Going Shopping

Unit Objectives

TIME:  3 weeks

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • simulate shopping and making purchases in a variety of contexts—department stores, stationary store, grocery stores, smaller stores specializing in selling only one type of thing, and so on.
  • simulate interacting with store clerks and personnel—asking for help in finding merchandise that you want to purchase, and asking questions to find out more about merchandise.
  • identify merchandise according to size, color, number, price, function, feature, and other such characteristics.
  • bargain where appropriate.

By the end of this unit, you will have learned:

  • how to shop in Japan—including where to bargain and where not to do so.
  • more counting/classifying devises.
  • more vocabulary—especially for clothing and non–food items.