'I'm looking for a…', 'I wonder if you can help me, I…', 'How much is that?', etc.
Try to buy the items in the list from you teacher.
List 1 Here are the things you need to buy - a blank CD to burn some music on your laptop - a newspaper, preferably ‘The Guardian’ or ‘The Independent’ - Some low-fat milk - Half a kilo of nectarines - A monolingual dictionary, English – English, but small enough for your pocket You also need to change a 10 pound note for 10 one pound coins
List 2 Here are the things you need to buy - An extension lead for your MP3 player - This week’s ‘Film Review’ magazine - Some wholemeal bread - Some bananas, but the ones used for cooking - A good grammar practice book for your level You also need to find out what time it is, as you have lost your watch
List 3 Here are the things you need to buy - Some high quality paper for your printer - Some chewing gum, strawberry flavour - A couple of packets of instant noodles – you like them spicy - A kilo of oranges - A good guide to grammar in English You also need to know where the nearest bank is List
4 Here are the things you need to buy - Some headphones for your computer so you can use the internet to make telephone calls - A book of first class stamps, preferably 10. - Four mangos, not quite ripe would be best - Some black pepper corns for your pepper mill - A bi-lingual dictionary, English – your language You also want to put a card in the window of a shop saying that you are looking for a private teacher to help with your English A shopping role play