Advanced Level
Lesson 10


Advanced English
Lesson 10 - Shopping

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English Expressions

In each of the advanced level lessons we learn five new American English Expressions that are related to the topic of the lesson. Here are this lesson's expressions.

for a song - for very little money

The early bird catches the worm. - arriving early gives you an advantage

broke - not having any money

cut down on - reduce

quite a bit - a lot


Select the correct expressions in the conversation below.

A - Did you go to the sale at the mall yesterday?

B - No. Did you?

A - Yes. It was a great sale. The stores are clearing out their summer clothes to get ready for fall. I bought summer clothes .

B - When does the sale end?

A - It ends on Sunday. You could go tomorrow but I'd recommend getting there early, as soon as they open. You know what they say, " " If you get there late, all of the good clothes will be gone.

B - Actually, I shouldn't go shopping anyway. I'm right now. We've had a lot of expenses this month.

A - Oh, that's right. You're remodeling your kitchen right now, aren't you?

B - Yeah. We need to expenses until we're done with the kitchen.

A - Remodeling costs of money, doesn't it?

B - Yes, it does.


More Practice
Write sentences using the expressions.



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