Monday, August 25, 2014

QUESTION FORMULATION: Talking about Shopping

LEVEL 120 -150



What kinds of shops are there in your neighborhood? There are many different kinds of shops in my neighborhood. For example, there are some clothing shops, coffee shops, and many food shops. / ¿Qué tipos de tiendas hay en tu vecindario? Hay varios tipos de tiendas. Por ejemplo, hay algunas tiendas de ropa, cafés y varias tiendas de alimentos.


What's your favorite shop? My favorite shop is a coffee shop called "La Cafetera". / ¿Cuál es tu tienda favorita? Mi tienda favorita es un café llamado La Cefetera.

Is there a big shopping center near your house? No, there isn't a big shopping center near my house. / ¿Hay un centro comercial grande cerca de tu casa? No, no hay un centro comercial grande cerca de mi casa.

In your opinion, what's the best shopping center in Lima? The best shopping center in Lima is Jockey Plaza. / En tu opinión, ¿cuál es el mejor centro comercial en Lima? El mejor centro comercial en Lima es Jockey Plaza.

Do you like grocery shopping? Yes, I do. I love it! / ¿Te gusta hacer las compras? Sí, me encanta.

Who does the grocery shopping at home? My mom does, but I sometimes help her. / ¿Quién hace las compras en casa? Mi mamá, pero yo aveces le ayudo.

How often do you go grocery shopping? I go grocery shopping twice a month. / ¿Con cuánta frecuencia haces las compras? Hago las compras dos veces al mes.

How long does it take you to do the shopping? Doing the shopping takes me more than one hour. / ¿Cuánto tiempo te toma hacer las compras? Hacer las compras me toma más de una hora.

Do you make a shopping list before you do the shopping? Yes, I do. I always make a shopping list before I go shopping because I have a terrible memory. / ¿Haces una lista de compras antes de ir a comprar? Sí. Yo siempre hago una lista de compras antes de ir a comprar porque tengo una memoria terrible.

Do you like window shopping? Yes, I do. Window shopping makes me feel relaxed. / ¿Te gusta vitrinear? Sí. Vitrinear me hace sentir relajado.

What's a good place to go window shopping in Lima? Miraflores is a good place to go window shopping in Lima. / ¿Cuál es un buen lugar para vitrinear en Lima? Miraflores es un buen lugar para vitrinear en Lima.


What's your favorite place to shop for clothes? My favorite place to shop for clothes is Gamarra. They have good clothing and good prices. / ¿Cuál es tu lugar favorito para comprar ropa? Mi lugar favorito para comprar ropa es Gamarra. Ellos tienen buena ropa y buenos precios.

When you shop for clothes, do you shop around for the best prices? Yes, I do. I think shopping around for the best prices allows you to buy more things for less money. / Cuando compras ropa, ¿buscas los mejores precios? Sí. Yo creo que buscar los mejores precios te permite comprar más cosas con menos dinero.


Do you go shopping on the holiday shopping season? No, I don't. I hate to go shopping on the holiday shopping season because there are too many people at stores then. / ¿Vas de compras en la temporada de ventas por fiestas o feriados? No. No me gusta ir de compras en la temporada de ventas por fiestas porque hay mucha gente en las tiendas.

Do you ever go on a shopping spree? No, I don't. Going on a shopping spree makes you waste your money. / ¿Compras sin medirte? No. Comprar sin medirse te hace desperdiciar tu dinero.


Do you ever shop online? No, I don't. I prefer to go to shops. / ¿Compras en línea? No. Yo prefiero ir a las tiendas.


What do you think about your shopping habits? I think they are OK. I only go shopping when I need it. / ¿Qué opinas de tus hábitos de consumo? Yo creo que están bien. Yo solo voy de compras cuando lo necesito.



What shopping portals do you know? Amazon and Ebay are popular shopping portals. / ¿Qué portales de compras conoces? Amazon e Ebay son portales de compras populares.


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ESTAS RESPUESTAS FUERON COMPARTIDAS POR NEIL HANFT:
  • My favorite place to shop in Lima is Polvos because I can find almost everything that I want in one place and I can barter (haggle) with the vendors.
  • No, There isn't. The closest shopping center is Open Plaza. It is about a 20 minute drive from my apartment.
  • My wife and I both do the shopping. I am patient. I check ingredients and compare prices. I take a long time to shop. My wife shops quickly. She grabs what we need and then moves on to the next item.
  • I go grocery shopping on a weekly basis. We don't have a lot of space in our cabinets, so we can't store a lot.
  • My favorite place to shop for clothes in Lima is Polvos Azules because I am very tall and I can find American clothes that fit me well.
  • Yes, I always look for the best prices. I will spend hours hunting for the best prices and bartering. It drives my wife crazy!
  • Yes, sometimes I go shopping late in the holiday season. It is a nightmare! It feels like I'm swimming in an ocean of people.
  • Yes. When I lived in the U.S., I often bought things through Ebay, Amazon, and Craigslist. Sometimes I look through Mercado Libre and OLX but I have never bought anything off of one of those sites.

ESTAS RESPUESTAS FUERON COMPARTIDAS POR CARMEN JOO:
    • There are many stores near my house, but the closest mall is about 12 blocks away.
    • The grocery shopping is a shared experience. My husband and I usually go on the weekend.
    • I only shop for clothes when I need them; but if it's possible, I shop around for the best price. I don't like to waste my money.
    • I try not to go shopping during the holiday season. One, because it's more expensive. Two, because I usually don't have time; and three, because it is dangerous to walk around with money.
    • I shop online for specific things like software, toys, and clothes from stores that don't change their models. For example, Banana Republic or GAP; they keep some classic models that are my closet basics.

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