Listening task 1: I’ll buy it!

A Listen. People are shopping. Where are they going to buy the things? Check (✓) the correct places.


the mall

a second-hand store

a designer shop






Answer & Audioscripts

1 the mall   2 a second-hand store

3 online   4 a designer shop

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. Which ones are they going to buy? Check (✓) the correct pictures.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 b   2 a   3 a   4 b



Man:   Thanks for coming shopping with me.

Woman:   No problem. I love to come here. There are so many different stores! I can get all my shopping done in one place.

Man:   OK. I’m going to the electronics store. I need to buy a computer for my new job.

Woman:   I thought you already had a computer.

Man:   I do, but I really need a laptop – something small that I can take with me everywhere.


Man:   I’m looking for a jacket. Do you have any that aren’t too old looking?

Salesclerk:   Sure, over here; these just came in. There are a few that look almost new. And you can’t beat the price.

Man:   Oh, sorry, not a suit jacket. I need something I can wear skiing.

Salesclerk:   Oh. Well, we have some ski jackets over here. How about this blue one? You can zip it all the way up, and it’ll keep you really warm.

Man:   That does look warm. It’s perfect. I’ll take it.


Woman:   I need to get a book for my vacation. Have you read anything good lately?

Man:   I just read a great history book. It had lots of good information. As a matter of fact, I bought it on that Web site you’re looking at. Do you want to borrow it for your trip?

Woman:   Uh, thanks anyway. I want something fun to read on the beach.

Man:   Oh, look. It says “Click here for novels.” I bet you’ll find something fun there.

Woman:   Oh, wow, science fiction! This is what I’m talking about. I love science fiction.


Woman 1:   I have to get a new bag. This one’s so old.

Woman 2:   Oh, they had some really nice ones on sale back in that department store.

Woman 1:   Yeah, but I didn’t see anything I liked there.

Woman 2:   Let’s go in here. Come on. Look at this little yellow bag with the polka dots. Oh, and I love that green one.

Woman 1:   I don’t know, this place looks a little, um…

Woman 2:   I know, I know, it’s expensive… Oooh – the yellow one is way too expensive. But I just have to have that green one. It’s from Paris, and I love that brand. I’m getting it. I am …

Listening task 2: At the store

A Listen. People are at a department store. Where are they? Number the departments from 1 to 5. (There is one extra department.)

Answer & Audioscripts

1 Electronics   2 Jewelry   3 Sporting goods

4 Health and beauty   5 Clothing

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. Will the people buy the items? Check (✓) yes or no.









Answer & Audioscripts

1 no   2 yes   3 no   4 yes   5 no



Woman:   Are these the only ones on sale?

Salesclerk:   Yes, just these.

Woman:   Not the digital ones?

Salesclerk:   No, I’m sorry.

Woman:   Well, I guess I can still take good pictures with this, but I won’t be able to e-mail them to my friends, will I?

Salesclerk:   No, I’m afraid not.

Woman:   Well, I guess I won’t buy one today. I’ll wait until the digital ones go on sale.


Brother:   Oh, Mom’s birthday is coming up. Wouldn’t she just love that?

Sister:   Oooh, that’s really pretty. Do you think it will fit her? She has really small fingers, you know.

Brother:   Yeah, I think it will fit. Which do you think she’d like better? The silver one or the gold one?

Sister:   Well, the gold is more expensive, but Mom is pretty special.

Brother:   Yeah, I’ll get the gold one.


Son:   Mom! Can I get this, please?

Mother:   Oh, I don’t know, honey. Those things are so dangerous.

Son:   Oh, come on, Mom. All my friends have one. I can ride it to school, and there’s a new park where I can ride up and down this big wall, and…

Mother:   Um. No, I don’t think so, honey.

Son:   Mom!


Woman:   Hey, you said you wanted to change your look! How about this?

Man:   Wow! That’s a really crazy color. You know I’m much too shy to do that!

Woman:   Oh, come on, it would look great on you. It’ll match your eyes.

Man:   Hmm. Well, not with the style I have now. Maybe if I got it cut really short.

