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Bookshop Activity

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Bookshop Activity


By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:


·     use correct language when buying things.

Target Language:

How much is the ________? it is rm_____? can i have a _____. here’s your change. thank you.

Time needed for preparation:

60 minutes

Time needed in class:

30 minutes


Year 2

Language Focus:


Activity Use:


Pupil Task:

Whole Class

Which learning institute:



sample money, laminated prompt sheet of sentence patterns, books, pencils, erasers, rulers, tables-number based on the number of shops

Procedure before class:

1.       Asks pupil to bring extra books, pencils, erasers, rulers and so on they have to the lesson.
2.       Prepares the sample money.
3.       Each buyer will be given RM5.
4.       The sellers will be given more money in RM1 notes,  as they need to give change.


Procedure in class:

1.       Revise the previous lesson about sentences when buying things.

  • How much is the ________?  
  • It is RM_____?
  • Can I have a _____.
  • Here’s your change.
  • Thank you.

2.       Teacher explains to pupils that they will work in groups as buyers and sellers & use their own books, pencils, erasers, rulers and so on, to be used as items to be sold in the bookshops.
3.       Teacher uses 2 students to  demonstrate the buying and selling process
4.       Split pupils into group of 4 pupils per group. 1 seller, 3 buyers.
5.       Teacher distributes the sample money to all pupils. RM5 to buyers, RM1s to sellers. Each group is also given a prompt sheet (sentence patterns).
6.       Teacher asks the sellers to set up their shops by putting all the stationery on the tables on different locations in the classroom.
7.       Buyers go to their group shop and start 'buying'
8.       While this group activity is going on, teacher monitors and guides pupils how to ask and answer questions.
9.       Teacher rotates buyers/sellers so all get chance to be a seller.
10.    After the activity ends, asks pupils to return the stationeries to its rightful owners.


Follow Up:

1. Teacher and pupils revise the targeted language.
2. Asks pupils to write down things they have bought.
3. Ask pupils to say what they have bought to their friends. I bought ______ and_______ .



Use other things to be sold.



Prepare laminated prompt sheets (according to the number of shops) about the targeted language in case pupils cannot memorise the targeted language. Low achievers can be paired with high achievers.