Part I: Listen and Read: Read along with the audio recording.
The new school year is just around the corner, so we took the family to the shoe store to buy some new shoes. Our kids have outgrown many of their shoes, so we first measured their shoe size. Our youngest kids needed athletic shoes for playing outside and for participating in gym class at school. They tried on several pairs of shoes until they found some that fit just right. My older son needed some casual shoes for school, and we found some on sale. The first pair he tried on were a little snug, so he put on another pair, and they fit him like a glove. Perfect. Not too tight and not too big. My oldest daughter needed dress shoes for formal occasions, so we bought her some high heels. Personally, I bought myself some hiking boots because my old ones were worn out and didn't have any traction. My new ones have sturdy rubber soles and are waterproof. I hope our kids shoes last for the year.
Part II: Discussion
If we opened your closet at home, how many pairs of shoes would we find? What kinds of footwear do you have and in what condition are your shoes?
Part III: Online Investigation
Your rich uncle has found out that you are a poor student with little money to spare for clothing and shoes. Because he feels sorry for you, he informs you that he will pay for all the shoes you need for the year. As it turns out, you need to buy shoes for the activities and weather conditions listed below. Now, use the Internet as if you were going to purchase shoes. Which ones would you buy and how much would each pair of shoes cost you. Remember that the sky is the limit when it comes to cost.
hiking, formal dance, basketball, casual dress situations