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You are looking for a new refrigerator. Where will you find it?

You would like to buy a shirt for your boyfriend's birthday. Where would you look for it?

Where would you find pillowcases?

You would like to find a job at the mall. Where should you apply?

You want to take your Dad out for lunch on Father's Day. What kind of restaurant would you look for?

In North America, a shopping plaza is located indoors.

It's a busy Sunday and you have a lot of things to do. You want to grab a quick bite to eat before continuing with your shopping, but you're not sure what you want to have. Where do you go?

You sat on your eyeglasses by mistake and the lens popped out. Where can you go to have it fixed?


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137 Comments on “Practical English Vocabulary: Shopping in a mall”


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thanks for you

Thursday, January 26th 2012

thank you Rebecca for this good presentation

Thursday, January 26th 2012

i can’t thank you enough, you’re the best :)

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Thanks a lot! You are perfect as always, Rebecca. So, now I will not have any problems with shopping. Just one thing. Can you explain, please, a little bit more about plaza? What is shopping plaza exactly? You said it’s located outdoors. Is these some of small stores on the same area? Or maybe this is just a kind of selling outside ? I am asking because, it is very popular in my country to give English names to different places like shops, cafes, etc. We have NK Plaza Store, for example, but I think after your lesson that this place could be named NK Mall, Not NK Plaza, because this place is a many different stores inside the same building.
Elena.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    In North America, a shopping plaza consists of a few stores that are grouped together outdoors and a shopping mall consists of many stores that are grouped together indoors. That’s the main difference. So I think your observation makes sense! All the best to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

TX.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

…nice topic miss rebecca, keep it up. and gud luck to all engvid teachers.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Thank you

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Tks Rebecca. You’re so nice to teach us.
Lily from Brazil

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Hi Rebecca! Nice presentation. Would it be even nicer instead of writing down all the vocab items, describe it first, then elicit it from the students to engage them more. IOW, making it more student-centered? If you give away all the lexis, you are not inviting student involvement. Then again, you did a great job, if this is just meant for the video presentation.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    Thanks kindly for your suggestions; they are good ones. In general, we try to keep the video lessons fairly short so people can watch them easily and that is why the vocabulary is already written on the board. In a real classroom, there is more time to elicit answers from the students, as you rightly recommended. Thanks for caring and all the best to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

      Thanks, now it’s clear.

      Friday, February 24th 2012

its good and ilike so much

Thursday, January 26th 2012

excellent thanks a lot, very good teacher, I’m learning good.wa

Thursday, January 26th 2012

thanks your good explanation really i get many thing i was confuse when i wanna to go the malls or plaza justice i am understand everything about the malls and plaza

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Hi! Thank you for another great lesson. I’d like to point out some technical problems. The quality of the sound is worse than of the others teachers. I hope that my remark will help all users of engvid.
I’m looking forward to a new lesson. Greets.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    Sorry about the sound. There was a technical problem when we recorded a few lessons. It has been fixed. Thanks for your feedback and my best to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

so nice

Thursday, January 26th 2012

thx Rebecca, great lesson!

Thursday, January 26th 2012

what a about a sex shop, where can I find it. lol. wonderful topic lovely Rebecca.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

    Ask your mom

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

      thank you Reecca. u r very kind. again thank u Rebecca 4 your answer.

      Thursday, May 31st 2012

Thank you very much for your wonderful presentation I need a lesson about connected speech

Thursday, January 26th 2012

hi I want to learn english very quickly……i lisen to you but can’t understnad al lots ….which you speak can you add your text on the page which you are speak.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

its so easy i got 8 out of 8

Thursday, January 26th 2012

tank you too mutch

Friday, January 27th 2012

    thank you very much!

    Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Good lesson, Rebecca! Thanks for your consideration.

Friday, January 27th 2012

It’s really good to learn something new information, Rebecca!

Thanks a lot for your wonderful lessons!

