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INTRODUCTION
Chinhiro: Hi everyone, Chihiro here.
Daniel: Daniel here. Shopping Part 2.
Chihiro: What are we learning today?
Daniel: In this lesson, you will learn about sales.
Chihiro: This conversation takes place at a clothing store in a shopping mall.
Daniel: The conversation is between a customer and a sales clerk.
Chihiro: The sales clerk will be speaking formally, and the customer will be speaking casually.
Daniel: Now, let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Dylan: Excuse me.
Store Clerk: Yes?
Dylan: Is this on sale?
Store Clerk: Yes. It's twenty percent off the tag price.
Dylan: So it's twenty percent off $29.99?
Store Clerk: Yes, sir.
Dylan: So how much is that?
Store Clerk: Ummm...
Dylan: Can you do the math? I'm not really good at it.
Store Clerk: Yes, of course, ummm... Let me get a calculator.
Dylan: I don't have all day.
Store Clerk: Uh, it's $23.99, sir.
Dylan: Will it be thirty percent off next week?
Store Clerk: I'm not sure, maybe.
Dylan: All right. I'll come back next week, and if it's thirty percent off, I'll take it. Meanwhile, you make sure no one buys it this week.
Store Clerk: I can't do that, sir.
Dylan: Yes, you can!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Chihiro: What a very strange customer...
Daniel: Yeah, very demanding! Chihiro, do you like to go sales shopping?
Chihiro: I do! I like a good bargain. And I also know that sales come along with certain holidays!
Daniel: Right like back to school sales at the beginning of the school year, or the very big Christmas sales.
The shops can get pretty crowded during sales times.
Chihiro: They sure can. Do you like shopping during sales time Daniel?
Daniel: No way!
VOCAB LIST
Daniel: Alright, let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word is…
Chihiro: on sale [natural native speed]
Daniel: selling at a price that is lower than the original price
Chihiro: on sale [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: on sale [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: tag [natural native speed]
Daniel: small piece of paper or cloth that has information on it and is attached to something
Chihiro: tag [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: tag [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: price [natural native speed]
Daniel: how much something costs
Chihiro: price [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: price [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: calculator [natural native speed]
Daniel: electronic device used for doing math
Chihiro: calculator [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: calculator [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: meanwhile [natural native speed]
Daniel: during the same time
Chihiro: meanwhile [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: meanwhile [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: to buy [natural native speed]
Daniel: to purchase with money
Chihiro: to buy [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to buy [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: maybe [natural native speed]
Daniel: possibly, but not certainly, perhaps
Chihiro: maybe [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: maybe [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: math [natural native speed]
Daniel: informal word for mathematics, study of numbers
Chihiro: math [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: math [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, “I don't have all day.” This phrase is used to express impatience at someone and literally means, “I can't wait the whole day.”
Daniel: In the dialogue the customer says this phrase to the sales clerk to tell him that he doesn't want to wait
long for him to do the math. It's kind of funny because he didn't give the sales clerk any time at all!
Chihiro: Here's another example, “Come on, I don't have all day! Choose one and let's go!” Here, the speaker is feeling impatient with the companion and is telling them that they don't want to wait for such a long time.
Be careful when using this phrase though. If it’s not used jokingly, then it is a rude way of telling the other person to hurry up.
Daniel: Alright, let's take a look at the grammar point for this lesson.

Lesson focus

Chihiro: In previous lessons we talked about the use of the simple present, as well as the will-form of verbs to talk about future events.
Daniel: In this lesson we will talk about these two tenses combined in an “if”- statement. When talking about true or possible situations, the word “if” is used with the same verb tense as other conjunctions. However, when talking about the future, the word “if” is usually used with the present tense. For example,
Chihiro: “If I have enough money, I will buy a new car next month.”
Daniel: Here, Chihiro is saying that if she has enough money at the moment, then she’s going to buy a car next
month. Another example is,
Chihiro: “If you see him, you will be surprised.”
Daniel: Here, she is saying that I may or may not see him, but in the case that I do see him in the future, I'll be surprised.
Chihiro: Okay, let's see where we can place the word “if” in a sentence. “If” can come in two places, either at the beginning of a sentence, or near the end of a sentence. When it comes at the beginning, the structure is, “If” + clause 1 + a comma + the word “then,” which is optional, + clause 2. Give us an example Daniel.
Daniel: “If you are hungry now, then please have a snack.”
Chihiro: Or you can say,
Daniel: “If you are hungry now, please have a snack.”
Chihiro: When the “if” comes closer to the end, the structure is, clause 1 + “if” + clause 2. Here's an example.
Daniel: “Please have a snack now if you are hungry.”
Chihiro: Okay, sounds good.
Daniel: Please take a look at the lesson notes in the PDF to help you understand this lesson better.

Outro

Chihiro: Well, that just about does it for today.
Daniel: Okay, then. See you next time.
Chihiro: Later everybody.
REPETITION OF DIALOGUE
Dylan: Excuse me.
Store Clerk: Yes?
Dylan: Is this on sale?
Store Clerk: Yes. It's twenty percent off the tag price.
Dylan: So it's twenty percent off $29.99?
Store Clerk: Yes, sir.
Dylan: So how much is that?
Store Clerk: Ummm...
Dylan: Can you do the math? I'm not really good at it.
Store Clerk: Yes, of course, ummm... Let me get a calculator.
Dylan: I don't have all day.
Store Clerk: Uh, it's $23.99, sir.
Dylan: Will it be thirty percent off next week?
Store Clerk: I'm not sure, maybe.
Dylan: All right. I'll come back next week, and if it's thirty percent off, I'll take it. Meanwhile, you make sure no one buys it this week.
Store Clerk: I can't do that, sir.
Dylan: Yes, you can!

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Friday at 05:19 PM
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Hello Amer,


Thanks for taking the time to ask your question. 😄


The words 'off' and 'of' have very different meanings. The word 'of' is a preposition and shows the connection between someone/ something to someone/ something else. For example, 'the collar of his shirt.'


The word 'off' can be a preposition, adverb, adjective, noun or verb depending on the need. The most common meaning being 'to come away from someone or something.' For example, 'the cat rolled off the bed.'


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‪Amer Alkathiri‬‏
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Hello teacher,

what's the difference between (off) and (of)?

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Friday at 04:23 PM
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Hello Xing,


Thanks for taking the time to ask us your question.


You can download the lesson transcript at the bottom of the lesson. It is available in PDF format.


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xing
Wednesday at 07:38 PM
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Dear,

Where can I find Line-by-line audio and how use it?

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Hello Hesham,


Thanks for getting in touch.


The reason a retailer might have a sale with "20% off the marked price" instead of the 'tagged' (original) price, is that the marked price might be a lesser value and therefore you are getting even more of a bargain!


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Hesham
Wednesday at 09:59 PM
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Hi, why don’t you use 20% off the marked price instead of tag price?

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Tuesday at 09:51 AM
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Hi there Yosra,


Thanks for taking the time to post and share. 👍


The store clerk says "I can't do that sir," because the customer asked him to hold the item until he could come back and buy it. He advised him, he couldn't hold it for him.


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Éva

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yosra
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Hi,

'' I can't do that, sir '' what did he him to say i can't ?

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Hello Cassie,


Thanks for getting in touch with us.


"For sale" means something is being sold/ can be bought. This can be in retail or property. "On sale" can be used for the same meaning although, "on sale" is mostly used for items that are being sold at a reduced price to usual.


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Cassie
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Hello,

Can you tell me what the difference between the on sale and for sale ?

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