Woman:   Yeah! Come on. You’ll look great.

Man:   OK, I’ll try it.


Salesclerk:   May I help you?

Woman:   Yes, do you have this in a smaller size?

Salesclerk:   I’m sorry. That’s the only size we have in blue. We do have it in brown, and we have a pretty striped one, too.

Woman:   No, I have to have blue. I have a skirt I want to wear it with. Brown wouldn’t really go with the skirt, and stripes don’t look very good on me.

Salesclerk:   I’m sorry, miss. We don’t have the blue one in your size.

Woman:   Well, I guess I won’t but one today, then. Thank you, anyway.

Listening task 3

A Listen again. Circle the correct answers.

1  The man is shopping

    a. in a mall.

    b. at a small store.

    c. online.

2  The man wants to buy

    a. a jacket.

    b. a suit.

    c. winter gloves.

3  The woman likes

    a. the red one.

    b. the blue one.

    c. the green one.

4  The man decides to buy

    a. a blue one.

    b. a red one.

    c. a green one.

5  The final price is

    a. less than at the mall.

    b. the same as at the mall.

    c. more than at the mall.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 c   2 a   3 b   4 c   5 c


Husband:   Whoa, honey. Come look at this!

Wife:   What? Oh, no. You’re not shopping again!

Husband:   But look what I found on this Web site! This is exactly the same jacket I saw at the mall! And it’s fifteen dollars cheaper online!

Wife:   Do they have your size?

Husband:   Let’s see, “Click here for sizes” … Yes, they have it in medium.

Wife:   I like that blue one. Why don’t you get that one?

Husband:   OK… Oh. They only have dark green. Well, at the price, it’s OK, I guess. So, I’ll just put in my address… and credit card number… Wait. That doesn’t look right. Why is it so expensive?

Wife:   It costs twenty dollars for them to send it to you. I guess you should have bought it at the mall.

Listening task 4

A Listen. People are shopping. Where are they? Circle the correct answers.

1  a. the mall

    b. online

    c. a department store

2  a. a second-hand store

    b. a department store

    c. a designer shop

3  a. a department store

    b. the mall

    c. a second-hand store

4  a. the mall

    b. a department store

    c. a sporting goods store

5  a. a department store

    b. an electronics store

    c. a designer shop

Answer & Audioscripts

1 b   2 c   3 c   4 a   5 a

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. Will the people buy the items? Check (✓) yes or no.









Answer & Audioscripts

1 yes   2 no   3 no   4 no   5 yes



Man:   What are you doing?

Woman:   Getting plane tickets for our trip. Let’s see … departing … July thirteenth. Returning … July seventeenth. Two people … adults … Wow, look at that!

Man:   Is that a good price?

Woman:   It sure is! That’s much cheaper than at the travel agency, and it’s so easy to do this right from home.


Woman:   What do you think?

Man:   Well, they’re nice jeans. I like that designer, but those are a little small for you.

Woman:   But this is the biggest size they have.

Man:   I think you need to check a bigger store with bigger jeans. Let’s go.

Woman:   OK.


Woman:   I love this dress!

Man:   Is it your size?

Woman:   Yes. And it’s so much cheaper than buying a new one.

Man:   Uh-oh. Look at this. It’s missing a button.

Woman:   Oh, you’re right. Well, I guess I won’t get it, then.


Woman:   I’m tired. We’ve been shopping for video games all morning.

Brian:   OK. Let’s walk over to the food court and get something to eat.

Woman:   Oh, no. No more walking.

Brian:   But, there are three stores we haven’t been to yet.

Woman:   Can’t you just buy your game so we can get out of here?

Brian:   Oh, I’m just looking. I don’t have any money to buy anything.

Woman:   Brian!


Woman:   Hey, look! “Special sale on cell phones. Today only.”

Man:   Let’s go! Electronics are on the sixth floor.

Woman:   I’ll meet you up there. I want to check out the women’s clothing department first.

Man:   OK. I’ll see you in a few minutes, and I’ll show you my new phone.

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