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Week 6: demonstratives and determiners, shopping, clothes vocabulary, emails

This week there's one grammar lesson, a vocabulary lesson, a speaking lesson, and a writing lesson.

English grammar: demonstratives and determiners

English vocabulary for clothes and shoes

English conversations: shopping

How to write emails and messages in English

Practice and exercises

There are multiple-choice exercises in the grammar and vocabulary lessons. There's conversation and pronunciation practice in the speaking lesson.

Lesson objectives

– use the correct demonstratives and determiners with different types of nouns
– develop vocabulary to talk about different items of clothing and shoes for men and women
– learn useful shopping phrases and practise typical conversations in a shop
– learn how to write simple messages and emails, using standard expressions and layout, and the correct punctuation
– learn to use common abbreviations

Related pages

Two useful grammar pages are Some and any and Pronouns and possessives. Both pages have explanations and practice exercises.

There's more shopping vocabulary and phrases on the Shopping vocabulary page.

Two related writing pages are How to write better English and Improve your punctuation.

In previous weeks of the English course

In Week 1 the grammar lessons cover the verb "to be", and subject / object pronouns and possessives. The vocabulary lesson covers words and phrases to talk about your family. The speaking lesson gives practice in saying hello and introducing yourself.

In Week 2, the grammar lesson is the Present Simple tense. (Question forms are practised further in Week 3.) Week 2 also covers telephone phrases, vocabulary to talk about your job, and giving personal information, such as date of birth and address.

Week 3 also has a grammar lesson on English nouns (singular, plural, countable and uncountable), a vocabulary lesson on talking about your free time, and speaking practice in making a hotel booking in English.

In Week 4, there's a grammar lesson on indefinite and definite articles, a vocabulary lesson on transport vocabulary (with a speaking lesson on buying tickets) and a lesson on being polite in English.

In Week 5 there are three grammar lessons and one vocabulary lesson. The grammar lessons are using there is / there are and some / any; how to say where things are (prepositions of location) and how to use "can". The vocabulary lesson is on rooms and furniture.

Next week

Week 7 is all about tourism. Lessons are on asking about places of interest, comparing towns and cities, and giving directions.

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