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  • Hello, everybody.

  • This is Elliot from E.

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  • English On today.

  • I'm here to help you with some useful expressions surrounding shopping.

  • We're talking about shopping today.

  • So how to sound like a native and use, um, great expressions with the right tone when we are shopping.

  • Now there's lots of different situations where we could be shopping.

  • And I'm sorry if I've left some situations out.

  • For example, not everybody goes shopping for a Chewbacca costume or something.

  • So but just for the most common kind of phrases we might use when we are shopping, let's start.

  • Let's let's begin.

  • Onda First thing really is approaching the sales person.

  • How do we approach a sales person without sounding rude?

  • For example, if you're a formal person and you want to come across as quite formal and polite simply, all you need to say is excuse May excuse.

  • May.

  • Listen to my tone here.

  • Excuse me?

  • May excuse May.

  • Now this kind of a t the end.

  • What that does is it creates a new, intrigued tone, so it makes us sound like we are asking a question.

  • So we're not just saying hello or or making ourselves known we're doing this e excuse me to show that we're going to say Mawr on that.

  • It's probably going to be a question.

  • Okay, so it's funny how Internation condense play what's coming next.

  • But it kind of allows the salesperson to then prepare for what you're going to say next or that you're going to ask a polite question.

  • So excuse May May.

  • Excuse me.

  • It's like a wave.

  • It's like riding a wave.

  • That's what intonation is.

  • Really.

  • You could do what I do, which is still kind of formal.

  • But it's not this formulas.

  • Excuse.

  • May I say sorry all the time.

  • It's I'm British's just what we do.

  • We say sorry for doing something we haven't done wrong.

  • We say sorry when we say hello, we say Sorry when we say goodbye.

  • I've said sorry to a lamppost before because I walked into it.

  • I'm British.

  • That's my excuse.

  • I might actually say sorry.

  • Sorry.

  • And again, we're doing this, uh, this kind of tone where we're going down, up on, we're kind of riding the wave again.

  • So excuse me.

  • Sorry.

  • So we would have to follow with something.

  • So you would say, for example, sorry.

  • Could you just help me with something, please?

  • Now you're in a clothes shop.

  • You have some clothes that you want to try on.

  • But you don't know where the changing rooms are now.

  • Firstly, there are two words for changing rooms.

  • Some people say changing rooms on some people say fitting rooms.

  • Two ways you can ask about trying something on, you could say, for example, Excuse me.

  • Where your fitting rooms, Where your fitting rooms or where your changing rooms.

  • It doesn't matter which word you use.

  • They're both the same kind of thing By asking this question.

  • It's like saying I want to try this on.

  • Can you show me where to go, please?

  • Or you could use the much more simple version off a fraser verb to try on which means to where something temporarily, just to see what it looks like.

  • So you could say Sorry.

  • Could I try this on, please?

  • Could I try this on, please?

  • Please.

  • And that means Can I wear this so I can see what it looks like?

  • Fraser Verbs are fantastic.

  • We love Fraser verbs here on this channel on.

  • Remember, if it's just one T shirt we would say, Could I try this on?

  • But if it's more than one, we would say, Could I try these on?

  • And that would be if I have five T shirts and socks and Cem genes to try on okay, on the same with shoes.

  • Could I try these on?

  • We would say these even if it's one pair off shoes.

  • Could I try these on, please on?

  • Then they would go and find your size.

  • Now let's say you're looking at some clothes, but they don't have your size.

  • Very easy approach the sales assistant using those words we mentioned before high or something like that.

  • Okay on, then.

  • All you need to say is, Do you have any more sizes out the back?

  • Do you have any more sizes out the back again?

  • Out the back.

  • That means where you store all your stuff.

  • We call it out the back.

  • So do you have any more sizes out the back really important and really useful to know this one because I've been in a shop so many times where I've needed a particular size and they don't have it on show on the shop floor, but I ask them if they have it out the back and nine times out of 10 they do.

  • So it's really good to know this phrase.

  • Do you have any more sizes out the back?

  • And then they might say, Okay, what size are you looking for?

  • Two things you could do.

  • You could say I need a size up, meaning I need the next size above.

  • I need a size up if you want to use Fraser verbs and be fancy pants, or you could just say the size you want.

  • Okay, I need a size 10.

  • In a man's case, you could say I need a medium so we don't need to say I need a size medium.

  • We just say I need a medium, everybody's favorite thing, a returns policy.

  • It's very easy to ask this question.

  • I never ask it because I don't like to be annoying.

  • I don't like to be that guy that asks about returns.

  • I'll just read it on the receipt.

  • So there are two ways, and this one is the most common.

  • Can I bring it back?

  • If I have any problems, can I bring it back if I have any problems And that means if I don't like it, if I decide I don't want it, can I return it to you?

  • Bring it back, Fraser Verb.

  • Listen to my tone and copied.

  • Can I bring it back if I have any problems now, one more thing, which is very, very useful to know.

  • Are you a student?

  • Are you living in the UK and do you want to grab a bargain?

  • A deal or a bit of a percentage off?

  • What you buy?

  • Don't be afraid to ask.

  • Do you offer a student discount?

  • Do you offer a student discount?

  • You can add the tea or not at the end.

  • Discount Discount again.

  • We're British.

  • We sometimes dropped the tea.

  • It's very, very normal on a lot of shops, particularly clothes, shops and some electrical shops.

  • They do offer a 10% or sometimes 15% student discount, so it is useful toe Ask.

  • Don't be afraid to ask.

  • Um, it's becoming more and more common nowadays, being a person who worked part time in retail.

  • Before I was a teacher, I really appreciated it when people said thank you.

  • We do pride ourselves on saying thank you here in the U.

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  • So I really recommend that when they finished packing your close up.

  • If they've bean really helpful, tell them Thanks for all your help or just a simple thank you or cheers.

  • Have a lovely day.

  • Have a great day.

  • Thanks for all your help.

  • Thanks and help of the two important words there, in particular, they need some big stress on them.

  • Thanks for all your help.

  • Now I know I've mainly covered clothes today.

  • Clothes, shopping, but most of these phrases do apply thio electrical shopping, just shopping for normal things.

  • But you'll find that most of the conversations that you have in the UK when it comes to shopping would be for clothes electricals.

  • We don't really talk to people who are selling food.

  • For example.

  • Have you ever had any awkward situations when you're shopping?

  • I'd love to know.

  • Please write in the comments.

  • Loads of us have had awkward or annoying conversations with sales people.

  • Andi.

  • Sometimes we get convinced into buying things we don't want to buy, so I'd love to know your stories below.

  • It's always funny hearing your stories.

  • Obviously, I explained intonation in a bit of detail here, but not in extensive, really detailed explanations.

  • I save that for my online course, which you conjoined at e.

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  • In this course, you'll learn everything about Internation all of the sounds connected speech.

  • Basically, you'll learn how to achieve a full British accent.

  • You'll also have voice messaging contact with me on what's app so you could become my student.

  • Andi, I can't wait to meet those of you who join.

  • Like I said, Just go to E t j english dot com to join the course.

  • Um, Other than that, I will see you next time in the next video.

  • Cheers, guys.

  • Bye.

Hello, everybody.

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