Anh - Việt
Việt - Anh


Unit 14: Shopping


Phrasal Verbs to Learn
mark down
/mɑːk daʊn/
to reduce the price of something (Giảm giá sản phẩm)
I'll buy a lot more if you mark them down a bit.
shop around
/ʃɒp əˈraʊnd/
to look around for the best price, quality... (Xem quanh để chọn sản phẩm giá/chất lượng tốt nhất)
If you shop around, you can find some real bargains for air tickets.
stock up (on)
/stɒk ʌp/

to buy a lot of something

(Mua thứ gì đó với số lượng lớn)

I've stocked up on food this week because my family is staying with me.
sell off
/sel ɒf/
to sell something cheaply (Bán với giá rẻ - giảm giá)
Many brands sell off their products when holidays come.
sell out
/sel aʊt/
to have no more of something left (because it has been bought) (Không còn gì để bán - hết hàng)
The tickets for the Super Junior music show were sold out in a couple of hours.
pick out
/pɪk aʊt/
to choose (Lựa chọn sản phẩm)
She picked out the ones she wanted to take and left the rest.
try on
/traɪ ɒn/
to put clothes on to see if they fit (Mặc thử quần áo)
I tried the jacket on before I bought it.
Reading & Listening
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Year-end Shopping Season
These days, the practice of celebrating Christmas and welcoming the New Year is more jubilant than ever before. Every street and shop is decorated with Christmas trees, flashing lights and messages are delivered to every one with the wish of a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


The Christmas atmosphere is even more bustling with clearance sales and amazing discounts. Shopping around on the noisy streets, you can find a lot of shops and stores, from small to large, marking down a variety of their products for year-end shopping season. You have a great opportunity to find some real bargains for a lot of things.


However many items that are sold off are old product inventory, or defective merchandise. You should pick out your things carefully to get cheap but good quality products. With fashion products, you should try them on before deciding to buy them.


Most of the food items are sold out in a short period of time after stocking. But there are also a number of products that have been stocked up for a long time being sold in this shopping season. People should note carefully the expiration date printed on the packaging of products to avoid buying outdated goods.
Short Conversations
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A: A report from the sales department says that the holiday shopping season got off to a strong start over the long weekend, and nearly 5 thousand items were sold out.

B: That is great news for us. We were right to follow John's plan to mark the prices down a bit and sell more in quantity.

A: Why are you stocking up on so much sugar and eggs in the refrigerator, Linda?

B: I am going to make Tom a big double cake for his birthday party tomorrow.

A: Ah I see. I will go downtown and shop around to buy him a nice present, too.

A: A lot of fashionable clothes are on sale for up to 50% off in many Blue Exchange branch shops. Would you like to shop around with me?

B: I don't like to buy on sale clothes very much. It takes me hours to pick out good items but none of them fit me.

A: You know you can try them on before deciding to buy them, so you can find the items that fit.

Phrasal Verb Quiz
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