Clothes and accessories to sell

Work in groups of two or three. Deal out the pack of cards between you. Choose one of the things on the cards in your hand and try to sell it to your partner, as a presentation and/ or as a conversation. Start with its selling points (you can imagine any USPs that you like). Before you start, tell your partner(s) if you are selling to a consumer or if it is B2B sales.  

Useful language for presenting and selling products                          

after-sales service                                      aimed at…                       best-selling                      deliver within…

easy to…/ You can easily…         free delivery                     free gift               free sample

great deal                                                     in stock               large discount    large order

limited period                                              made of/ from…              money-back guarantee

monthly payment(s)                                     plenty of…                        real bargain                     retail price

(unique) selling point (= USP)      special feature   special offer                     target market

trade price                                                   unique design

In the same pairs, discuss how well you sold the products.

What advice would you give new sales staff?

What mistakes do sales staff often make? What recommendations would you give on how not to make those mistakes?

bathrobe/ dressing gown

bikini

blazer

(walking/ Wellington) boots

bra

cape/ cloak/ shawl

(wooden) clogs

(rain/ waist-/ winter) coat

cuff links

(party/ little black/ sleeveless) dress

(dangly) earrings

flip flops

(sun)glasses/ spectacles

(ball-/ dressing) gown

(bomber/ business/ denim/ leather/ zip-up) jacket

(blue/ black/ skinny) jeans

(woolly) jumper/ pullover/ sweater

(football/ soccer/ sports) kit

leggings

overalls

(silk) pajamas/ pyjamas

(under)pants/ knickers

(nylon/ silk) panty hose/ tights

parasol

plimsolls

poncho

(diamond/ engagement/ gold/ platinum/ wedding) ring

(leather/ school) satchel

(head/ silk/ winter/ woolly) scarf

(business/ dress/ Hawaiian) shirt

(business/ high heel/ leather/ slip-on/ sports/ tailor-made/ Velcro) shoes

shorts

sneakers/ sports shoes/ trainers

(ankle-length/ knee-high/ long/ short/ woollen) socks

(fishnet) stockings

(Saville Row/ skirt/ swim-/ track) suit

sweatshirt

swimming costume/ swimsuit

(long-sleeved/ short-sleeved) T-shirt

(black/ bow/ novelty) tie

(hooded/ sleeveless/ tank/ unisex/ vest) top

tracksuit (trousers/ top)

trousers

trunks

undershirt/ vest

(thermal) underwear

 

 

Describing products collocations

Market Leader Elementary Unit 6

Without looking above for now, try to think of words that go before or after the words below to make common expressions to describe products, for example when trying to sell them. Collocations which haven’t been mentioned in the book are also fine as long as they make sense and are on topic.

+ bargain

+ deal

+ delivery

+ design

+ discount

+ feature

+ guarantee

+ offer

+ order

+ payments

+ point

+ price

+ price

+ sample

+ selling

+ service

+ stock

aimed +

deliver +

easy +

free +

limited +

made +

mashed +

plenty +

target +

If you need to or your teacher tells you to, use the words on the next page to help with the task above.

Without looking above for now, try to think of other expressions which mean the same as those below

very good value                                           not for long                                                   USP

 

What are the differences between these things?

bargain/ sale (e.g. summer sale)                            free gift/ free sample/ service

 

Without looking above for now, correct the expressions below

after service X

sales point X

bargain sale X

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Use the expressions below to help with the collocations activity above:

after-sales

at…

best-

free

free

gift

great

in

large

large

market

money-back

monthly

of

of/ from

period

potato

real

retail

selling

special

special

to

trade

unique

within

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Clothes and accessories collocations

Without looking above for now, brainstorm at least one collocation for each of the words below words (= words that go together with those words)

+boots

 

+coat

 

+glasses

 

+gown

 

+jacket

 

+jumper

 

+kit

 

+ring

 

+satchel

 

+scarf

 

+shirt

 

+shoes

 

+socks

 

+suit

 

+T-shirt

 

+tights

 

under+

 

 

Use the expressions below to help with the collocations activity above:

ankle-length

ball-

bomber

bow

business

denim

diamond

dress

dressing

engagement

football

gold

Hawaiian

head

high heel

knee-high

leather

long

long-sleeved

nylon

pants

platinum

rain

Saville Row

school

short

short-sleeved

silk

skirt

slip-on

sports

sun-

sweat+

tailor-made

Velcro

waist-

walking

wear

wedding

Wellington

winter

woollen

woolly

zip-up

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Clothes and accessories synonyms

Without looking above for now, try to think of other expressions which mean the same as: custom-made

dress shirt

jumper

tights

trainers

trousers

 

What are the differences between these things?

earring/ piercing

high heel/ high heels

jumper/ jacket

glass/ (sun)glasses

tracksuit/ trainers

 

Clothes vocabulary error correction

Without looking above for now, correct the expressions below

Y shirt X

order-made X

jeans jacket X

engage ring X

wearing high heel X

platina ring X

pajama X

sunglass X

bottoms X

a shirts X

a pants X

G pants X

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