| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Learn Real English – SHOPPING

Hello. Do you need help with your listening
skills in English? I think you may do. Today, I’m going to teach you how to improve your
listening skills. But it’s going to be fun because you’re going to do it when you go
shopping. Who likes shopping? Good. Okay. Shopping. Wow, I’m so excited. So you’re going to go shopping. You’re going
to improve your listening skills, and — three in one today. It’s on sale — you’re going
to learn how to understand all those native speakers. So crazy.
Don’t understand. So if you go shopping or you actually buy
something, you have to go to a cashier. Or if you’re going shopping for food, you’re
going to go to the checkout. Now, in my city of Toronto, our lovely government has put a
five-cent tax on a simple plastic bag. So if I want a bag, I now have to pay five cents.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Ronnie. Five cents?” And I say, “Yes. Five cents.
One nickel. There’s a beaver on it. I’m not going to give the government five cents. It’s
my five cents. I will put things in my pocket and carry it in my shirt before I give someone
five cents.” Yes. Yes. I am that cheap. So when you go shopping, especially at a grocery
store in Toronto, they’re going to ask you this question. They’re going to say, “Doya
wanna bag?” “What? Yes. Yes. Sure. I don’t know. Okay.” “Jim bag?” “Jim bag? I’m not
Jim. What? Hang on. What?” You have no idea what this person said to you, and they’re
standing there like — what’s happening? So I know, probably, automatically, you would say,
“Yes.” Five cents right out of your pocket — gone. Maybe you need five bags. That, ladies
and gentlemen, is 25 cents. You get more of those, that’s one dollar. That’s a lot of
money for Ronnie. So what they really are saying to you — but they speak so quickly,
and they are native speakers — is “Do you want a bag”? Or, “Do you need a bag?” But,
of course, they don’t say, “Do you need a bag? Do you want a bag?” They’re going to say
this, “Doya wanna bag?” “Doya wanna bag?” “Doya wanna bag?” Your turn. “Doya wanna bag?” You say, “No.
I brought my own bag, thank you.” Or they might use the verb “need”. It’s the same idea,
except instead of saying “wanna”, they’re going to say “needa”. So they’re going to
say, “Doya needa bag?” “Doya needa bag?” “Do you need a bag?” No. They say, “Doya
needa bag?” You try. “Doya needa bag?” So first step is done. Now, at this point,
if I were you, I would just want to get out of the store with my beautiful cupcakes and
eat them. But no. They’re going to ask you more questions that you don’t know the answer
to and hope that you can just buy things on the Internet. They’re going to ask you — because
they’re very nosy — “Do you have airmiles?” “Do you have an Optimum card?” “Do you have a
points cards?” “Do you have a Sobeys card?” “Do you have a Target card?” “Do you
have a Sears card?” “What? What? What?” So, “do you” — that you can either say “doya”,
or really, really fast, “juya”. So it’s going to sound like this, “juya”. So they might say
to you, “Juya have airmiles?” “Juya hav. Juya hav.” So we actually take out the H.
You say, “jav”. “Jav airmiles?” Airmiles is a points card
— it has an airplane on it — that if you buy enough products at one store or various
stores, you can, by some stroke of imagination and luck — fly on an airplane for free. I
don’t have enough points to do this because I always forget my stupid card. And they
say, “Jav airmiles”? And I say, “Yes. ” So they’re waiting for me to — I’m like, “I don’t
have it here. I do have one, though.” So pretty frustrating for me. An “Optimum card” — there’s a really big,
huge, supermarket that’s actually a drugstore in Ontario called “Shoppers Drug Mart”. It has
everything. I understand in most countries a drugstore only has drugs. Our Shoppers Drug
Mart has everything: cosmetics, food, snacks, cleaning supplies, toilet paper — everything
you want right there, except for drugs. There are no drugs there. They have something called
an “Optimum card”. So an optimum card or a points card or a store card — for example, if
you go shopping at the very wonderful store of Target — and I am being sarcastic — they’re
going to say, “Java Target card?” It kind of sounds like this now, “java”. “Java airmiles?”
