Hi! Bob the Canadian here. Let’s learn English…. Well that’s not very nice! Let’s learn English at the shopping mall.
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me a thumbs up. Let’s head into the mall. So one of the first things I like to look
for when I walk into the entrance of a mall is the map and the list of stores. If you
look down here it will list all of the stores that are in the mall, and you can find the
particular store that you’re looking for with it’s number. So for instance if I wanted
to go to Shoppers Drug Mart. It’s store number 8. I can then look at the map and find
store number 8. There should also be a “You Are Here.” type of thing. Why can’t I
find it? Oh it’s over here. It’s a little hard for me sometimes to think quickly. But,
“You are Here” so I know that I came in this entranceway and I’m standing right
here right now. So I should say though that often I’ll just
refer to the shopping mall as a mall. In English we often have short forms for different words.
We don’t often actually say the word, “shopping mall”. We usually just say mall. I’m going
to the mall. I’m going to get some things at the mall. And there’s a couple different kinds of
stores at the mall. If you look behind me there’s a traditional type of store, but
if you look right here there’s something that we would call a “kiosk”. This particular
kiosk looks like it sells cell phones. Probably the store that you’ll find the
most often at the mall is a clothing store. I think in this mall almost probably ¾ of
the stores are actually clothing stores. Other types of stores are things like, behind
me over here there’s a card store, and over here there is a game store, a video game store,
and if you look way, oh, there’s another clothing store, and if you look way down there,
there’s a cell phone store. So those are some of the typical types of stores that you’ll
find at a mall. This is where my kids always wanna stop when
we’re at the mall. But I always say no. Am I a mean dad? And they always wanna stop
here too and I say no again. So behind me here you’ll see a shoe store.
There’s usually two or three shoe stores in a mall. I don’t buy shoes very often
so it’s not a store that I go into a lot. But let’s walk for a bit and I’ll show
you what my favourite store is. So behind me is my favourite store, which
a bookstore. I love to read books. I think maybe we should go inside and see if they
have a good book to help people learn English. I don’t know if they do, but I’m just
gonna walk in and ask them, so let’s go. Just gonna walk to the back and see if there’s
a book section for learning English. If not I’ll have to ask someone to help me. Don’t
really see anything like that. Nope. I don’t see any books to help learn English. Do you have any books to help people learn
English and what section would they be in? These three books here are the books that
they have to help you learn English. There’s only one book that I think I would recommend
is the DK series of books for learning English is really good. I think I might actually go
and buy this one just to kind of check it out. Pretty much every mall will have a food court
with a seating area, and a food court if I just give you a bit of a spin will have all
kinds of different restaurants. They’re usually fast food restaurants where you can
get food quickly, but they’re usually located somewhere in the centre of the mall and we
call it a food court. So behind me is my second favorite kind of
store. This is an electronics store and you can buy televisions. You can buy cameras.
You can buy radios. You can buy all the stuff you’d like that’s electronic. I really
really like that store. So the other thing that’s very common to
find in a mall is a hair salon. So behind me there’s a hair salon. It’s a place
where you can go to get your haircut, to get your hair done. And I don’t go to this particular
hair salon, I go to a smaller one that costs less money, but yeah, behind me at the mall
you can get your haircut while you’re doing some shopping. Some malls in Canada at least actually have
movie theatres right in the mall. So sometimes my wife and I will come and do some shopping
and when we’re done shopping we’ll go and we’ll see a move while we’re at the
mall. Not every mall in Canada has a movie theatre but some malls have movie theatres
built right in where you can go and see a movie. It’s almost Halloween in Canada which is
at the end of October and that’s why they have all costumes out here. On Halloween kids
dress up and they go to the neighbours houses and they say, “Trick or Treat!” to get
candy and chocolate. So that’s why today at the mall you’ll see a lot of stores selling
different types of costumes. So this store behind me sells shoes and other
athletic gear. If you needed shoes for soccer or volleyball or a new pair of shorts I’m
not sure what sport you play, this would be the store you would come to. This is actually
the store where I bought my shoes that I’m wearing right now. So a lot of times a mall will have a jewelry
store where you can buy rings, necklaces, and bracelets. I’m kind of lucky because
Jen the Canadian, my wife, doesn’t actually wear a lot of jewelry so I don’t spend a
lot of money at the jewelry store. What’s kind of cool about this mall is it
actually has a library, a public library built in. And next week’s video I’m actually
gonna do a “Learn English Video” at the library. Not this library, but if you notice
because we live in Canada we have Bibliothèque Publique and then down here you’ll see that
it says, “Public Library” because Canada is a bilingual country. So we sometimes at
a mall will have a public library where you can go and sign out a book. When you’re at the mall a lot of times you
need some money and even though you can pay in most stores with a credit card or a debit
card usually most malls will have one or two banks that have bank machines where you can
go to take out some money. In English we call it money or cash. So you can usually find
a bank machine where you can take out some money and then you can use that money to make
your purchases at the mall. Well I’m home now, my wallet’s empty.
That’s what happens when I go to the shopping mall, or to the mall. I hope you enjoyed this
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to the library, but we’ll have to wait and see because I might do a video where we go
to the forest because in Canada all of the leaves are starting to turn colour, all of
the leaves on the trees. Anyways, thanks for watching, have a good week.