The market chat
> 60 min.
> 60 min.
The learner can ask and give information while shopping at the market.
- For every pair of learners a set of cut-up dialogue.
- Coloured paper
- Make a standard dialogue between a market vendor and a customer, e.g.
▪ Good morning, can I help you?
▪ Yes, thank you. I’d like …
▪ Anything else?
▪ No, that will do.
▪ Would you like a bag, the receipt…?
- Cut up the dialogue: a slip of paper for every sentence.
- Use different coloured paper for each set so you do not lose time when recollecting the sets.
- If you will reuse the sets, laminate the paper.
- Divide the group into pairs.
- Give each pair a set of sentences and ask them to arrange the cards so they form a logical conversation.
- Once the dialogue is in the correct order, let the learners practice both roles.
- Go to the local market and let the learners in small groups buy a specific item, e.g. an onion. Learners can seize the opportunity to do their shopping.
- Stimulate the learners to talk as much as possible and take pictures and/or videos of one another.
Tips for the instructor
- Check the days and hours the local market is on.
- Close the visit with a drink at the market or in a cafe. Sharing informal moments together stimulates the learning pleasure and the group dynamics.
- Check if the school or learning center has a budget for extramural activities.
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