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Learning objects 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 a skirt or 'jian' for a jacket. Buy all the items on your list and pay at the checkout. Look for bargains and limit your spending to stay within a budget. This learning object is a combination of five objects in the same series.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply Chinese words and phrases associated with shopping such as consumer items, adjectives, measure words, quantities and directions.
  • Students add numbers and use currency to buy goods.
Educational value
  • Helps students to apply common phrases for shopping transactions, specify product preferences and quantities.
  • Provides opportunities to identify and use Chinese currency.
  • Demonstrates Chinese shopping customs in a department store setting.
  • Includes a range of items and quantities requiring the use of measure words.
  • Illustrates common consumer goods and associates common phrases with them.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Understanding culture
  • Languages other than english/Writing
  • Languages other than english/Instructions
  • Languages other than english/Interactions
  • Languages other than english/People
  • Languages other than english/Models
  • Languages other than english/Shop phrases
  • Languages other than english/Role playing
  • Languages other than english/Chinese
  • Languages other than english/Activities
  • Languages other than english/Conversation
  • Languages other than english/Cultural context
  • Languages other than english/Body language
  • Languages other than english/Characters
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Xiangyang Chen
  • Address: McKellar ACT 2617 Australia
  • Script writer
  • Name: Tracey Ann Jones
  • Organisation: insomnia communications
  • Address: Claremont WA 6010 Australia
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  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Li Kaining
  • Address: Braddon ACT 2612 Australia
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.