When you don’t have the right pair of shoes, just getting around can be a real pain. Join
Andrew and Morag as they share the essential vocabulary for shoe shopping. Because
when you need a new pair of shoes, you need them right away—even if you’re visiting an
Canada has a museum dedicated to shoes! The Bata Shoe Museum is located in Toronto, Ontario, and focuses on shoes over the past 4,500 years. In fact, the BSM has a collection of more than 13,000 shoes and shoe-related artefacts!
Expressions included in the learning materials
- like your shoes; did you get them in town?
- Where is your sale section?
- Can I try these on?
- Can you show me your [xyz]?
- I don’t know what shoe size I am. Could you help me?
How are you doing? Can I help you find anything?
|Customer:||Ah, it’s OK, I’m just looking around for now.|
|Sales clerk:||Sure. If you need anything, just let me know.|
Sure. Wait, um, actually, excuse me? Do you have anything like, this but in
In black? I’ll take a look in the back. What size are you?
|Customer||I’m an 8.|
|Sales clerk:||OK, I’ll be right back.
OK, I found something I think you’re gonna like.
|Customer:||Oh, they’re cute!|
Yeah, try ’em on, see how they feel.
|Customer:||Hey, do you have a mirror anywhere?|
|Sales clerk:||Yeah, just over there.|
|Customer:||OK, thank you.|
|Sales clerk:||So? What do you think?|
|Customer:||Well, I mean they look good, but they’re kind of uncomfortable. They’re sort
of narrow in the toe. I don’t think they’re going to work.
|Sales clerk:||They just need to be broken in. They’ll be tight for the first day, but after
that, they’ll be the most comfortable shoes you’ve ever owned.
|Customer:||OK, well, I think you’ve sold me because they are really cute so … OK, I’ll
Audio/Learning Materials: Culips English Learning Podcast