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
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.
More ways to describe
Adjectives Comparatives Superlatives
|colorful||more colorful||most colorful|
|affordable||more affordable||most affordable|
|expensive||more expensive||most expensive|
Sentences with comparatives
- These boots are cheap. They are cheaper than the other ones.
- Those boots are expensive. They are more expensive than these ones.
- These boots are more affordable than the other ones.
- I like these boots because they are more colorful than the other ones.
Sentences with superlatives
- Those boots the cheapest of them all.
- These boots the ugliest of them all.
- These boots are the most expensive.
- These ones are the most beautiful of them all.
- These boots are the most colorful of them all.
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?
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.