Shopping for clothes

A woman holding a T-shirt in a clothes shop

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Shop assistant: Can I help you?
Customer: Yes, have you got this T-shirt in other colours?
Shop assistant: We’ve got it in white, black, red and purple. What size do you want?
Customer: Medium.
Shop assistant: OK, in medium we’ve got black and red.
Customer: And in purple?
Shop assistant: No, just black and red.
Customer: OK, red. Can I try it on?
Shop assistant: Yes, of course. The changing rooms are over there.
Shop assistant: Is it OK?
Customer: Yes, I’ll take it.
Shop assistant: That’s £10.95. Would you like to pay by credit card or with cash?
Customer: Cash please. Here’s twenty.
Shop assistant: OK, thanks, that’s nine pounds, 5 p change and here’s your receipt.
Customer: Thanks. Bye.

What was the last item of clothing you bought?

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Submitted by catpuccinoxi on Thu, 07/06/2023 - 22:53

The last item of clothing I bought was a cute baggy jeans and are decorated with many pockets

Submitted by Engeveryjoy on Tue, 06/06/2023 - 08:28

Hello! I want to tell you about my item of clothing I bought last time. It was a sport suit for fitness.There was a top and a tight shorts.It was made of ribbed fabric. The sport suit was black.I wore it in my dance club. It was really comfortable.

Submitted by k@lin.dzij@ on Wed, 06/07/2023 - 17:25

The last peace of clothing that i bought was a cute gray crop top. I haven`t wore it much because it is aggaint the schools dress code.

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Submitted by Gabriel Montenegro on Tue, 03/07/2023 - 23:47

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Submitted by pomelo on Fri, 01/27/2023 - 06:57

I think the last time I bought is velvet pants

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Submitted by LamaFromMinecraft on Sun, 01/22/2023 - 10:47

The last thing I bought was a T-shirt.
It has an anime theme and there is something written in Japanese on it.
And by the way I study Japanese and that's why I bought a T-shirt with an anime theme on it...

Submitted by Turtle08 on Sun, 08/28/2022 - 13:47

I don't remember which one was the last one, but I remember that I recently bought a jumper.

Submitted by cherry00 on Fri, 07/22/2022 - 13:42

I think the last item I bought was a black T-Shirt.

Submitted by SEBASTIAN on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 23:42

hi the last clothing that i bought was a shoes

Submitted by Baldbanana on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 10:25

Linen (70/30; cotton/linen) pants was the last item of clothing I bought. I bought it online from Shein. They're a bit baggy and comfortable. Now I can't buy things from Shein from Russia, so I'm happy, that I did in winter.

Submitted by 01Aras on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 10:58

I recently bought 2 t-shirts
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Fri, 06/03/2022 - 11:50

I don't know what the last item of clothing I bought was, because my mum buys my clothes. She often buys my things in the online-shop.

Submitted by Sillakaraman on Fri, 06/03/2022 - 10:07

I bought shorts and skirt

Submitted by Fadikly on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 17:03

i bought shoes one month ago. it was 600 TL. it was a joke. i’m really sorry about my money!

Submitted by goksu on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 12:24

I bought a crop and pants

Submitted by Denizz on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 13:06

Last time i bought a blue dress and sunglassess
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Submitted by Ebrarr on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 07:47

My mom does my shopping
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Submitted by demiryumruk27 on Sun, 04/24/2022 - 10:03

I bought pyjamas and I am very happy with it

Submitted by josefine1000 on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:58

i have bought a black hoodie

Submitted by amakdjmf on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:57

I bought a gamer Pc month ago

Submitted by charli on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:56

is it t-shirt in yellow

Submitted by oblock2121 on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:56

the last item i bought was a nike jogging set

Submitted by trungtnd on Wed, 01/26/2022 - 13:30

this is green T-shirt

Submitted by Ira1321 on Sun, 01/23/2022 - 18:52

The last item of clothing which I bought was pants

Submitted by KirV on Sun, 11/14/2021 - 11:48

The last item of clothing I bought was a blue jacket. It is very good.
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Submitted by InEnglishPlease on Sun, 10/31/2021 - 12:39

The last item of clothing I bought was a yellow cardigan. I love it so much! Now I want to buy a cute winter dress.
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Submitted by Tato_Learner22 on Wed, 10/27/2021 - 00:49

I don't remember what it was my last purchase, I haven't bought any item of clothing since four months ago, but I hope to buy a new pair of trousers and a t-shirt the next weekend. If you see a mistake in my participation, correct me please. thanks
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Submitted by MuradYT on Wed, 06/09/2021 - 13:58

I bought sun-glasses.

Submitted by DanysGE on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 23:17

The last item of cloting I bought were a red blouse and black jeans.

Submitted by hermione123 on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 00:50

My dad bought me a red sweatshirt and a white dress few days ago.
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:31

The last items of clothing I have bought were socks in size 29. They are long, black socks with blue dinosaurs on it. The price is not high or expensive. They look bright, fashion and cool :)

Submitted by Nooname on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:43

I bought a black sweatshirt and a gray one

Submitted by therealtravisscott on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 19:10

i bought an nice blue t-shirt

Submitted by altair28 on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 01:34

i just buy, today a cute white dress for a party

Submitted by Luna on Sat, 08/22/2020 - 13:47

I bought a jean for a long time

Submitted by pln on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 08:43

I bought a lot of colourful t-shirts and a nice pant
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Submitted by Xuka on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 18:18

The last item of clothing I bought was a pink Uniqlo jacket for my birthday. It was lovely and comfortable to wear. I loved it.

Submitted by Ian_reynoso on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 18:16

A denim jacket
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Submitted by Sherry4869 on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:36

I bought a cute pink dress. The dress was long. It was comfortable to wear.
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Submitted by Sherry4869 on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:34

What is the meaning of.............. nine pounds, 5 p change????
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Submitted by JoModerator on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 06:59

Hi Sherry4869,

The price of the T-shirt is £10.95. 

The customer wants to pay in cash and gives the shop assistant a £20 note.

The shop assistant gives the customer £9.05 back - this is called 'change' (the money that is returned to someone who has paid for something that costs less than the amount that they gave).

When we speak, we can say 'nine pounds, 5 p' for £9.05.


I hope that helps!

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)


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Submitted by Tato_Learner22 on Wed, 10/27/2021 - 00:53

Hi! thanks for the information, you really help me to comprehend audio. I know little English but I'm learning.

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Submitted by Matteo on Sun, 06/07/2020 - 17:53

The last item of clothing I bought was a pair of black shoes and a hoodie

Submitted by mmatildepontoni04 on Wed, 06/03/2020 - 15:10

The last item of clothing I bought was a pair of white shoes
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Tue, 06/02/2020 - 18:56

The last garment I bought was a cloth dress so I could present myself at work and go to the sena course

Submitted by nimdini on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 05:08

The last time I bought a blue dress.

Submitted by Rodg20 on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 16:24

the last time i went shopping was to buy a blue shirt

Submitted by anna_v3r on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:58

The last item that I bought was a pair of leggins.

Submitted by vittoriadigianno on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 15:06

the last items of clothing i bought are hoodies, a pair of black jeans and sneakers

Submitted by Gabriele1926 on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 13:22

The last item I bought is a t-shirt.
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