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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 2 - A Visit to the Mall
Michael: Hi everyone, I'm Michael.
Alisha: And I'm Alisha.
Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in English about going shopping. Jennifer is shopping with her sister at the mall, she posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "Found the nicest shades at the new mall!"
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
[Alisha] Jennifer: "Found the nicest shades at the new mall!"
(clicking sound)
[Michael] Chris: "Don't you already have, like, ten pairs...?"
[Alisha] Gloria: "Hottie!"
[Alisha] Wendy: "Looking good!"
[Michael] Alex: "Isn't summer over soon?"
POST
Michael: Listen again to Jennifer's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Found the nicest shades at the new mall!"
Alisha: (Regular) "Found the nicest shades at the new mall!"
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "Found the nicest shades..."
Michael: "Shades" is slang for "sunglasses." Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Found the nicest shades…" (REGULAR) "Found the nicest shades…"
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "... at the new mall!"
Michael: "At" is a preposition usually used in front of a location or position. Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "...at the new mall!" (REGULAR) "... at the new mall!"
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "Found the nicest shades at the new mall!"
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Jennifer's friends leave some comments.
Michael: Her boyfriend, Chris, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Don't you already have, like, ten pairs...?" (REGULAR) "Don't you already have, like, ten pairs...?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Don't you already have, like, ten pairs...?"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are mocking the person and their shopping choices.
Michael: Her neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Hottie!" (REGULAR) "Hottie!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Hottie!"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are expressing admiration for someone’s appearance.
Michael: Her high school friend, Wendy, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Looking good!" (REGULAR) "Looking good!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Looking good!"
Michael: Use this expression to be funny or playful.
Michael: Her nephew, Alex, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Isn't summer over soon?" (REGULAR) "Isn't summer over soon?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Isn't summer over soon?"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are being cynical about the purchase.

Outro

Michael: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about going shopping, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Alisha: Bye!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about going shopping which phrase would you use?

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Thursday at 06:15 AM
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Hi Yannick,


Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comment. 😇


If you ever have any questions, please let us know.


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Yannick nguala
Wednesday at 02:46 AM
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Alisha looking good in that blue shirt

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Hello again Hana,


We're glad to hear from you.


In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Cheers,

Éva

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Hana
Thursday at 01:42 AM
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Looking good!

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Hi Novahizak,


Thank you for taking the time to post.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to post them here.


Cheers,

Igor

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Novahizak
Tuesday at 02:36 PM
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You are Looking pretty .