Rebecca talks about the new shopping mall that opened in her town.
Todd: Hey, Rebecca, I heard there’s a new shopping center. Have you gone to the shopping center yet?
Rebecca: Yeah, we went for the grand opening on Thursday. It was really, really crowded.
Todd: I bet.
Rebecca: Yeah. Lots of people around. Lots of sales. Lots of shops there.
Todd: So, what do you think? Is it a nice shopping center?
Rebecca: Yeah, it is quite nice. They have a juice bar there which is really, really good. We need fresh fruit, so that was really good. I tried an apple and pineapple juice and it was delicious.
Todd: So, actually, at this juice bar, they actually make the juice fresh right there?
Rebecca: Yeah, they do. Right in front of you. They use a big industrial juice mixer.
Todd: Right. So there’s no sugar or anything like that in the juice?
Rebecca: From what I can see, no. Only natural sugar from the fruits.
Todd: Well, that’s good. That’s good. Well, as for the shopping center, what did you think? Is it a nice place?
Rebecca: Yeah, it is nice. A lot of shops. The majority of shops were clothing shops, though so if you’re interested in buying new clothes, then definitely go.
Todd: Well, I am but, you know, usually shopping centers are mainly for women. Did they have lots of men’s clothes?
Rebecca: I didn’t really notice that much. I was just shopping for myself, so there were a lot of women’s clothing so, maybe small sections might have been men.
Todd: Oh, right. Well, what about the prices? Was it pretty cheap?
Rebecca: It was because it was on sale because of the new opening. Hopefully after it opens up, it should be OK still.
Todd: Well, did you buy anything?
Rebecca: Yes, I bought… What did I buy? Two t-shirts, which were on special so that was a bargain.
Todd: Yeah, well, I definitely need some shirts myself so I think I’m going to head down there this weekend.
Rebecca: Yeah, you should go. Definitely.
the grand opening
We went for the grand opening.
A ‘grand opening ‘ is a term used by a new business to announce or celebrate it’s first day to welcome customers. Notice the following:
- The Grand Opening is on the 1st of August.
- A big festival was planned for the Grand Opening.
They have a juice bar.
A ‘juice bar’ is a place where people can order drinks made from many different fruits and vegetables. Notice the following:
- Let’s try that new juice bar.
- There’s a juice bar in the shopping mall.
They use a big industrial juice mixer.
Something that’s ‘industrial’ is usually used at a large business or factory, not at home. Notice the following:
- Mom uses an industrial sized washer for our big family.
- The expensive home included an industrial kitchen.
From what I can see
From what I can see, they use natural sugar.
We use the phrase ‘from what I can see’ to talk about a topic that we don’t know well. We can only guess by what we have seen. Notice the following:
- From what I can see, it will take a long time to recover.
- She’s a hard worker from what I can see.
The majority were clothing shops.
The ‘majority’ means most people or things in a group. Notice the following:
- The majority of students don’t like the new teacher.
- I disagree with the majority.
head down there
I think I’m going to head down there.
We use the phrase ‘head down there’ when when we talk about going to a specific place. Notice the following:
- I’ll head down there after work.
- Let’s head down there tomorrow.
what I can see • majority • head down
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