Unit 10 : Shopping for Shoes English Lesson


Unit 10: Shopping for Shoes


  • Teach ESL/EFL young learners how to describe and compare things based on looks and price.
  • To build vocabulary related to shopping and pricing.
  • This English lesson focuses on adjectives relating to price and the difference between the comparative forms of mono-syllabic and multi-syllabic adjectives. One syllable adjectives tend to add –er and –est at the end to form the comparative and superlatives. Adjectives with more than one syllable generally tend to use the words ‘more’ and ‘most’ when comparing.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

shopping-shoes video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

shopping-shoes game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

shopping-shoes test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Shopping for Shoes'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Lisa needs new boots because her old ones are falling apart. Dad decides to take her out on a trip to the mall. At the mall, they find boots with different looks and prices. Lisa is busy comparing the boots based on their looks while Dad focuses on price and affordability. In the end, they both decide to buy the boots that are satisfying to Lisa and are reasonable priced.


New Words

falling apart
try on

Color descriptions


More ways to describe


Adjectives                 Comparatives             Superlatives

colorfulmore colorfulmost colorful
affordablemore affordablemost affordable
expensivemore expensivemost expensive

Key Sentences:

Sentences with comparatives

  1. These boots are cheap. They are cheaper than the other ones.
  2. Those boots are expensive. They are more expensive than these ones.
  3. These boots are more affordable than the other ones.
  4. I like these boots because they are more colorful than the other ones.

Sentences with superlatives

  1. Those boots the cheapest of them all.
  2. These boots the ugliest of them all.
  3. These boots are the most expensive.
  4. These ones are the most beautiful of them all.
  5. These boots are the most colorful of them all.

Dialogue Script

Lisa: Dad, I need some new boots.

Dad: What is wrong with the boots you have now?

Lisa: They are falling apart.

Dad: Okay, we will go to the mall.

Lisa: Dad, I love these boots!

Dad: What do you love about them?

Lisa: I love how colorful they are. They are red and they have bows.

Dad: Are they expensive?

Lisa: Yes.

Dad: I don’t know if we will be able to afford them. Try them on.

Lisa: They don’t fit.

Dad: What do you think of these?

Lisa: I don’t like them.

Dad: What’s wrong with them?

Lisa: I don’t like the color. And there are no bows.

Dad: Well, they are cheaper than the others. Please try them on.

Lisa: They don’t fit either.

Dad: Okay, what other boots did you like?

Lisa: I love these ones!

Dad: I like the color. Are they expensive?

Lisa: No, they cost the same as the brown boots.

Dad: Okay, try them on.

Lisa: They fit!

Dad: Oh, good. Let’s buy them.

Mom: Did you find any boots you wanted?

Lisa: Yes. We bought some green ones with bows.

Dad: They are very nice.

Mom: Were they expensive?

Dad: No, they were cheap.

Lisa: And they are beautiful, too.

This lesson is part of the Level 5 English course.

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