TESOL/Bargaining

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I'll throw in two sheep.

Key sentences

Seller Buyer
How much are you asking for (noun) ? It's yours for (price).
You can have it for (price).
Seller Buyer
That's a bit (adjective). How about (lower price) ?
Buyer Seller
That sounds (adjective). Done.
Sold.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

How much are you asking for (noun) ?
noun sentence
this book How much are you asking for this book ?
that CD How much are you asking for that CD ?
the metal cup How much are you asking for the metal cup ?
that one How much are you asking for that one ?
It's yours for (price).
price sentence
$20 It's yours for $20.
thirty dollars It's yours for thirty dollars.
twelve dollars It's yours for twelve dollars.
thirteen dollars. It's yours for thirteen dollars..
That's a bit (adjective).
adjective sentence
high That's a bit high.
expensive That's a bit expensive.
too much That's a bit too much.
pricey That's a bit pricey.
How about (lower price) ?
lower price sentence
$10 How about $10 ?
fifteen dollars How about fifteen dollars ?
five How about five ?
eight How about eight ?
That sounds (adjective).
adjective sentence
about right That sounds about right.
better That sounds better.
reasonable That sounds reasonable.
ok That sounds ok.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Buyer Seller
How much are you asking for (this book) ? It's yours for ($20).
Buyer Seller
That's a bit (high). How about ($10) ?
Buyer Seller
That sounds (about right). Done.

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Buyer Seller

How much are you asking for ... ?

It's yours for ... .

Buyer Seller
That's a bit .... How about ... ?
Buyer Seller
That sounds .... Done.

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Buyer Seller
You are selling. Try to get high prices. You are buying. Try to get low prices.

Further study


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Review[edit]

1 Put these words in the correct order.

CD? you for much How are asking this
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2 Put these words in the correct order.

bit That a expensive is
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3 Put these words in the correct order.

for $50 yours is It
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