In a Department Store

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In a Department Store

Finding our way around a department store isn't always easy. There are usually signs on each floor telling us what is sold on each floor. You may find that you are tested on such a sign in your reading exam.

In this exercise, look at the picture above the board and then click on the department you would expect the item to be in. The departments are labelled "2", "1", "E" and "U":

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If we visit a new place, we often like to buy presents for those back home. This may come up in your role-play in the speaking exam. There are a few essential phrases that you will need to know. These are listed below to help you revise them:

How to say you'd like a present for a particular person:

Ich m&chte ein Geschenk für meine Mutter I'd like a present for my mother.
Ich möchte ein Geschenk für meine Schwester I'd like a present for my sister.
Ich möchte ein Geschenk für meinen Vater I'd like a present for my father.
Ich möchte ein Geschenk für meinen Bruder I'd like a present for my brother.

Other useful phrases:

Wieviel kostet das? How much does that cost?
Das ist zu teuer. That is too expensive.
Haben Sie etwas Billigeres? Do you have anything cheaper?
Ja, ich nehme ihn(m)/sie(f)/es(n). Yes, I'll take it.

Understanding the shop assistant:

Was hätte er / sie gern? What would he/she like?
Soll ich es als Geschenk einpacken? Should I gift-wrap it?
Sonst noch etwas? Is there anything else?

The following exercise will help you to focus on the all-important phrases you need to know to take part in your role-play.

To complete the dialogue, you need to read what the shop assistant is saying and then select the most suitable response from the list in the bluepanels. Mark your answer each time and then try the next reponse:

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