Episode 41:Shopping

Are you a shopaholic (someone who loves shopping)?! If so, you’re in for a treat because this week we are talking about our shopping habits, things we both love and hate to shop for and shopping online. Our chat is packed full of the everyday expressions and collocations you need to take your language to the next level. It’s followed by our language focus which focuses on a very natural way to agree with both positive and negative statements. Enjoy!

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Vocabulary:

Stereotype - a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing

Shopaholic -

Frugal - 

To get antsy - 

Good taste - 

Joe Schmoe -

A returnaholic - 

Shady -


Language Focus: Agreeing with Positive and Negative Statements

So is used to show agreement with positive statements

So + Auxiliary/Be + Subject (pronoun)

The Auxiliary (or To Be/Have) needs to agree with the verb tense in the original statement.

For example;

I am happy

So am I.

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English Expressions

In a pickle / in a bind - to be in a difficult situation

Dangerous waters -

To put someone on the spot - 

To put your foot in your mouth -

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