SALESPERSON: Can I help you?
LYNN: Thanks, we’re just looking.
SALESPERSON: Well, let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.
JIM: What do you think of these jeans?
LYNN: They’re really nice. How much are they?
JIM: Hmm . . . there’s no price tag. Where’s the salesperson? I’m going to ask her . . . Oh, there she is. Excuse me, how much are these jeans?
SALESPERSON: I’ll be with you in a minute …. OK. Let’s see. They were $29, but I think today they’re 30 percent off. Yes, that’s right. They’re about $20. That’s a good price for these jeans.
JIM: Can I try them on?
SALESPERSON: Sure. The fitting rooms are right over there. Just go on in.
JIM: Thanks a lot.
JIM: Pssst. Lynn, how do they look?
SALESPERSON: Oh, Jim! They’re too big. I’ll get you a smaller size . . . Wait a minute . . . Here, try these.
JIM: I think these are better. How do they look?
LYNN: They’re perfect.
SALESPERSON: Oh, they look very nice on you.
JIM: Great. I’ll take them.
- I’m just looking./We’re just looking: you don’t want help when you are shopping
- let (me, you, him, her, us, them) know: tell (me) later
- What do you think of . . . ?: What is your opinion of
- How much are these ( jeans)?/How much is this (shirt)? = How much money does this cost?
- try (something) on: put on clothes or shoes to see if they fit
- over there: This is a place that is not near you
- go on in: This is a friendly way to tell someone to go into something that is “over there.”
- I’ll (We’ll) take: …. You can say this to a salesperson in a store when you are ready to buy something.