At the Store
Look at the picture.
Read the questions.
Think about the topic.
What do you say when you go to a store?
How do you talk to the clerk / assistant?
What might he / she say to you?
How do you ask for what you need?
What do you say when you check out?
How do you say thank you?
Phrases for Conversation
Here are some sample phrases and expressions you might use at a store.
Practice them with your tutor or partner.
When you enter the store/start a conversation with the clerk :
|What a clerk might say:||What a customer might say:|
|May I help you?||Excuse me. Do you work here?|
|Can I help you?||(Can you help me?)|
|Can I help you find something?||Can I ask you something?|
|What can I do for you?|
What a customer might respond:
Yes. I’m looking for ________________.
Do you have any ___________ (s)?
Can you tell me where the ___________is/are?
When you check out / leave the store:
Did you find everything you needed?
Did you find what you were looking for?
Did you find everything okay?
Will that be all (for today)?
Is that everything?
(Will there be) anything else?
Customer: That’s all for today.
That’s it. Thanks.
Read the text aloud to your tutor. Your tutor will listen and provide you with feedback.
Review and use these words.
Practice shopping for these items.
Role play with your partner or tutor.
Take turns being the customer or clerk.
Talk with your tutor about this topic.
Use the expressions and vocabulary you learned.
Use the related resources below to learn more.
1. Pretend you are buying something from a store.
Role play a conversation between a clerk (A) and a customer (B).
Ask for help in finding the item you want to buy.
Find out price and any other information you need.
Pay for the item at the checkout counter.
A: May I help you?
B: Yes, do you have any brooms?
A: Yes, they’re over there by the wall.
B: Thank you.
B: How much is this sweater? / are these sandals?
A: It’s $___________. / They’re $__________.
A: Is that all for today?
B: Yes, I think so.
A: That comes to $____________.
B: Here you are.