Shop Till you Drop A2

Shop Till you Drop A2

Key Language:

Shopping: cost; prices; special offers; shopping centre; online shopping; pocket money; window shopping;

Bella and Tom meet their friend Kelly at the coffee shop. They notice her new red shoes and are surprised that Kelly paid a lot for them. They talk about their shopping habits. What do they like to do when they go shopping? Do they prefer online shopping or going to stores? Find out more about their shopping habits!


Shop Till You Drop_Transcript

Aim of Activity

15-20 minutes

To check students’ understanding of the video, sensitise them to the use of subject questions and the use and order of adjectives through comprehension questions, and further develop their speaking skills by encouraging comprehensive and extended answers to comprehension questions.

Steps for Students

Activity 1a

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  1. In pairs or small groups, remember what you know from the video about Bella, Kelly and Tom.  
  2. Read the 15 short statements on the left about Bella, Kelly and Tom and what they think, like and bought. Drag and drop the cards so there are 5 statements matching each character.  


Activity 1b

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  1. In pairs or small groups, remember what you know about the things Bella, Kelly and Tom bought and talked about in the video. Do you remember what they bought, where they bought it and how much they paid?  
  2. Drag and drop the cards on the left to match each item on the right to check how much you remember.  

There are 2 activities focussing on: 

  • general comprehension of the text (Activity 1a)  
  • listening for detail (Activity 1b) 

 Both activities can be run individually, in small groups or as a whole class.  


Activity 1a
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  2. Students drag and drop items into correct boxes to match each statement with the right character from the video.  

📍Encourage students to provide full, not one-word, answers.   


Activity 1b
  1. Click here to start: Activity 1b   
  2. Students drag and drop items into correct boxes to match each statement/phrase with the right character. 


📍Before students start the activity, get them to remember as much as they can about the three items the characters in the video talked about (shoes, bracelet, smart watch). In pairs, students answer the three questions:

    • Who bought it/them? 
    • Where did they buy it/them?  
    • How much did they pay?

Get students to complete Task 1b and check their ideas.  

Activity 1a

Activity 1b


Aim of Activity

40 minutes

Activity 2a Language presentation (mini-activity)

To introduce the three examples of the target language presented in the video (order of adjectives), and elicit the order of adjectives. 


Activities 2b & 2c Language practice 

To extend students’ vocabulary (shopping/fashion adjectives), and practise order of adjectives in the context of fashion & shopping.

Steps for Students

Activity 2a

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  • Do you remember the three things Bella and Tom bought in the video? Do you remember how they looked? Look at the board and put the adjectives in the correct order to remember the three things they bought.  
  • (last example) In English, there is an order of adjectives you should follow. Remember the adjectives describing Bella’s shoes and bracelet and Tom’s watch.  
  • Put the categories in the correct order of adjectives.  


Activity 2b

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  • You are going to learn some new adjectives to describe clothes. These adjectives will help you describe what you may buy in the future.  
  • There are four categories in this task- Opinion, Size, Pattern and Material.
  • Drag and drop each card into the correct category.  


Activity 2c

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  • Do you remember the new words from Activity 2c? You are now going to use these words to practise the order of adjectives to describe clothes.  
  • Unjumble the adjectives. Remember that adjectives describe nouns so the first word will be an article, and the last word should be a noun.  


Activity 2d 

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  • Watch the video and answer the 9 questions.  

Activities 2a, 2b and 2c can be skipped. You can go straight to task 2d to practise order of adjectives.  


Activity 2a: Language Presentation  

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  1. This is a language presentation stage, and the activity should be done as a whole class to elicit the target language and the order of adjectives 
  2. Drag and drop to rearrange each sentence into correct order.


Activity 2b: Sorting

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This activity introduces more adjectives relating to fashion. Students will have further opportunity to use this language in Activities 2c & 4.  

  1. This activity should be done in pairs or small groups.  
  2. Drag and drop each item into its correct group.


Activity 2c: Unjumble

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This activity helps students practise the order of adjectives and fashion adjectives introduced in Activity 2b.  

📍 Point it out to students or elicit that adjectives describe nouns, so articles need to be used before adjectives + noun:  

a lovely little bracelet 

  1. This activity should be done in pairs or small groups.  
  2. Drag and drop words to rearrange each sentence into its correct order.
  3. Make sure students can see the order of adjectives table/rules for their reference when they are doing Activity 2c. 


Activity 2d: Video

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This is a follow up task to practise the target language (order of adjectives).

  1. Play the video and ask students to answer the 9 questions.  
  2. Q9 is a revision of the language (adjectives) used to answer Q’s 1-8.  


📍Pdf worksheets can be downloaded for all three activities for students’ reference and/or to set as homework for students to further review/practise the target language.   