“Java Optimum card?” “Java points card?” “Java Target card?” Most of the time, you’re going
to say “no”. But if you’re lucky enough to have one of these cards, you can earn free
points and yay and fantastic. You’re going to have to fill out a form and write out your
name and — it’s troublesome. It’s troublesome, but you might be able to get points. So safest
bet, “Doya wanna bag?” “No.” “Juya have airmiles?” “No.” “Java points cards?” “No. No, no, no.”
So first two questions, no and no. Yes. We’re almost done shopping. I’m really hungry.
I just want to eat what I bought. The next thing they’re going to ask you is,
“Crediter debit?” Excuse me? “Crediter debit?” “Did you just? Huh? No?” “Credit or debit?”
Or they’re going to say, “Are you going to use credit or debit?” “Are you going to use
credit or debit?” “Here. Take my money. Leave me alone. I just want to eat these cupcakes.”
“Credit or debit?” In English, we never bother to say “or”. What we do is we take out this
“or”, and we say “crediter debit?” This is a general rule when we put two words together,
we never ever ever say the “or”. We always stick ER or -er on the last or the first word.
As an example, if maybe it’s Friday and you’d like some fish — no, sorry. “Fish? What?” Maybe
you’re on an airplane, and the stewardess comes with the cart and says, “Chickener beef?”
“Chickener? Chickener?” “Chicken or beef. Chickener beef?” You go, “Chicken?” So when we
say this in English, we never say the “or”. We always say “er”. So they’re going to say,
“Credit or debit?” This means are you going to use a credit card — like a Visa, a MasterCard,
or American Express — or are you going to use debit? Now, a debit is a bank card. So
maybe you have a bank account — I hope so. If you do, send me some money — and you have a
debit card. So they’re going to say, “Credit or debit?” Or, they might use a longer sentence,
and they might say, “Are you going to use credit or debit?” But they say “areya gonna”,
“areya gonna use”,”areya gonna use credit or debit?” Your chance. Try. “Areya gonna
use” — “Areya gonna use credit or debit?” So then, you go, “No. Just debit card. Card.”
Done. The other thing — the easier thing, if you want to — is you just wave some cash
or some money in front of their face. They don’t even have to ask you. You go,”… cupcakes.”
The easiest thing is to use cash. I personally don’t ever have cash. I always use a debit
card. It’s a little bit more difficult. But I’m lucky I understand
these native speakers. Now, the last bothersome question they will
ask you is, “Do you want — or do you need a — or they might say ‘the’ — receipt.”
Now, first of all, the way we say this word is really crazy. It looks like ree-see-pee-tee.
Would you like your ree-see-pee-tee?” But we actually say the word like this, “re-seat”.
So they’re going to say to you, “Do you need you want a receipt? Did you need the receipt?”
For this one, I guarantee you the best thing to say for this is, “Oh, yes. Yes, please.” So
“no, no, debt, yes, please.” Smile. Cupcakes. Eat. Happiness. Glory. They’re not going to say, “Do you want the
receipt” or, “Do you need the receipt?” They’re going to go back to this one. “Doya” or “java”.
No. They wouldn’t say “java”. They would say “doya”. Okay? So “do you want” — like this
one, you would say, “doya wanna”, “Doya wanna receipt?” “Doya needa receipt?” So it’s just
like the very first question, “doya wanna” or “doya needa”. If they say “the”, they’re going to say, “doya
wanda”, “doya wanda receipt”. It depends on if it’s “a receipt” or “the receipt”.
It’s all articles. “Doya wanna receipt?” “Doya needa receipt?” “Doya wanda receipt?”
“Doya needa receipt?” So this one is going to sound like “needa”,
“Do you needa receipt?” Did you like shopping? I hate it. But it is
necessary. My hobby is going to supermarkets. So I actually like grocery shopping. But sometimes,
it’s very annoying and inconvenient when I just want to get out of the supermarket and
eat my cupcakes or whatever I bought. And the cashier asks me these crazy questions.
“No, no, debit, yes, thank you. Bye.” Please say “thank you” at the end of all the transactions.
It makes the person working have a better day. And if you don’t understand what someone
has asked you, try not to get angry — advice. Just ask them to repeat it. But “yes,
yes, no, no, no, yes” works well. Goodbye. Happy shopping.


