Shopping, next to visiting museums and monuments, seems to be one of the primary attractions of France.
Indeed, the French are well-known for their sense of style and fashion so naturally most travellers who visit France are excited about going shopping in the world's most popular tourist destination.
To be able to fully enjoy the experience, nothing beats interactions with the locals: an opportunity to better grasp local cultural differences whilst getting some fashion tips.
Here is the challenge of the week.
Do your shopping in a French shop and use as little English as possible.
*Useful expressions to use during your challenge*
Je cherche... I am looking for...
J'aurais besoin de quelques conseils ...I would need some advice.
Auriez-vous une taille... ? Would you have a size....?
Où sont les cabines d'essayage?...Where are the change rooms?
C'est trop court/long/serré ... It is too short/long/ tight
Je le/la prends! I take it!
Don't hesitate to take a few minutes to learn or revise your colours!
*What you get from this challenge*
- New French pieces in your wardrobe.
- A safe training environment ( you can still switch to English if it becomes too difficult) before your next attempt in a French speaking country
- The pleasure of discovering the French assets of your own city
-The opportunity to broaden your French vocabulary and boost your confidence
If you are in Melbourne, here are a few good addresses
- Le panier
- Blue Illusion
- Gris Metal
If you are in a different city, don't hesitate to research on Google to
find the best French shops close to you.
Cosmopoli'French is an exciting new concept language school based in Melbourne.