Friday, January 27th 2012

Mall… a very dangerous place for me! I could live there without never go out…

Friday, January 27th 2012

A’ve a ? 2 ask u plz:
Is “Where r u off 2” mean where r u going 2?!
So tx.

Friday, January 27th 2012

    Yes, “where are you off to” means teh same as “where are you going”.

    Good luck with your English!

    Friday, February 24th 2012

      Sorry for the typo – I mean both of the expressions have the same meaning.

      Friday, February 24th 2012

CONGRATULATIONS, Rebecca! It’s a G-R-E-A-T site! I’m stunned!
Amazing how you explain well. I really like this site and I WILL ALWAYS BE BACK. Thank you so much!

Friday, January 27th 2012

Thank, I like very much your explaining

Friday, January 27th 2012

good question

Friday, January 27th 2012

thanks a lot for your help, is fantastic and free..

Friday, January 27th 2012

Hi teacher
I like you’r teaching , and listen ,but it lesson , is difficult for me , I need Image for understand.

Thanks for you

Friday, January 27th 2012

Thank you so much :-P
Now I won’t be confused if I have a chance to go shopping in US .

Friday, January 27th 2012

Thank you you are great teachers.

Saturday, January 28th 2012

Thanks Rebecca ,You’re doing very well .God bless you .Have a good one .

Saturday, January 28th 2012

thanks u so much

Sunday, January 29th 2012

Thanks a ton.

Sunday, January 29th 2012

very well thank you

Monday, January 30th 2012

plaza in japan they called it outllet mall thanks rebecca

Monday, January 30th 2012

    Thanks for sharing that bit of information with us. In North America, an outlet store is a store which sells the goods of a particular manufacturer, at discounted prices.

    My best to you!

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Madam could you please explain the difference “Between” and “among” ? thanks

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thank’s a lot

Monday, January 30th 2012

thanks. its nice …

Monday, January 30th 2012

Hello Rebbeca,
Thank you for yours great art of teaching and for nice voice for the perception of educational material
Cantor and Singer
Baruch
Frankfurt/Germany

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    Thank you very much, Barukh. That is a very kind and meaningful compliment from a Cantor, who I am sure has great talent. I am humbled. My very best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Thank you Rebecca. Anyway we are getting precious information…Once again thanks for those working under this website…

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Hi Rebecca
Thanks a lot for your time,I like your teaching.
but i have reding and writing problem,
I need ur HELP. Thanks

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

thank u Rebecca mam … looking forward for new classes …

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thanks Ms.Rebecca for this

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

thanks alot

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

thank’s a lot
take care

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

tanks alot i am really satisfied from your good lesson keep it up

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

thank you rebecca it’s very good
presentation.But if the vocabulary
which is wrote on the bord have been wrote by computer it wold be more clear.

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

hi it’s nice to meet u
thank u

Friday, February 3rd 2012

Really it is a good method to learn English and get knowledge in short time.

Thanks

Friday, February 3rd 2012

Good morning mrs Rebecca.Would you mind if i asked you a question. Which tense for this sentence:
I (live) in Canada for ten years.
1.I lived here for 10 years. If I understand this situation finished in the past.
2.I have lived in Canada for 10 years. If I understand this situation is happaning.
Which sentence is right? Thanks for your help.

Friday, February 3rd 2012

    If you do not live in Canada anymore, then the first sentence is correct.

    If you starting living in Canada 10 years ago and still live there now, then the second sentence is correct.

    Hope this helps! My best to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

      Hi Rebecca!
      Adrian here, from Romania.
      Very useful your lesson and I really like your teaching style.
      But I have a question about your comment. If he/she starting living in Canada 10 years ago and still live there now, shouldn’t we use present perfect continuous? (I have been living in Canada for 10 years)

      Thank you for your time.

      Thursday, March 1st 2012

        You could say that too, Adrian. Both tenses would work in this situation. My best to you.

        Sunday, March 18th 2012

          OK
          Thank you for the reply!

