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Mom-and-Pop Shops

Discussion Starters


Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

Students read about and compare mom-and-pop shops and big box stores. They discuss the pros and cons of shopping at both types of retailers. They also discuss the role of Amazon.

  • far-fetched
  • chain store
  • comparison shop
  • match
  • mom-and-pop shop
  • stay afloat
  • identical
  • mass-produced
  • picky
  • economical
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion questions
  • class survey
  • listening practice
Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)