Proficiency LevelNovice LowNCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can ask and answer questions about what something is.I can ask and answer questions about the price of one object among a group of items.I can describe the location of an object to help someone understand the item I’m talking about.
In this activity, students will practice talking about the prices of various objects that can be found at various stores. Students will also talk about the location of these items.
Students will be talking in groups about things they like whether it be sports, food or other interests. They will also participate in a mini shopping experience where they will decide what gift they would like to buy for their partner (in class) and why. This gives the opportunity for students to understand their peer's interests and allows them to apply this new knowledge to a shopping experience.
This subpage of the Virtual Arabic blog offers realia material (realia is real life material meant to be used to aid language study in classroom situations) regarding shopping and currency. The material listed on this subpage includes pictures and videos related to Arab modes of currency, signs signifying shopping malls/outlets, and commercials designed to advertise particular products.