          Monday, March 19th 2012

sorry. 1.I LIVED IN CANADA FOR 10 YEARS. (not here).

Friday, February 3rd 2012

thanksss

Saturday, February 4th 2012

hello Madam,
this is best site to learn English language. I would like to know about concept of preposition,gerund, infinitive and complex sentences ……
use of even , though yet,as if and lest.

Thank you
I hope next tutorial would be one of them.

Monday, February 6th 2012

    So glad you are interested in improving your English. We have more than 300 videos and many of them cover the items you asked about. Please look under the grammar section and you may find some useful videos for your needs.

    Best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

      Thank you for your reply…..
      please provide me source from where we can improve English speaking…with the help of English conversation.

      I would like to learn about which word is suitable for which situation.

      Sunday, February 26th 2012

Very interesting! Thanks.

Monday, February 6th 2012

hello, i have seen many lessons of engvid however, you haven’t done a lesson about personalities adjectives could u please do one lesson ,i wouldn’t mind if u did more ,i don’t know how to thank u.
you are the best.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

hello.the apparel department is inside the mall.the food court shop,personnel is indoors the mall,as well.is that correct?

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

    In a mall, everything is usually indoors, with a few stores or restaurants on the outside sometimes. Hope this helps! All the best.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

ur this program of teaching english is really useful bt it may b more useful f i start coverstion with u plz arange for that and also guide me for it

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Hi Dear Rebecca!

When do you add new videos?

Many thanks in advance!

Blessings!

Saturday, February 11th 2012

Hello .
could u tell me the way how can i increase my vocabulary?
plz plz plz tell me as early as possible.

Saturday, February 11th 2012

    There are so many ways to increase your vocabulary – through specific vocabulary-building books, and also through reading, listening and watching English material, websites and shows. You can do it if you really want to. My best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Ms Rebecca, you are awesome! I like the way you teach. but when I need to practice, I dont know where to go. Can you please help me I am straggoling my Grammar Class. English is my Third Language. pleasde help.

Monday, February 13th 2012

    It would be best to find an English-speaking friend, teacher or class in your city or online. There is no other way to improve speaking skills except by speaking, you are right! My best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

thankyou.could you tell me how can i increase my vocabulary.i want to practice for good english i dont know howand where to go.can u please help me

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

    Please check my answer to Moazzam above. All the best, Anil.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Rebecca, what is the difference between a department store and a mall? They both seem to be inside and they both have different sections.

Sunday, February 26th 2012

    A mall is a covered space with many different stores inside, some large and some small.

    A department store is one large store, such as Sears, with many different departments, often on several floors.

    Hope this helps! My best to you.

    Sunday, March 18th 2012

so nice leassons by rebecca
thanks alot

Sunday, February 26th 2012

Thank you so much..

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

Hi Rebecca,you made me feel so confident in myself.

Friday, March 2nd 2012

    Very glad to hear it, Madelyn. My best wishes to you.

    Sunday, March 18th 2012

Thank you very much indeed Ms Rebecca
for the interesting lesson I had and I hope to see more videos for you about the IELTS exam

Your sincerely

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

Your comment is waiting to be approved by engVid.
Thank you very much indeed Ms Rebecca
for the interesting lesson I had and I hope to see more videos for you about the IELTS exam
Yours sincerely

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

why you said this mall instead of that mall . The mall is far from you. thanks

Thursday, March 8th 2012

Hi,

Your lessons are very very good. But videos are very bad quality. Could you do some thing to improve videos’s qualities please ?

Friday, March 9th 2012

thank you

Sunday, March 11th 2012

thank you very much

Monday, March 12th 2012

thank you so much

Sunday, March 18th 2012

My thanks to all of you for taking the time to share your thoughts, ideas and questions with me. I wish you all the best with your English and in life.

Sunday, March 18th 2012

This lesson benefits me a lot. Thank you!

Sunday, March 25th 2012

wow,fantastic,how many teachers i have got

Sunday, March 25th 2012

Thanks a lot. It was very usefull.

