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Department store: food counter

Go shopping for food in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the food counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as mooncakes, green tea and apple juice. Use measure words such as 'ping' when purchasing a bottle. ...

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Department store: electrical goods counter

Go shopping for electrical goods in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the electrical goods counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a portable CD player, a DVD player and a washing machine. Use measure ...

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Department store: medicine counter

Go shopping for medicine in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the medicine counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as tiger balm, aspirin and eyedrops. Use measure words such as 'ping' when purchasing a bottle ...

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Department store: clothes and shoes counter

Go shopping for clothes and shoes in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the shoes counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as kung fu shoes and a pair of jeans. Use measure words such as 'shuang' when purchasing ...

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Department store: arts and crafts counter

Go shopping for arts and crafts in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the arts and crafts counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a 'good luck' jade carving, cloisonné vases and a traditional horse-shaped ...

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Points of origin: budget mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest parts. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike frame manufactured in China is made from steel (USA) and paint (Turkey). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice that retail prices include ...

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Points of origin: budget outfit

Buy items of clothing to assemble an outfit. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest items of clothing. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a T-shirt manufactured in Indonesia is made from polyester and cotton (India) and rubber (China). Work out the total cost of the ...

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Points of origin: budget hamper

Buy food to assemble a hamper. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the cheapest food items. Trace the origins of a range of foods. For example, tomatoes canned in Spain originally came from Peru. Work out the total cost of the food items. Notice that retail prices include a profit margin. This learning ...

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Points of origin: quality mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify the best quality parts. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike frame manufactured in China is made from steel (USA) and paint (Turkey). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice that retail prices ...

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Points of origin: my mountain bike

Buy parts to assemble a mountain bike. Check features and wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify parts that you like. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a bike seat manufactured in Italy is made from foam (Poland), vinyl (Mexico) and steel (USA). Work out the total cost of the parts. Notice ...

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Points of origin: my outfit

Buy items of clothing to assemble an outfit. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify items of clothing that you like. Trace the national origins of raw materials. For example, a T-shirt manufactured in Indonesia is made from polyester and cotton (India) and rubber (China). Work out the total cost of the ...

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Points of origin: my hamper

Buy food to assemble a hamper. Check wholesale prices in a range of countries. Identify food items that you like. Trace the origins of a range of foods. For example, tomatoes canned in Spain originally came from Peru. Work out the total cost of the food items. Notice that retail prices include a profit margin. This learning ...

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Department store

Go shopping in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the relevant department and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a 'qipao' (dress), green tea and a box of chocolates. Use measure words such as 'tiao' when purchasing ...

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Party time: assessment

Assess your ability to fulfil a shopping list for a class party, with a view to budgeting. Buy enough lemonade, cupcakes and party hats for 32 people at the cheapest price, given minimum requirements. Calculate the cheapest unit price for the three items and the quantity of each required, considering the special discounts ...

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Interior of a pastry shop, 1984

This is a black-and-white photograph of the interior of a pastry shop, the 'Mezzapica' Italian pastry store in the Sydney suburb of Leichhardt. A female storekeeper is behind the counter. Cakes, fruit pies and tarts marked with price tags are displayed for sale.

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'Gold buyer, the market price discussed, Eagle Hawk', 1852

This is a hand-coloured lithographic print showing two men discussing the market price of gold on the Eaglehawk gold field in Victoria. The well-dressed man on the right, shown weighing the gold with a set of hand scales, is the buyer and the angry-looking digger on the left is the seller. The print was created by Samuel ...

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Opal Fever, 2004: Opal expertise

This clip shows the processes of cutting and polishing raw opals. It opens with Mark Jackson presenting a rough opal to his father, Stuart, an opal cutter and licensed valuer. Stuart examines and values the opal at $500 in its raw state. He explains that cutting and polishing it will either diminish or increase its value, ...

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Prices and the People, 1948: Costs and profits - how price grows

This black-and-white clip consists mostly of a series of cartoons and a handwritten table that illustrate how the profit margin added on by manufacturers, then by wholesalers and finally by retailers inflates the cost of goods. The narrator says that price controls would protect people from this 'daylight robbery' and suggests ...

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Numbers 20-100

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets that uses the Italian ordinal numbers 20 to 100 in a variety of contexts, such as expressing weights and distances (in kilograms and kilometres), ages, phone numbers and street addresses, and playing cultural games such as tombola. It provides drills for ...

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Stationery items

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets for the Italian curriculum that introduces how to name, describe and share common classroom stationery items, and how to say how much they cost in euros. It focuses on simple descriptive texts (for example, 'La penna è rossa'), and on the questions 'Mi ...