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26 Everyday Conversational Expressions Shopping p.2

 

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* 26 Shopping (p.2 of 2)

 

26.7 When you are just looking and not purchasing

 

I'm just looking. Listen A I am only looking at your merchandise. <Is there anything I could help you with? No, thanks. Im just looking. If you need me, Ill be right there.>

I'm only looking. Listen <May I help you? No, thanks. Im only looking.>

I'm just browsing. Listen <Are you looking for something in particular? No, I'm just browsing. Thanks anyway.>

I'm just window shopping. Listen <Do you want to buy anything in this mall? No, not really. Im just window shopping.>

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26.8 When you ask a particular question about merchandise

 

Do you have something less expensive?   Listen   < – “Yes, I’ve got exactly what you are looking for. Follow me, please.”>

Do you have anything a bit less expensive? Listen < This is on sale today.>

Do you have this in a larger size? Listen < Yes, we do. Here, try it on.>

Do you have this in a smaller size? Listen < It looks like we dont have that in your size.>

Do you have this in red? Listen < Yes, we do. Do you need anything else to go with that?>

Do you have a blouse to match this skirt? Listen < How about this one? Its a perfect match. Is there anything else I can help you with?>

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26.9 When you ask about prices

 

How much does this cost? Listen < It's $19.95. OK, I'll take it.>

How much are these? Listen < They are $ 3.75 each. Wow, that's too expensive.>

How much is this dress? Listen < That one is $7.95. How about this one?>

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26.10 When you cannot make a right choice in the store

 

I just can't make up my mind. Listen A I cannot make a decision. <Your store has a good selection. I just cant make up my mind. If you need help, Ill be right there.>

I'm not sure which one I like. Listen <They have a short one in red, and a long one in green. I am not sure which one I like.>

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26.11 When you want to try on clothes

 

I want to try this dress on for size. Listen < There is a mirror over there.>

I'd like to try this suit on. Listen < The fitting rooms are over there.>

Where is the fitting room? Listen < The womens fitting room is located near to the escalator.>

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26.12 When you are not satisfied with an item

 

It's too expensive. Listen <I like this dress. But Im afraid my husband wont approve my purchase. Its too expensive.>

It's a little pricey. Listen <Its a little pricey. I saw a similar dress on sale at half price in another department.>

I don't like the color. Listen < Sorry, we dont have it in other colors. Is there anything else I can get for you?>

It's too tight. Listen < Yes, it looks like that. I have a larger size. Would you like to try that on?>

It's too loose. Listen <I believe Ive lost some weight. This blouse doesnt fit me. Its too loose.>

It's too long. Listen < I can order a shorter one for you. It will arrive in a few days.>

It doesnt quite suit me. Listen A It is not exactly what I want. <This dress is nice. It doesnt quite suit me, though. I want something lighter and more ornate.>

I'll have to keep looking for what I want. Listen < OK. If you need any help, just let me know.>

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26.13 When an item is the best in a group

 

It's the pick of the crop. Listen A Its the choicest part of the whole lot. <Look at this stylish dress. Its the pick of the crop.>

It's the cream of the crop. Listen A Its the best part of the whole lot. <This leather jacket is exceptionally good. Its the cream of the crop.>

It's the top of the line. Listen A Its the best in a particular line of merchandise. <I like Chanel #5. Its the top of the line.>

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26.14 When you encourage your shopping companion to purchase an item

 

That looks great on you! Listen <Turn around. That looks great on you!>

That looks nice on you! Listen <Look at yourself in the mirror. That looks nice on you!>

That's your color. Listen <Thats your color. It really brings out your eyes.>

This is you! Listen A You look very natural in that! <Im so glad we found the red dress. This is you!>

That really fits your figure. Listen <Sally, that dress looks good on you! Do you think Tom will like it? Yes! That really fits your figure.>

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26.15 When you warn your shopping companion to be careful with an item

 

If you break it, you own it! Listen A If you damage this item, you will have to pay for it. <Lucy, this vase is very fragile. And the store manager is looking at you. If you break it, you own it.>

If you break it, there will be hell to pay. Listen A If you damage this item, you will be in serious trouble. <Remember, its a demonstration sample. If you break it, there will be hell to pay.>

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26.16 When you want your purchase to be gift wrapped

 

Can I get this gift wrapped? Listen (used with can or may) < Sure. What else can I do for you?>

Can you gift wrap that? Listen (used with can or could) < Let me help you. What kind of wrapping paper do you prefer?>

Would you please gift wrap that? Listen (used with can or could or would) < Yes. Please select the wrapping paper.>

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