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English Lesson – Shopping for Clothes ( Improve your English communication)


I have a confession to make. Well I am a shopaholic.
I love shopping. I am crazy for shopping. Are you also crazy for shopping? Hi everyone
I am Niharika and welcome back. We all love shopping, don’t we? Especially for clothes.
Now in this lesson today we are gonna look at some different types of stores where you
can go shop for clothes and also we are gonna look at some questions that we usually tend
to ask to a sales person. So let’s get started. The very first one that I have for you here
is, A shopping center or it’s also called as a shopping mall. So it’s a large building
and there are different types of stores in a mall or a shopping center. So
it’s a large building with lots of different stores, where you can go and you have various
choices of stores that you can go shopping. Then we also have a boutique. Now boutique
is a small shop and usually it’s expensive. It’s expensive because the clothes that are
available in a boutique are usually designer labelled clothes, so of course designer clothes,
Wow! They look amazing and they are expensive. So boutique is a small shop that sells designer
clothing. Let’s have a look at another type of store,
which is a Chain store. Well, chain store is a retail store that have different branch,
so like for example, Zara, Mango. H&M. Well these all are retail stores that sell clothes.
Clothes for children, clothes for men, clothes for women. Of course women yes that’s like
the most important thing. Right? So that’s a chain store for you. And then you have a Factory outlet and a factory
outlet is where clothes are not very expensive and they directly come to the shop from the
factory. So factory outlets are not expensive clothes and usually they are you know on trial
basis. So like for example, if the factory or the company has come up with a new style
and they won’t just see what’s the response like, Then they tend to sell it at the factory
outlet. So factory outlet is where you get cheap clothes directly from the factory. And then the last type of store, where you
can go buy clothes is Department store. Now department store is again a large, huge store
like for example, We have More, we have Wal-Mart. These are all department stores, where you
get lot of things. It’s not just clothes but you also get groceries, you also get different
types of kitchen utensils and there’s like everything under one roof. So department store
is again, where you can buy clothes from, they’re not very expensive. But yes you have
variety of clothing available for children, for women and for men. So that’s a department
store for you. And now let’s have a look at some questions
that you would usually end up asking to a sales person. So here’s the set of questions
that you would end up asking when you go out shopping. So the very first thing is, When
you walk in to a store usually the sales people would come up to you and say, How may I help
you today? Now If you don’t need any help then you just gonna keep it simple by saying,
Oh I’m just looking around. That’s about it, I’m just looking around. Now If you do need
their help then you are gonna start with, I’m looking for a blue shirt, so probably
you are looking for something specifically and you’re not able to find it at the store,
so you’re gonna ask for help. So you gonna say, I’m looking for a blue shirt. Can you
help me with it please? That’s the first thing that you’re gonna do. And then probably the
sales person showed you, where the blue shirts are and now you need to make a choice. And
you really liked this blue shirt and you think that you would not fit into it, probably it’s
the large size and It’s gonna be a little lose for you. So you would end up asking for
a medium size. Probably you wear medium sized clothes, so you’re gonna say, Do you have
this in medium size? So there are different types of sizes available in the market. You
have extra small for very skinny people. Then you have small and then you have medium, you
have large, you have extra-large and you have double XL. So these are the different sizes
available, when you end up buying clothes especially shirts. Do you have this in medium
size? Another one. Now probably the sales person
helped you with a medium size blue shirt. What’s the next thing that you gonna do? You
would like to see if it fits you well, so you are gonna ask, Can you tell me, where
the trial room is? In different countries the trial room has different words like, we
have changing room, we have dressing room, we have fitting rooms. So can you tell me,
where the trial room is? So somebody assisted you, okay the trial room is on your left.
Then you go ahead and try on this shirt. Now you tried it on and you’re really happy. It
looks nice on you, but probably It’s a little lose not very lose. But It’s just a little
lose, so you would like to fit into the shirt well. The next question that you can ask is,
Do you have alteration services? So probably since It’s a little lose and you wanna tighten
it up a little, so you can ask, Do you have alteration services. So if the store has alteration
services they will provide you, they will help you with it and If they don’t then you
gotta figure it out. But the next question. Now you like the shirt.
You like the colour. Now probably they do have alteration services, so you’re really
happy buying this shirt. What comes next? How much is it for? So you usually there is
no price tag on the shirt, you don’t know how much is the cost of the shirt. Then you
can ask, How much is the shirt for? Is it on sale? We love buying clothes, which are
on sale. Yeah we save money, Don’t we? So you’re gonna ask is it on sale? Or is this
the sale price. Two different questions, you can either ask, Is it on sale? Or you can
ask, Is this the sale price? Probably the person quoted you a price and you wanna make
sure, whether it’s just regular price or whether It’s a sale price. So the person
said, the sales person said that the shirt is for ten dollars. Now you would like to
wait for the sale. Maybe this shirt is not on sale and you would like to buy clothes
during the sale period. So you gonna ask, Will you be having a sale soon? You wanna
know that when is the sale starting? When are they coming up with their sale period?
So you’re gonna ask, Will you be having a sale soon? And then the last question is Maybe the person
mentioned that the sale will be in the month of October and you’re pretty happy with the
answer and now you would like to see, When are they gonna have the new collection on?
So we have different types of collection, like for different seasons, we have like spring
collection, we have winter collection, we have summer collection. And you would like
to wait to see the new collection. So the very common question that you tend
to ask, when you want to see new variety, new styles. Then you gonna say, when will
you start selling your new collection? That is a perfect question to ask especially, when
you want to wait to see, what’s coming next? Or you can ask, When will you start selling
your spring collection, your winter collection, your summer collection? And so on. So these are the most common questions that
you would end up asking. Please use them, because many people just don’t end up shopping,
because they are a little nervous or afraid to ask these question. So go ahead use them
and hope you find it useful. I’ll be back with a new lesson soon. Till then you take
care.

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