Multimedia Role Play for Chinese

Shopping/ Role A | 买 东 西 A


A is a British student buying a suitcase in a Chinese department store.

B and C are Chinese shop assistants.

Tasks for A, a British student

Make the conversation as realistic as possible by greeting each other at the beginning and by using small talk. Try to anticipate the flow of the conversation by looking at the following prompts.

  1. Ask B where you can get a suitcase (旅行lǚxíng xiāng N).
  2. You are in the 3rd floor luggage department. Tell C that you would like to have a look at the dark ( shēn ADJ) blue suitcases.
  3. Ask C if they have anything bigger.
  4. Get the cheapest of the large suitcases. Pay, and leave the shop.
  5. When you go home, you find the case has been damaged. Go back to the shop, explain the situation to C, and ask for an exchange.
  6. If the shop has not got the same type of suitcase, ask for your money back.
  7. Tell C that you need a large case as you have a lot of luggage to take back to the UK.
  8. Thank C for the kind offer.