Welcome to our free lesson Beijing Shopping to give you practise for the IB English B exam. This is just one of the many lessons available to reinforce your learning so you feel confident when the IB English Language B exam day arrives. Our lessons are centred around five prescribed themes; identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization and sharing the planet. These themes are featured in the reading, writing, speaking and listening parts of the exam.
Beijing Shopping: Listening Practice
In this lesson, we will practice mainly our listening skills by learning about Beijing Shopping.
John Cena points out and enjoys the cultural differences of supermarket shopping in China. Watch and answer the questions in the video.
You will hear a reporter who visited an IKEA store in Beijing where he observed a new shopping experience for customers.
There are many idioms and expression that are based on ‘shopping’. Here are a few that you may find useful to add to your vocabulary.
bargain hunting – If you spend time in the shops looking for items to buy at the lowest price, you go bargain hunting.
costs an arm and a leg – If an article or service costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive indeed.
a bit pricey – The expression a bit pricey means that something is a bit expensive.
shopping spree – If you go on a shopping spree, you enjoy a lively outing, usually with much spending of money.
splash out – If you splash out on something, you buy it even though it costs a lot of money.
window shopping – When people go window shopping, they look at things in shop windows, without actually purchasing anything.
You can find more common idioms based on shopping here.
Here are the keywords and phrases covered in this lesson:
- Beijing Shopping
- display bedrooms
- nanny nap
- shopping experience
Answers for Exercise 2
1-3 B, F, G
4. rest/nap/sleep 5. sales/business/advertising/marketing 6. free/able
7. D 8. B