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Learn about Modal Verbs

Date: Jun 22 2012

Themes: Fashion

Grammar: Modal Verbs

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Shoes are pretty much a wardrobe essential. But while one pair of comfortable, practical shoes is just fine for some, others feel the need to fill their closets with shoes of every style, color, height and purpose. From sandals to boots, there are so many different types of shoes to buy. Unfortunately, you can’t have them all. But Ella is at least going to try. Hear her talk with Jason about one of her favorite things in the world, shoes.

鞋子是衣橱里的必备品。对某些人而言,一双舒适、实用的鞋子便已足够,但某些人却觉得需要各种款式、颜色、高度和用途的鞋子填满衣橱。从凉鞋到靴子,我们可以购买的类型有很多。令人遗憾的是,你无法拥有全部。但是艾拉还是想尽量购买。听听她和詹森谈论她在这个世界上最爱的东西之一 – 鞋子。

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Jason

Jason

Ella

Ella

Jason:  I think it’s about time for me to get some new shoes.

Ella:  Do you need help? I am a shoe expert. I have over a hundred pairs of shoes. My favorite pair of shoes are definitely high heels. I have like 50 different pairs of high heels.

Jason:  Wow. I have like one pair, so yeah, I could use some help. I get shoes like once every two years.

Ella:  What? You need them for different occasions, you know? Casual, beachy, raining. I don’t understand why…one…you can’t wear one to the ball and then go to a game. I don’t understand.

Jason:  Well, I don’t really go to the ball. But yeah, just, you know, brown seems to do the trick for just about everything.

Ella:  Are you trying to be comfortable or stay more in a budget?

Jason:  Definitely comfortable. Something trendy would be cool.

Ella:  Fashion? Fashionable?

Jason:  Also practical, though.

Ella:  OK.

Jason:  Gotta be practical, and no sandals.

Ella:  Hmm. We’ll make it work. We’ll make it work.

 

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Jason needs a new pair of shoes. Ella says she will help him go shopping. She has over 100 pairs of shoes, so she is a shoe expert.

Jason can’t believe Ella has so many shoes. He thinks one pair of shoes is enough. But Ella says you need different types of shoes for different occasions.

Ella asks Jason what kind of shoes he is looking for. He wants brown, trendy shoes that aren’t sandals. He wants shoes he can wear anywhere, and he wants them to be practical. Ella thinks she can find him something he’ll like.

Do you like shopping for shoes? What kind of shoes do you like? Describe your favorite pair of shoes.

 

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Vina Novalina

Indonesia

We need shoes to complete our appearance, there are many kind of shoes for different occasions, for me i prefer using sneakers or flat shoes when i am in travelling, it is comfy but i need high heels  when i am at work or party and most of them i prefer sandals, its comfy and pratical for using all day long.

01:21 PM Jun 23 2012 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

SHOES IN MY LIFE ARE VERY IMPORTANTWink

08:28 AM Jun 23 2012 |

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ice cold

ice cold

India

I choose only three shoes sports ,formal and adventure…I hate keeping an inventory of shoes it looks very ugly…I often buy shoes when old one is not fit for use..but these days shoes last really long and often gets bored wearing same


05:58 AM Jun 23 2012 |

andreia silva

Brazil

I can t wear a high heel shoes, cause i dont feel confortable.

02:28 AM Jun 23 2012 |

BeNice&Cool

Canada

Casual and comfortable. I dont usualy wear a formal shoe. Totally, I have five pair of shoe for different events and places. I don’t like buying very exapensive shoes at all. A normal and good looking kind of shoe is fine for me.

02:14 AM Jun 23 2012 |

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jinyan69

jinyan69

China

of course ,most women like collect shoes ,one reason is which  need diffrent types of shoes for diffrent occasions ,second is making their feeling better just like flower which can be joyful,the third is which can know well the women personality by their shoes ,anyway, beauty is always chased by mankind both man and woman.

01:41 AM Jun 23 2012 |

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Rana 74

Rana 74

Bangladesh

Yes i like shopping of shoes. But I Like flat shoe for easy movement. Flat shoe is my favorite .

