New Ways to Shop

new ways to shop

New Ways to Shop: There are new ways to shop. Learn about the shopping experiences in different stores and how technology makes shopping easier.

  • Time

    30-40 minutes

  • Main Skill


  • Topic

    Science and Technology - New Ways to Shop

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    Listening Task Script


Now open in Seattle! Amazon Go is a new kind of store featuring the world’s most advanced shopping technology. No lines, no checkout – just grab and go! Watch the video and answer the questions.

Listen to a news report of the opening of a new Starbucks in Kyoto. Answer the questions.

1. Starbucks opened a coffee shop in an ancient capital.
2. The coffee shop has three tatami rooms.
3. The coffee shop is in a 1,000-year-old building.
4. The tatami rooms are on the second floor of the coffee shop.
5. The coffee shop doesn't match the surroundings of its area.
6. There is a big green neon sign on the coffee shop.
7. Customers are not allowed to line up outside the shop.
8. There will be no limit to the number of customers at peak hours.



Read the article about going shopping at a new Amazon store.

Here are keywords and phrases to learn:

  • cashiers
  • checkouts
  • coffee shop
  • convenience store
  • counters
  • credit cards
  • customers
  • grocery
  • logos
  • peak hours
  • queues
  • registers
  • retail giant
  • shopping street
  • store
  • Tatami mats
  • traditional style
  • traditional surroundings
  • virtual cart

1. You have seen the following announcement on a website: Do you like to shop? Tell us about it! Write an article about your favourite shop, whether it's online, in shopping centres, or on the high street ... and tell us why it beats the others.
2. Your English teacher has asked you to write a report on places to go shopping in your area. You should explain the different types of shops in your area and say what the most popular shops are and why.

B2 First Skills

  • Speaking

    Skills to communicate with others to express thoughts and feelings.

  • Listening

    Skills to improve active listening in order to develop responses to what someone is saying.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.

B2 First Themes

  • Entertainment and Leisure

    Opportunities to discover how media and leisure have an impact on people's lives.

  • Environment and Nature

    Opportunities to develop a greater understanding of issues affecting our environment.

  • Health and Wellbeing

    Opportunities to develop a better understanding of how to stay healthy and lead an active life.

  • Learning and Work

    Opportunities to discuss how different societies create roles to develop their skills and knowledge.

  • Culture and Lifestyle

    Opportunities to consider how events which take place impact an individual's life.

  • Science and Technology

    Opportunities to look at the challenges faced by individuals and communities in the modern world.

  • Travel and Adventure

    Opportunities to discover how exploring and visiting different cultures and community can impact our viewpoint.

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