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INTRODUCTION
Chihiro: Hi everyone, it’s Chihiro.
Daniel: Daniel here. Shopping Part 1.
Chihiro: What do we have for today Daniel?
Daniel: In this lesson you’ll learn how to shop in English.
Chihiro: This conversation takes place at the shopping mall.
Daniel: The conversation is between a customer and a sales clerk.
Chihiro: The speakers have never met, but the conversation is casual.
Daniel: Okay. Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Sales Clerk: Hello
there. How are you today?
Robert: I'm fine, thanks.
Sales Clerk: Do you need help with anything?
Robert: Do you have this in a medium?
Sales Clerk Yes, but only in white.
Robert: Oh, I really like it in red...
Sales Clerk: I think you look great in white!
Robert: Well, let me think about it... I'll just wait until I lose weight and fit into the red one!
Sales Clerk: How long will that be? Heh, heh.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Daniel: Sales clerks at stores are there to assist shoppers with their shopping and usually are trained to deal with customers in a polite way.
Chihiro: They can be pretty helpful and friendly, but they can also be annoying sometimes as well.
Daniel: Yeah, I agree. Some sales clerks can be pushy, like the one in the dialogue, and would say anything to sell the merchandise.
Chihiro: If you encounter any pushy sales clerks, just say “No thanks,” if you don't want it.
Daniel: Right, and it shouldn't be a problem.
VOCAB LIST
Daniel: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word we shall see is:
Chihiro: medium [natural native speed]
Daniel: neither large nor small
Chihiro: medium [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: medium [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: great [natural native speed]
Daniel: very good
Chihiro: great [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: great [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: to fit [natural
native speed]
Daniel: to be the right
size and shape for something
Chihiro: to fit [slowly -
broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to fit [natural
native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: Do you need help with anything? [natural native speed]
Daniel: phrase to check on the happiness of customers
Chihiro: Do you need help with anything? [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: Do you need help with anything? [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: to wait [natural native speed]
Daniel: to be in a state of expectation
Chihiro: to wait [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to wait [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: weight [natural native speed]
Daniel: amount of heaviness, how heavy something is
Chihiro: weight [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: weight [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: only [natural native speed]
Daniel: without others, solely
Chihiro: only [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: only [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: anything [natural native speed]
Daniel: unspecific thing
Chihiro: anything [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: anything [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Daniel: Let’s have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Chihiro: The first phrase we’ll look at is, “Do you need help with anything?” This is a common
question asked in stores to customers by sales clerks. The customer can either tell them what they are looking for, or they can answer with a simple, “No, thank you.”
Daniel: The next phrase we'll look at is, “Do you have this in...” This is a way to ask for a piece of clothing of your
preference. For example, in the dialogue you hear the customer asking, “Do you have this in medium?” He’s asking for a medium size and uses the preposition “in.”
Chihiro: Right. You can also talk about color in the same way. For example in the dialogue the customer says, “I really like it in red.”
Daniel: Sounds good. Let's go on to the grammar point.

Lesson focus

Chihiro: Let's look at how to form the simple future using the will form. This is the most common way to talk about future events. For example, “I will work tomorrow.” We can also use “will” to make predictions. For example, “I think it’ll rain tomorrow.” Thirdly, we can use “will” when deciding something, refusing something, or promising something as well. Daniel, can you give us some examples?
Daniel: Sure, for example, he says he will stop smoking.
Chihiro: That's when somebody is deciding something.
Daniel: She won't tell me what's wrong.
Chihiro: That's when somebody is refusing something.
Daniel: I will do my best!
Chihiro: And that's a promise.
Daniel: Right. To talk about future events, we put “will” in front of the infinitive, which is the dictionary form of verbs. So, it's subject + will + infinitive. Here's an example from the dialogue,
Chihiro: “I'll just wait until I lose weight...”
Daniel: We do not conjugate “will” differently based on the
subject. “Will” is often shortened with the subject in spoken English. What do they
sound like Chihiro?
Chihiro: “I will” sounds like “I'll,” “you will” is “you'll,” “he/she/it will” sounds like “he'll, she'll, it'll,” “we will” is “we'll,” and finally, “they will” becomes “they'll.”
Daniel: The negative form, “will not” is also often contracted in spoken English as in “won't.”
Chihiro: When using modals like “will,” we do not use “to” before the infinitives or dictionary verb forms like with other kinds of verbs. For example, “I will go home” is never “I will to go home.”
Daniel: Questions and negatives do not use “do” with modals. For example, in the dialogue the sales clerk says, “How long will that be?” and not, “How long do will that be?"
Chihiro: And one last thing. When predicting that a future event will not happen, we do not use the pattern, think + won't. Instead, we use, I don't think + will. For example, “I don't think she'll come tonight.”
Daniel: Sounds good. Okay, be sure to take a look at the lesson notes in the PDF for this lesson.

Outro

Daniel: That just about does it for today. Bye for now.
Chihiro: See you all soon.
REPETITION OF DIALOGUE
Sales Clerk: Hello there. How are you today?
Robert: I'm fine, thanks.
Sales Clerk: Do you need help with anything?
Robert: Do you have this in a medium?
Sales Clerk Yes, but only in white.
Robert: Oh, I really like it in red...
Sales Clerk: I think you look great in white!
Robert: Well, let me think about it... I'll just wait until I lose weight and fit into the red one!
Sales Clerk: How long will that be? Heh, heh.

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Hi.

This lesson was good because I can learned how to speak simple future using will into sentence. On the other hand to learn new words to increase vovsbulary and then I feel very exited to continue learn.

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Good material and useful, just one little question regarding the explanation in transcript "That just about does it for today".

I know this means "That pretty much for today" but I can tell the syntax "doest it" in this explanation.

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