A:   It’s almost big enough to sleep on.

B:   I know. Should we get it?


A:   This would be a nice birthday present for Karen. She needs a new one.

B:   Oh. I know she does, but isn’t it too big for her?

A:   I don’t think so. You can adjust the seat and she’ll love this bell. And the price is right.  


A:   How about this? Do you think it’ll look good on me?

B:   I don’t think so. The pattern’s not right. And the color’s awful.

A:   Okay. Let’s keep looking.


A:   This is a nice big one. There’s so much room inside. We really do need a new one.

B:   Yes, but is it too big for the kitchen?

A:   I’m not sure. It is huge.

Exercise 2

Task 1

People are discussing items in a store. Listen and check their opinions about each item.


  Good Okay Not good

the style

the color

the size


  Good Okay Not good

the style

the color

the size


  Good Okay Not good

the style

the color

the size


  Good Okay Not good

the style

the color

the size

Task 2

Listen again. Do the people buy the items? Check the correct answer.

1.   yes


2.   yes


3.   yes


4.   yes


Answer & Transcript


A:   What do you think of this jacket?

B:   The style’s okay, I guess. How much is it?

A:   It’s $40.

B:   Wow! That’s really cheap. What colors does it come in?

A:   Looks like they have it in black, gray, red, and brown.

B:   I like those colors – especially the red one. Try it on.

A:   Okay. Well, how do I look?

B:   I don’t know. It’s not exactly your size.

A:   Really? Do you think I should buy it, anyway?

B:   No, don’t get it. It’s too big.


A:   How about this lamp?

B:   It’s … unusual.

A:   You mean, you don’t like the style.

B:   Not really. And look at that price. $160!

A:   Is that bad?

B:   Well, it sounds pretty expensive to me.

A:   What about the color?

B:   Actually, the color is perfect. It goes perfectly with everything in the room. And the size is just right, too. But it’s very expensive.

A:   We could put it on the credit card.

B:   That’s true, I guess. Let’s just buy it and go home.


A:   I have to get my sister a birthday present. What do you think about this watch?

B:   It’s really cute. I love the style.

A:   It only comes with a black or brown band, though.

B:   Yeah. I’d prefer some brighter colors. Brown is so-so. How much is it?

A:   $69.95.

B:   It’s okay, I guess.

A:   What about the size?

B:   It’s great! She’ll love it. Just get it!

A:   Okay.


A:   Look at this sofa. What do you think?

B:   Oh, I’m not sure I like the style. It’s too heavy looking.

A:   Is it comfortable? Try it.

B:   Mmm. It’s really comfortable. And I’d like to have something this size. Our old sofa is way too small. This size is perfect.

A:   What do you think of the color?

B:   Well, green isn’t my favorite color, but it’s better than that awful brown one we have now. It’s okay, I guess.

A:   How much is it?

B:   Oh, no! It’s $999! That’s really too expensive. We can’t afford it right now.

A:   I know. Why don’t we wait ‘til next month for their mid-year sale? It might be cheaper then.

B:   Hey, that’s a good idea.

Exercise 3

Task 1

A salesclerk is describing things in a store. Listen and circle the correct information about each item.

1.  The microware oven …………….. .

a.  has a 3-year guarantee

b.  is sold in many stores

c.  is made in the United States

2.  The jacket …………….. .

a.  is washable

b.  is made of leather

c.  comes in two different colors

3.  The TV …………….. .

a.  is made in South Korea

b.  is cheaper than a regular TV

c.  comes in two sizes

4.  The watch …………….. .

a.  is made of metal

b.  is popular with business people

c.  has changeable bands

Task 2

Listen again. What phrase completes each statement? Write the correct letter.

1.  The microwave oven ……

2.  The jacket ……

3.  The TV ……

4.  The watch ……

a.  is reversible.

b.  displays popular recipes.

c.  can be used for e-mail.

d.  can hang on the wall.

Answer & Transcript


These microwave ovens are very popular. You won’t find them in other stores because they’re made especially for us. We import them from our factory in Mexico. They’re very well made and come with a three-year guarantee. Your receipt is your guarantee. One great thing is they only weigh ten kilos, so you can easily pick one up if you want to move it or clean it. They also have a really special feature you don’t find in other microwaves. They display popular recipes on this little screen in front. It has recipes for over 500 easy dishes.


This jacket is very strong. It’s made of nylon, so it’s very easy to take care of. It comes in six different colors. You don’t need to dry clean it. You can just throw it in the washing machine, then hang it up to dry. And let me show you something really special about it. It’s reversible. It turns inside out so you can wear it either way. See? The color inside is different from the color outside. Isn’t that great? So you really have two jackets for the price of one.


These new flat screen TVs are very popular nowadays. They’re not from the United States. They’re made in South Korea. They’re quite light, so you can pick them up and move them around if you want to. And the special thing about these TVs is that you can also hang them on the wall. Now that’s something you can’t do with any other kind of TV! They come in three different sizes. They’re more expensive than a regular TV, but they’re very convenient, and they look great in your house or apartment.


These new watches are very popular with teenagers. They’re modern and made entirely of plastic so they’re very light. Each watch comes with six different bands, so you can change the band to match your clothes. Another thing is they’re very strong. They’re also waterproof. But what’s really special is that this is not only a watch. You can use it to send and receive e-mail messages.

Exercise 4

Imelda is shopping for shoes. Why does she like this pair? Listen and circle the correct answer.

1.   The color is …………..

a.   red

b.   silver

c.   red with silver straps

2.   They are a pair of …………..

a.   tennis shoes

b.   high heels

c.   loafers

3.   The price is …………..

a.   almost $200

b.   over $200

c.   exactly $200

4.   The size is …………..

a.   8

b.   8 1/ 2

c.   9

5.   They are …………..

a.   very comfortable

b.   somewhat comfortable

c.   not comfortable

Answer & Transcript

1 c   2 b   3 a   4 b   5 c


A:   Oh, look at these shoes! I love them.

B:   Imelda, you promised you wouldn’t buy another pair of shoes. You already have 40 pairs!

A:   I know, but look! They’re my favorite color-red. And not just red, but red with silver straps… wow… and I love the style.

B:   Don’t you already have a pair of shoes in that style?

A:   No, I don’t. I love this style-really high heels and open toes.

B:   But Imelda, look at the price tag they’re almost $200.

A:   I can always put it on your credit card. Oh, come on, honey … they’re 8 1/2, my size exactly.

B:   But are they comfortable?

A:   No, not at all but it doesn’t matter. With shoes that look this good, a little pain isn’t a problem. Please!

B:   Oh, okay… I guess we’ll just have to build another closet for your shoes.

Exercise 5

A car salesman is trying to sell a car. Are these statements true or false? Listen and check the correct answer.

  True False
1.   The cars are popular because they are safe.
2.   They come in three styles.
3.   They come in a variety of colors.
4.   The price is very expensive.
5.   The quality is excellent.

Answer & Transcript

1 True   2 False   3 True   4 False   5 True


These cars are very popular because they’re safe and comfortable. They come in two different styles, a sporty two-door medium-size and a more practical four-door larger size. You can buy these cars in a variety of colors, so if you don’t see what you like here, we can order exactly what you want. The price is very reasonable and the quality is excellent.

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