Shopping - different shops

Use this lesson in online or face-to-face teaching to explore the theme of everyday shopping. 


This lesson reviews vocabulary relating to everyday shopping and introduces different shop names. Students practise speaking and listening using these items in a meaningful context. They then write short sentences about different shops.




ESOL Entry 1 / CEFR A1


60-90 mins


  • To understand words for different shops
  • To ask for items sold in different shops
  • To make sentences about different shops


Face-to-face materials written by Sarah Burn

Online teaching materials adapted by Kamini Taneja

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format 

Important: Please read

To support teachers having to work online during the COVID-19 pandemic, this lesson has been adapted for teachers providing online classes. The lesson notes are specifically for online lessons and the class materials have been made available as a PowerPoint.

Included in the teachers' notes, there is guidance and advice for what teachers need to know and do before and at the beginning of an online class. Please read the lesson instructions carefully before using them. They are for guidance only, and designed to be used with the most common online platforms. You may need to adapt the lesson to the format and online platform you are working with.

Language Level


Submitted by Gulshan Huseynli on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 07:02


I used this lesson plan with my 6th grade of students. Everything went very well. My students were very confident as lesson plan was very easy and suitable for their level. All my students were involved to the lesson. Thank you for this lesson plan.

Hi Shellbellgibbo,
Are you referring to the LearnEnglish activities in the lesson plan? As this lesson plan is from 2002, it may be that the website has been updated and these activities have been replaced. You can find the LearnEnglish website by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.

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