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* 26 Shopping (p.1 of 2)

 

26.1   When you ask about store hours

 

When are you open?   Listen   A “What are the hours when your store is open?”   < – “We're open from 8 AM till 6 PM.”>

What are your hours?   Listen   < – “We’re open 8am to 6pm.”>

What time do you open?   Listen   A “At what hour do you open your store in the morning?”   < – “We open at 8 a.m.”>

When do you open?   Listen   A “When do you open your store in the morning?”   < – “The store opens at 8 o’clock in the morning.”>

How late are you open today?   Listen   A “At what hour are you going to close your store in the evening?”   < – “We are open till 6 p.m.”>

When do you close today?   Listen   A “When do you close your store in the evening?”   < – “We close at 6 o’clock in the evening.”>

Are you open after six?   Listen   < – “No, we are not. The store closes at 6 p.m.”>

Are you open on weekends?   Listen   < – “Yes, we are open on weekends.”>

Are you open on Sunday?   Listen   < – “No, we are not. The store is closed on Sunday.”>

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26.2   When you ask about the location of the store on the phone

 

Where is your store?   Listen   < – “The store is located at 23 Main Avenue in Ocean City.”>

Where are you located?   Listen   < – “We are located at the intersection of Main Avenue and California Street.”>

What is your street address?   Listen   < – “Our street address is 23 Main Avenue.”>

What is the cross street?   Listen   < – “The cross street is California.” >

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26.3   When you ask a sales associate

 

Excuse me, do you work here?   Listen   < – “Yes, I do. Can I help you find something?”>

Can you help me?   Listen   (used with can or could)   < – “Sure. Are you looking for anything in particular?”>

Can I ask you something?   Listen   (used with can or may)   < – “Sure. How can I help you?”>

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26.4   When you look for items in a supermarket

 

Do you carry low-fat milk?   Listen   < – “Dairy products are in the aisle number eight.”>

Where is ice cream?   Listen   < – “There is a large refrigerator on the other side of the store. Please look there.”>

Where will I find apples?   Listen   < – “Apples are in the produce department.”>

Can you tell me where I can find cheese?   Listen   (used with can or could)   < – “You can find cheese in the dairy section.”>

In what aisle is coffee?   Listen   < – “Coffee is located in the aisle number twelve.”>

What aisle is candy in?   Listen   < – “Candy can be found at various places in the store and near to the checkout counters.”>

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26.5   When you try to locate items in a department store

 

Where is women’s wear?   Listen   < – “Do you see the sign in the middle of the store? It’s there.”>

Where is ladies’ wear?   Listen   < – “Ladies’ wear is the largest department in our store. It takes the entire first floor.”>

Where is men’s wear?   Listen   < – “Men’s wear is between children’s wear and home appliances.”>

Where is children’s wear?   Listen   < – “Children’s wear is on the other side of the store next to the toys department.”>

Where are the children's clothes?   Listen   < – “Boys’ wear and girls’ wear are located on the opposite side of the store.”>

Where can I find children's clothes?   Listen   < – “Walk along the main aisle all the way to the other side of the store. You’ll find children’s clothes there.” >

Where is the shoe department?   Listen   < – “The shoe department is on the third floor. To get there, you can take either an escalator or an elevator.”>

Where is furniture?   Listen   <“Where is furniture? I remember it was here.” – “The furniture department has moved out recently. Now it is in a separate building.”>

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26.6   When you ask about a particular item in a store

 

I need a dress.   Listen   <“Can I help you?” – “I need a dress.” – “Do you have anything in mind?”>

I need a suit.   Listen   <“Can I help you with something?” – “I need a suit.” – “Do you know what you want?”>

I need a swimsuit.   Listen   <“Are you being helped?” – “No. Can you help me? I need a swimsuit.”>

I need a bathing suit.   Listen   <“Is there anything I can help you find today?” – “I need a bathing suit.” – “I’ve got your size.”>

I need socks.   Listen   <“Are you looking for something in particular?” – “I need socks.”>

I need a pair of socks.   Listen   <“What are you interested in?” – “I need a pair of socks.”>

I need gloves.   Listen   <“What are you looking for?” – “I need gloves.”>

I need a pair of gloves.   Listen   < – “What size do you need?”>

I need a pair of jeans.   Listen   < – “Do you know what size you are?”>

I’m looking for something for my husband.   Listen   < – “Do you have anything specific in mind?”>

I'm looking for a nice gift for my wife.   Listen   < – “I’ve got exactly what you need. May I suggest this piece of jewelry?”>

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