Author:
Sara Bakari, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages, World Cultures, Language Education (ESL), Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Buy
  • How Much
  • Mall
  • Money
  • Numbers
  • Online Shopping
  • Sale
  • Sell
  • Shopping
  • ارقام
  • التسوق عبر الانترنت
  • المركز التجاري
  • بكم؟
  • بيع
  • تسوق
  • شراء
  • فلوس
  • مال
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, Arabic

    Arabic Level 4, Activity 09: "Shopping/التسوق" (Face-to-Face/Online)

    Arabic Level 4, Activity 09: "Shopping/التسوق" (Face-to-Face/Online)

    Overview

    In this activity, students will practice selling and buying vocabulary. they will be able to buy/sell a product and discuss the cost, along with sharing the names of items they bought.

    Can-Do Statements:

    • I can ask how much something costs.
    • I can sell a product to someone and discuss the price.
    • I can share with a friend what I purchased at a market.

    Activity Instructions

    Please Note: Many of the activities on the Pathways Project OER Repository were created by upper-division students at Boise State University and serve as a foundation that our community of practice can build upon and refine. While they are polished, we welcome and encourage collaboration from language instructors to help modify grammar, syntax, and content where needed. Kindly contact amberhoye@boisestate.edu with any suggestions and we will update the content in a timely manner.  — The Pathways Project

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    Activity Instructions

     

    Shopping / التسوق

    Description:

    In this activity, students will practice selling and buying vocabulary. they will be able to buy/sell a product and discuss the cost, along with sharing the names of items they bought.

    Semantic Topics: 

    buy, sell, sale, how much, money, numbers, shopping, mall, online shopping, بيع، شراء، بكم؟، مال، فلوس، ارقام، تسوق، المركز التجاري، التسوق عبر الانترنت

    Grammatical Structures: 

    Numbers, questions

    Products: shopping, selling, and buying.

    Practices: selling and buying products and discussing the cost.

    Perspectives: In Middle Eastern culture, it is common to discuss the price if you did not like it. however, it is not common to offer a tip. people are willing to serve you without asking for a tip, if you choose to give a tip they will take it.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

    • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations or correspondence in Arabic to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret spoken and written Arabic on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures of the Arab world.
    • Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons between the cultures of the Arab world and their own

    Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

    • COMM 1.1: Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
    • COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
    • CLTR 1.1: Analyze the cultural practices/patterns of behavior accepted as the societal norm in the target culture.
    • CLTR 1.2: Explain the relationship between cultural practices/behaviors and the perspectives that represent the target culture’s view of the world.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can ask how much something costs.
    • I can sell a product to someone and discuss the price.
    • I can share with a friend what I purchased at a market.

    Materials Needed:

    Warm-Up

    1. You will be reading with students, what the Buyer and the seller are supposed to say or ask. let students read and translate the questions.

    buyer:

    • 1. How much is this?
      What is the price of this item?
    • I don't have much money.
    • Can you give me a better price?

    seller:

    • This is cost...
    • We have a 20% discount.
    • This is the last price.

    سوف تقرأ مع الطلاب ما يفترض أن يقوله أو يسأله المشتري والبائع. دع الطلاب يقرؤون الأسئلة ويترجمونها.

    مشتر:

    • كم سعر هذا؟
    • ما هو سعر هذه القطعة؟
    • ليس لدي الكثير من المال.
    • هل يمكن ان تعطيني سعر أفضل؟

    تاجر:

    • هذه تكلفة ...
    • لدينا خصم 20٪.
    • هذا هو آخر سعر

    Main Activity

    1. choose one of the students to be the seller, the rest will be the customers.
      اختر أحد الطلاب ليكون البائع ، والبقية سيكونون العملاء.
    2. seller will sell the product he has in his store to the customers. using the questions previously discussed.
      سيبيع البائع المنتج الذي لديه في متجره للعملاء. باستخدام الأسئلة التي تمت مناقشتها مسبقًا.
    3. customers will try to buy the items that were introduced in their cards. using the questions previously discussed.
      سيحاول العملاء شراء القطع المتوفرة في بطاقاتهم. باستخدام الأسئلة التي تمت مناقشتها مسبقًا.
    4. switch the roles and repeat if necessary.
      بدل الأدوار وكرر إذا لزم الأمر.

      Wrap-Up

      1. Students will share what they bought and then discuss what they prefer, shopping in the mall, or shopping online.
        بالنسبة للختام ، سيشارك الطلاب ما اشتروه
        ثم تناقشوا عن ما تفضلونه ، التسوق في المركز التجاري ، أم التسوق عبر الإنترنت.

      End of Activity

    • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate
      their confidence.
      (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.)
    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future activities!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can ask how much something costs.
    • I can sell a product to someone and discuss the price.
    • I can share with a friend what I purchased at a market.