12:51 AM Jun 23 2012 |

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ana.p94231

ana.p94231

India

Shoes are the weakest part of mine when we go for shopping. I like all types of shoes, sandals, flats, heels, formal and informal. I am very choosy… particular.. selective…can’t decide soon… I spend whole day to buy a pair of shoes… sometimes more than one day… Now my hubby does not come with me for shoes shopping…Smile but, I don’t care I won’t buy till I get what I want…this is how I am…:)       

12:51 AM Jun 23 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

I bet that  you  ladies won´t be able to beat former Philippine First Lady  Imelda Marcos , the media claimed that her collection of shoes  had reached the staggering number of 2700 pairs or even more.  Undecided 

08:56 PM Jun 22 2012 |

ErinDong

ErinDong

United States

i think shopping for shoes is boring, but picking out what shoes you want is fun! i love to wear sport shoes and sandals. i sorta have a shoe obsession. my favorite pair is half tennis and half sandals and its a cute hello kitty one!  

06:43 PM Jun 22 2012 |

sanaa2000

sanaa2000

Egypt

I agree with Jason.One pair of shoes are enough.We can use our money in many things else,like helping poor people.I like the stylish ones,but I cant wear sandals all the time,cuz im wearing hijab.We must be stylish &have agood looking,but at the same time we must take into account allah even in our clothes.

03:45 PM Jun 22 2012 |

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Englishty

Englishty

Egypt

For me most of my shoes are so simple and practical and comfortable. Even though i have never worn shoes with high heels, i’d like to give it a try and see how i look especially these shoes are so fashionable now and they come with a lot of colors.

12:04 PM Jun 22 2012 |

tjftina

tjftina

China

in fact i don’t have many shoes. most of my shoes are comfortable, practical. i only have a pair of high heels. ‘cause the high heels are uncomfortable. i like wedge shoes.

11:56 AM Jun 22 2012 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

For me I Have lots types of shoes I like to wear in my life , I’m very care of choose my shoes specially If I have an special occasion , It’s better to know to feel comfortable  you should select your shoes  carefully ,doesn’t matter How much costs your shoes .


The main thing when your appearance attractive , as the same time you should know there are many negative effects If you decided to wear some an specific shoes , I don’t like when the woman wear a hig heels It’s very ugly when you see the woman try to makes herself taller more than the natural tall .

11:37 AM Jun 22 2012 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I like shopping for shoes a lot (like most of girls), even more than I like buying new clothes.


And speking about my favorite shooes I guess I like all shoes that I possess because I purchase only things that I do like. I have between 5-10 pairs of shoes for each season. So, it’s about 30 pairs in all. That’s a stable amount as I have a rule that if I buy something new I need to get rid of something old. In a word, I try to keep balance and not to make my closet look like a shoe store :-).

11:33 AM Jun 22 2012 |

FUN777

FUN777

Egypt

Of course i like shopping for shoes, it’s so exciting i love all kinds of shoes with different colors too, unfortunately i can’t wear the high heels shoes because i’m tall enough.

10:37 AM Jun 22 2012 |

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samirah

samirah

Saudi Arabia

I like all type of shoes,especially high heels and flat slip-ons. wearing high heels after cease would be arduous ,but I accommdate myself apace with it.

10:08 AM Jun 22 2012 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Oh shopping for shoes is troublesome for me!!!


I dont buy many shoes but ’m ready to pay a lot for good shoes!


I used to wear comfort shoes then I cant wear many models!!!


My shoes should be rounded tip with 3-5 cm heels!Wedge heels are my favorite type!:)


Sneakers or Sport shoes are ok too but not for anywhere!


Also I really like beautiful shoes with high heels or sandals but I cant tolerate them more than few hours in special places like a party or …!:)


Anyway we say your feet are your second heart then take care of them!:)

09:23 AM Jun 22 2012 |

Aukse

Aukse

Lithuania

Yes, I like very much shopping for shoes. I have it about 30 pairs. My favourite shoes are classic style, which I can wear with formal clothes. Everyday I wear hight heels because it is elegant, make my legs longer and looks sexy.

09:07 AM Jun 22 2012 |

durra ahmed

Iraq

i like sport shoes cause they’ll be good in my work cause im ateacher and i always move around my pupils so i need sport shoes …but when i go to my relatives or aparty i choose my shoes carefully and with anice bag with it …. 

08:57 AM Jun 22 2012 |

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