English Dialogue Practice | Clothes Shopping | 54
In this English dialogue practice, Luke and Rachel talk about shopping for clothes. Many conversational phrases are used in this episode, including ‘nailed it’ and ‘can’t go wrong with…’ We also have an ‘Extra!’ on this episode for more vocabulary about bargain shopping.
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Welcome to English dialogue practice with Dialogue Frog. My name's Luke, and I'm here in the studio with Rachel again.
How-How are you doing?
I'm doing great, Luke, how are you?
I'm doing good.
Good. That's a very stylish hoodie you have on today.
Why thank you. I just went clothes shopping.
How did it go?
It w- it went well. I, uh, uh, recently expanded my horizons, uh, dietarily speaking, and I-
-found out I gained some, some, uh, poundage.
Need to go up a few sizes in the, in the hoodies. I've been there.
Yep. It wasn't so much sizes as a team of tailors working together to weave together multiple blimps to encompass my frame.
Oh, okay. Well, I think they nailed it. It's, you know, can't go wrong with a hoodie.
Thanks. So, how about you? What, uh, how do you go clothes shopping or what do you look for?
I look for the bargains.
I am a huge bargain shopper. But I've been living in jeans, mostly. Jeans and tennis shoes. I used to be style over comfort, but since I've gotten a little bit older, it's flipped and I'm comfort over style.
But when the two intersect and it's a bargain, that's like the golden trifecta of clothes shopping.
That's that's what you want to aim for.
I do love shoe shopping though.
Never have enough shoes.
When you, when you build an outfit, do you start with one piece or do you just like, do you pick out a shirt and then pick out matching things to go with it?
Um, I usually end up doing the sniff check on whatever is left for the week.
So, you need to do laundry is what you're just saying.
Yes. No, it-
That's not, that's not clothes shopping, Luke. That's that's just doing laundry.
Yeah. Usually I'm a bargain shopper though. I-I'm like you and I look for the bargains and-
Me too. It's good to be frugal.
'Cause then you can get more for your- more bang for your buck.
More for your money that way.
Yep. Well, this has been another conversation with with Rachel. We're glad to have you back in the studio.
I'm gonna go shopping now.
Yup. Me too. Alright. Thank you for listening to Dialogue Frog.
expanded my horizons
I've been there.
It wasn't so much...as...
can't go wrong with
more bang for your buck
There are many ways to bargain shop. Bargain shopping includes shopping when stores have sales, such as 'buy one get one free' or '50% off.'
Another way to bargain shop is to go to consignment stores. Consignment stores can also be called resale or used clothing stores. Check out this video from KHON2 News, a news station in Hawaii for more English dialogue practice. It has great vocabulary about bargain shopping, fashion, and consignment stores.