Thursday, April 5th 2012

Thank you so much Rebbeca. You’re a wonderful teacher now and always.

Saturday, April 14th 2012

It’s very exciting.

Saturday, May 12th 2012

Great lesson, Thanks a lot!

Saturday, May 12th 2012

Thank you very Rebecca ,I love your voice easy to get it.

Saturday, May 12th 2012

Thank you very much Rebecca!!!

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Thanks Rebecca ,you’re the best teacher and teaching .God bless you.

Sunday, May 20th 2012

thank you very much my teacher rebecca

Thursday, June 7th 2012

hi Ribbaca Yhanks a lots for your teaching.its a realy couching center for me. thanks again.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

Thanks a lot. Could please post a lesson for the word that we use in the stor, like asking if the product is refundable or exchangeable ext.

Monday, June 25th 2012

Thank you Rebecca. Thank you engvid. God bless you all!

Monday, July 2nd 2012

thanks teacher ur the best

Monday, July 9th 2012

terima kasih Rebecca (thank you Rebecca)

Saturday, July 14th 2012

Thank u Rebecca,

U R the best ^_^

Sunday, July 15th 2012

8\8 :D
Thanks alot .

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Thank you!

Friday, October 12th 2012

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Thursday, November 8th 2012

thank you verymuch

Saturday, November 10th 2012

Thanks, Rebecca! 7/8 is right )))

Monday, November 26th 2012

Thank you Rebecca, you are great ! God bless you

Saturday, December 1st 2012

i happy to say your teaching videos are very useful every day your voice so crystal clear we can easily understand your pronunciation i spend one hour to watch your videos daily
i am doing PHD its very helpful to improve my communication skill. i have stage fear madam how to over come this problem pls guide me

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Thank you rebecca, very very helpful and practical lesson….

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hi Rebecca,
while i was surfing into the Internet, i stopped by your very interesting as well as practical presentation about shopping in a mall. I would like to suggest if you don’t mind to provide more about shopping. For example, what and how should one talk about when being to different kinds of shops. In other words, if I want to be to the appliance section (shop) for looking for a reliable vacuum cleaner or whatever, how I could talk to the salesman.
Thank you very much indeed.
All the best for you

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Hi, beautiful
I always go to coffee shops and all the workers there speak English and gotta tell you I always feel stupid when I order something so please would you make a lesson about how to order in a coffee shop, thanks xx

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

I am terrible in hearing and speaking English. engvid helps me a lot in listening and using practical English.
I believe in that I can make conversation to English speakers one day if I keep learning , including sticking at your all lessons.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

thanks ♥

Sunday, May 26th 2013

Hi Rebecca
I would like to ask about direct and indirect question in English. If you have time make it to me as soon as possible and if I have any mistake in my commented to you please correct me
Best wishes

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Thank you very much, and I got 6/8

Sunday, September 15th 2013

thank you rebecca. this was an amazing lesson.

Friday, January 10th 2014

Thanks again. EngVid is one of the best ways learn English.

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

Thanks got 88%.

Friday, March 28th 2014

Thanks for great lessen.
I got 8 out of 8.

Saturday, September 13th 2014

Dear Rebecca,
A clear, simple and useful lesson to go to spend our money in the stores.
Thank you.
Best regards.

Monday, May 11th 2015

Thank you Rebecca.Your teaching style always got me going on the my way :)

Monday, August 10th 2015

It’s a busy Sunday and you have a lot of things to do. You want to grab a quick bite to eat before continuing with your shopping, but you’re not sure what you want to have. Where do you go? specially, i have answered – going to the cafe, because logically you don’t have a time and if you would have tried all the stuffs in the food court, eternity might goes by, going to the cafe you can have specifically EXACTLY what you want…

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thanks you so much.

Monday, April 11th 2016

Thank you Rebecca. You’re excellent!!

Tuesday, May 10th 2016
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