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  • Hi! Bob the Canadian here. Let's learn English….

  • Well that's not very nice!

  • Let's learn English at the shopping mall. Hey welcome to this video. If this is your

  • first time here don't forget to click the subscribe button below. And if you don't

  • mind at some point during this video give me a thumbs up. Let's head into the mall.

  • So one of the first things I like to look for when I walk into the entrance of a mall

  • is the map and the list of stores. If you look down here it will list all of the stores

  • that are in the mall, and you can find the particular store that you're looking for

  • with it's number. So for instance if I wanted to go to Shoppers Drug Mart. It's store

  • number 8. I can then look at the map and find store number 8. There should also be a “You

  • Are Here.” type of thing. Why can't I find it? Oh it's over here. It's a little

  • hard for me sometimes to think quickly. But, “You are Hereso I know that I came in

  • this entranceway and I'm standing right here right now.

  • So I should say though that often I'll just refer to the shopping mall as a mall. In English

  • we often have short forms for different words. We don't often actually say the word, “shopping

  • mall”. We usually just say mall. I'm going to the mall. I'm going to get some things

  • at the mall.

  • And there's a couple different kinds of stores at the mall. If you look behind me

  • there's a traditional type of store, but if you look right here there's something

  • that we would call a “kiosk”. This particular kiosk looks like it sells cell phones.

  • Probably the store that you'll find the most often at the mall is a clothing store.

  • I think in this mall almost probably ¾ of the stores are actually clothing stores.

  • Other types of stores are things like, behind me over here there's a card store, and over

  • here there is a game store, a video game store, and if you look way, oh, there's another

  • clothing store, and if you look way down there, there's a cell phone store. So those are

  • some of the typical types of stores that you'll find at a mall.

  • This is where my kids always wanna stop when we're at the mall. But I always say no.

  • Am I a mean dad? And they always wanna stop here too and I say no again.

  • So behind me here you'll see a shoe store. There's usually two or three shoe stores

  • in a mall. I don't buy shoes very often so it's not a store that I go into a lot.

  • But let's walk for a bit and I'll show you what my favourite store is.

  • So behind me is my favourite store, which a bookstore. I love to read books. I think

  • maybe we should go inside and see if they have a good book to help people learn English.

  • I don't know if they do, but I'm just gonna walk in and ask them, so let's go.

  • Just gonna walk to the back and see if there's a book section for learning English. If not

  • I'll have to ask someone to help me. Don't really see anything like that. Nope. I don't

  • see any books to help learn English.

  • Do you have any books to help people learn English and what section would they be in?

  • These three books here are the books that they have to help you learn English. There's

  • only one book that I think I would recommend is the DK series of books for learning English

  • is really good. I think I might actually go and buy this one just to kind of check it

  • out.

  • Pretty much every mall will have a food court with a seating area, and a food court if I

  • just give you a bit of a spin will have all kinds of different restaurants. They're

  • usually fast food restaurants where you can get food quickly, but they're usually located

  • somewhere in the centre of the mall and we call it a food court.

  • So behind me is my second favorite kind of store. This is an electronics store and you

  • can buy televisions. You can buy cameras. You can buy radios. You can buy all the stuff

  • you'd like that's electronic. I really really like that store.

  • So the other thing that's very common to find in a mall is a hair salon. So behind

  • me there's a hair salon. It's a place where you can go to get your haircut, to get

  • your hair done. And I don't go to this particular hair salon, I go to a smaller one that costs

  • less money, but yeah, behind me at the mall you can get your haircut while you're doing

  • some shopping.

  • Some malls in Canada at least actually have movie theatres right in the mall. So sometimes

  • my wife and I will come and do some shopping and when we're done shopping we'll go

  • and we'll see a move while we're at the mall. Not every mall in Canada has a movie

  • theatre but some malls have movie theatres built right in where you can go and see a

  • movie.

  • It's almost Halloween in Canada which is at the end of October and that's why they

  • have all costumes out here. On Halloween kids dress up and they go to the neighbours houses

  • and they say, “Trick or Treat!” to get candy and chocolate. So that's why today

  • at the mall you'll see a lot of stores selling different types of costumes.

  • So this store behind me sells shoes and other athletic gear. If you needed shoes for soccer

  • or volleyball or a new pair of shorts I'm not sure what sport you play, this would be

  • the store you would come to. This is actually the store where I bought my shoes that I'm

  • wearing right now.

  • So a lot of times a mall will have a jewelry store where you can buy rings, necklaces,

  • and bracelets. I'm kind of lucky because Jen the Canadian, my wife, doesn't actually

  • wear a lot of jewelry so I don't spend a lot of money at the jewelry store.

  • What's kind of cool about this mall is it actually has a library, a public library built

  • in. And next week's video I'm actually gonna do a “Learn English Videoat the

  • library. Not this library, but if you notice because we live in Canada we have Bibliothèque

  • Publique and then down here you'll see that it says, “Public Librarybecause Canada

  • is a bilingual country. So we sometimes at a mall will have a public library where you

  • can go and sign out a book.

  • When you're at the mall a lot of times you need some money and even though you can pay

  • in most stores with a credit card or a debit card usually most malls will have one or two

  • banks that have bank machines where you can go to take out some money. In English we call

  • it money or cash. So you can usually find a bank machine where you can take out some

  • money and then you can use that money to make your purchases at the mall.

  • Well I'm home now, my wallet's empty. That's what happens when I go to the shopping

  • mall, or to the mall. I hope you enjoyed this video. Give me a thumbs up if this video was

  • helpful for you. Subscribe if you haven't subscribed yet and please do share this video.

  • I'm pretty sure next week we're going to the library, but we'll have to wait and

  • see because I might do a video where we go to the forest because in Canada all of the

  • leaves are starting to turn colour, all of the leaves on the trees. Anyways, thanks for

  • watching, have a good week.

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