2 1. Practical sentences for doing shoppingPractical sentences for doing shopping 2. Situational DialogueSituational Dialogue 3. Practical vocabulary for gifts and souvenirsPractical vocabulary for gifts and souvenirs
3 Practical English Sentences for Shopping ? Can you suggest any good places for shopping?. I want to buy some souvenirs for my friends in Beijing. ? Where is a best jewelry store? ? What are the unique products of this country? ? What specialities from Switzerland should I take home with me?
4 May I present you a little souvenir? I'm looking for a gift for my friend. Please wrap this for me. Can you cut me a deal? Can I pay by credit card? Do you have any other colors? This is a souvenir that Im taking to China
5 Dialogue One A: Excuse me. Where can I buy some cigarettes? B: There is a shop on the ground floor. It sells both Chinese and foreign cigarettes. A: Can I also get some souvenirs there? B: Yes, sir. There is a counter selling all kinds of souvenirs. A: By the way, where is the men's room? B: There is one at the end of the corridor. A: Thank you. B: You are welcome.
6 Dialogue 2 A : Your sister always sends you souvenirs from the places she visits. B: I know. I wish she would take me with her instead. _______________________________________________ Dialogue 3 A: Can I also get some souvenirs there? B: There is a counter selling all kinds of souvenirs.
7 Dialogue 3 A: Good Morning, sir. Can I help you? B: I hear Chinese arts and crafts are very famous for their excellent. A: We have various kinds of articles, such as the tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty, embroidery, wood carvings, braiding, etc. B: I want something typically Chinese and easy to carry. A: Well, the tri-colored glazed pottery is beautiful. But its fragile. Cloisonne is heavy and can be easily damaged. I suggest you buy some embroidery. Its easy to carry. B: Im interested in it. It looks so delicate.
8 A: Here is a piece of Su embroidery. Its hand- made in the technique of double-sided embroidery. Both sides display the exactly same pattern. B: Ill take it. A: What else do you want? B: I like that china tea set. A: Youve made a good choice. This china tea set is unusual. It was made in Jingdezhen. There are few others like it. B: Jingdezhen? Oh I know. Isnt it called Capital of porcelain? It is extremely beautiful. This is the very thing Ive been dreaming of. A: Yes, sir. Is there anything else you want? B: (Points to a set of blue and white porcelain tableware)
9 B: Its of perfect Chinese traditional design, isnt it? A: Yes, indeed. It is the best quality porcelainthe famous eggshell china( ). It is not for use. But for show. It is also made in Jingdezheng. B: Oh, it must be very precious. Can I have a look? A: Yes, sir. It is known to be as white as jade and as thin as paper? B: No wonder its so expensive. Ill take it. A: Shall I wrap them together or separately? B: Separately, please. What do they come to in round figures( )? A: Altogether 400 dollars. If you are really interested, you can have it posted. Next to ours is a post office B: Thats a good idea. Then Ill take this piece of embroidery and the china tea set.
10 3. Practical vocabulary of gifts and souvenirs / speciality souvenir shop local product artifact street vendors curios shop / jade/ jade ware Traditional Chinese Painting embroidery lacquer pottery Chinese arts and crafts braiding cloisonne
11 the tri-colored wood carving Shu Brocade blue and white porcelain bracelet China tea set bamboo-woven porcelain ware traditional handicraft art paper cutting Bamboo Fans Bamboo Curtain Painting