Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk! This time we are going shopping for shoes, so you will learn many useful sentences for you to use next time you go to the shoe store. Enjoy this lesson by Kally, teacher from Fluency Academy!

The Dialogue:

A: Hello, may I help you?
B: Yes, please. I’d like to take a look at that pink pair of shoes.
A: What size are you?
B: I’m a 7.
A: Ok, here you are.
B: Do you have it in black?
A: I’m afraid not. But we have it in gold or silver. Would you like to try it on?
B: Oh, no, thank you. I’m looking for a more neutral color.

Expand your Vocabulary:

Here you are
This expression is another way of saying “here is the thing you wanted”. You can say that when handing something over to another person. Here are some examples:

Your food is ready. Here you are.
It’s our wedding anniversary today, honey. Here you are.
Here you are. This is the book you were looking for.

To try on
If you try on an item, you put it on to see if it fits you or if it looks nice. You can try on a piece of clothing, a pair of shoes, jewelry, etc. Check out some examples:

What a cute dress! Why don’t you try it on?
Try on the shoes before you buy them.
May I try on this sweater?

I’m afraid not
You can say this instead of “no” if your answer could disappoint or make someone sad. It’s also a polite way to decline an invitation. Look at some examples:

“Will you be able to attend the meeting tomorrow?” “I’m afraid not.”
“Did I pass the exam?” “I’m afraid not. Sorry.”
“Could you lend me a hundred dollars?” “I’m afraid not. I’m broke.”

We hope this content was helpful and that you enjoyed the episode! Don’t forget that you can listen to it as many times as you want and that the more you practice, the more confident you will feel. See you next time!


Rhavi Carneiro