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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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