Download Activity 2a worksheet here 

Download Activity 2b worksheet here 

Download Activity 2c worksheet here 

Activity 2a 
  1. beautiful brand-new red shoes
  2. expensive-looking large black smart watch
  3. lovely little bracelet
  4. opinion size age shape colour pattern origin material
Activity 2b

Activity 2c 
  1. a lovely short yellow dress
  2. expensive tight green patterned leggings
  3. a comfortable large black and grey cowboy hat
  4. a smart green and orange polka-dotted silk shirt
  5. an oversized stripped red cotton T-shirt
  6. new-looking baggy brown trousers
  7. a casual plain brown woollen hoodie
  8. a gorgeous  knee-length blue skirt
Activity 2d 
  1. Ms Monica is a … … lady with … … hair. (beautiful tall; long brown) 
  2. She’s wearing a … … hat and a … … jacket. (big green; pink fluffy) 
  3. Angelica is a … … model. (gorgeous cute) 
  4. Ms Angelica’s wearing a … … … hat, a … … cape and … glasses. (bright cute; soft long; funny) 
  5. Mr Cody is a … … … man who wears glasses and short hair.  (tall handsome young) 
  6. Mr Cody’s wearing a … … hat, … … pants and a … bow tie. (small yellow hat; long black; little) 
  7. The teacher has … … … hair. (long beautiful red) 
  8. The teacher’s wearing a … … … , … … …  and a … … . (hard red hat, red Christmas glasses; black jumpsuit) 
  9. Do you remember what the four people were wearing? 

Aim of Activity

15 minutes

To help students in practicing the pronunciation of key words from the lexical set related to shopping, providing further practice and drilling of the target language from the video, sensitising students to word stress in compound adjectives and compound nouns, as well as familiarizing them with weak forms in the phrase “Do you…?“.

Steps for Students

Watch the video and repeat 

Click the link: Activity 3 

 Play the video and drill the target language. 

  • Sensitise students to word stress in compound adjectives (typically the second word) and compound nouns (typically the first word) 
  • Sensitise students to weak forms in Present Simple questions (Do you /dju:/) 


  1. Beautiful brand-new red shoes
    📍 focus on word
    stress in compound adjectives brand- NEW 
  2. Lovely little bracelet📍
  3. Expensive-looking large black smart watch
    📍 focus on word
    stress in compound adjectives expensive-LOOKING; focus on word stress in compound nouns SMART watch;  
  4. I have already spent all my pocket money
    📍 focus on word stress in compound nouns POCKET-money 
  5. Do you like shopping?
    📍 focus on the weak form of Do you /dju/
  6. Where do you normally go shopping or window-shopping
    focus on the weak form of Do you /dju/
    📍  focus on word
    stress in compound nouns WINDOW– shopping; 
  7. Do you like shopping? What do you like shopping for?
    📍 focus on the weak form of Do you /dju/


Aim of Activity

15 minutes

To help students in reviewing and practicing vocabulary learned in Activity 2b; practise the order of adjectives, and make connections between the target language and real life via describing celebrities and influencers popular among young people

Steps for Students

  1. Watch the image as it is revealed and quickly shout out adjectives you could use to describe the outfit of the person in the picture.  
  2. When the image has been revealed, in pairs or small groups, describe what the person is wearing using as many adjectives as you can. Use the word cloud worksheet to help you.
  3. You will have 2 min to write the description. The winner is the group that used the most adjectives in the correct order.  

To scaffold this activity, ensure pairs/small groups can see a copy of the word cloud that reviews adjectives learnt in the previous activities. Students should be encouraged to use these adjectives when describing people in this activity. However, students are not limited to the list of adjectives on the worksheet- they are free to use any adjectives they like.  


  • Demonstrate the task:  


Step 2 
  1. Upload image 2 and slow reveal it to the whole class so they can shout out ideas about how to describe what the person is wearing.
  2. When the whole image is revealed, give students 2 minutes to write a sentence describing what the person is wearing. The more adjectives they use, the better (it could be a competition). 
  3. Remind students to refer to the word cloud to remember the new adjectives from Activity 2b.  


Step 3 

  1. Upload image 3 / image 4 / image 5 and repeat the procedure (you can only upload one image at a time).  



📍 You can personalise the activity and the images better using:  

You know your students and you know what images would work better for them.  

📍Instructions for how to use slow image reveal tool: 

You can upload images in real time. To add more fun and relevance, let students/groups choose images they want for other groups to guess/describe.  

    1. Find an image you want on the internet
    2. Make a screenshot of the image 
    3. Using the ‘Upload’ button, upload it on to classtools 
    4. Slow reveal the image for students to generate ideas about what the person in the picture is wearing. 


Aim of Activity

60 mins

To help students in integrating speaking skills and life competences, including collaboration, teamwork, negotiation and critical thinking, as well as practising and personalising the target language in the context of designing their own clothing shop window, ultimately aiming to develop their presentation skills.

Steps for Students

  1. For this project, you will be working in small groups.
  2. Your task will be to design a window for your own clothing store.
  3. You need to think of: 
    • the name of your store 
    • at least three outfits to be displayed in the window 
    • what adjectives they are going to use to describe the outfits when you present your window to the rest of the class. 

1. Find two or three pictures of clothing shop windows to show the class.

📍You can use slow image reveal tool to turn this stage of the lesson into a fun activity. 

2. Show the class two or three images of a clothing store window.  e.g.

3. Explain that their task will be to design a window for their own clothing shop.

📍Students can draw or use Canva to complete the activity. Click here to download Bost Step-by-Step Guide How to Use Canva 

4. To complete the activity, students have to: 

    • Think of the name for their store 
    • Design the window including at least three outfits 
    • Think of what adjectives they are going to use to describe the outfits when they present their shop windows to the rest of the class. 



📍 Use authentic clothing shop websites to help students generate more language they can use in their presentations, e.g