Svitlana Kindrat

Jan 1, 2018, 7:19 pm Reply


Phyo Htet Pwint

Feb 2, 2018, 9:47 am Reply

Thank you 🙂

Jandira Rabaca

Feb 2, 2018, 5:28 pm Reply

I L-O-V-E this teacher. Ronnie is the best.

Marina Caetano

Feb 2, 2018, 4:29 pm Reply

"a really big huge beautiful supermaket".. Ronnie teaching adjective order without even realise that… <3

Jinwook Kim

Feb 2, 2018, 8:34 am Reply

7:35 I wonder how she did that 🙂

Karin Lucchese

Feb 2, 2018, 11:51 am Reply

Ronnie, are u complaining about five cents? You don't know about tax system in Brazil hahah

kids video and toys

Feb 2, 2018, 5:14 pm Reply

I'm from Toronto too thank you so much, you are the best teacher ever

lucas oliveira silva

Feb 2, 2018, 5:56 pm Reply

best teacher ever… hugs from brazil.


Feb 2, 2018, 2:29 am Reply

She is a excellent teacher

Alvaro Diaz dager

Feb 2, 2018, 8:43 pm Reply

Hahaha good one ?, seriously ?do i have to give you some money?

Erick Ricci

Mar 3, 2018, 3:13 pm Reply

omg so hard , I'm I little confused now hahahhaa

Erick Ricci

Mar 3, 2018, 3:15 pm Reply

how are ya teacher ? So here in Brazil we don't pay for a plastic bag …

Guinnie Lam

Mar 3, 2018, 1:08 pm Reply

You are so so funny!!!hahah

dereje adugnaw

Mar 3, 2018, 8:38 am Reply

OMG i like u txs

Candy M

Mar 3, 2018, 1:22 am Reply

you are funny


Mar 3, 2018, 10:41 am Reply

very good explanation mam thanks. I love Canada

Renata Fukimura

Mar 3, 2018, 12:44 am Reply

You are fantstic ! So smart and funny !

Learn English With Mr Samer

Apr 4, 2018, 10:59 am Reply


Marina Limantseva

Apr 4, 2018, 4:12 pm Reply

Ronni, you are awsome! I dont imagine my way from home to work and back without your lessons! You are great actress,great teacher and it will be great to meet you in live.

Kobkoon P

Apr 4, 2018, 2:08 pm Reply

Dear ronnie:May i send you plastic bags instead of money?/jimmy

Patralalita Nyayopadheyahayu

Apr 4, 2018, 2:07 am Reply

yeshhh ~~~♤♡

Ermelindo Wenceslau Queiroz

Apr 4, 2018, 1:44 pm Reply

Great lesson, as usual, tanx.

Ra Ja

Apr 4, 2018, 8:46 pm Reply

I wanna leave Algeria and go to Canada I use to have trouble speaking English but now I'm doing well I think you're cool teacher clear and nice carry on ronnie

Christine C

Apr 4, 2018, 3:33 pm Reply

"I think you may do." ???


May 5, 2018, 10:41 am Reply

I suffer understanding these short fast sentences, so I want a listening practice video focusing on shortened pronunciation, plz consider creating it, thanks

Alain Dermany

May 5, 2018, 5:50 pm Reply

Good thanks

canab omar

Jun 6, 2018, 2:54 pm Reply

how old are u

Clo Esp

Jun 6, 2018, 10:49 pm Reply

I can't give her money to buy plastic bags, but I can give her a sack si she can put her groceries in there.

Juliana de Paiva Ferreira

Jul 7, 2018, 11:53 pm Reply

you're so fun to watch!

Ben Lin

Jul 7, 2018, 2:07 pm Reply

lovely government–very funny…

br. anthy

Jul 7, 2018, 10:15 pm Reply

I like the video, keep going .?

Sahba Naama

Aug 8, 2018, 3:46 pm Reply

The price of a nylon bag should be 50 cents to reduce pollution???

Sahba Naama

Aug 8, 2018, 3:48 pm Reply

Thankyou so much

Mariflor A

Aug 8, 2018, 4:18 am Reply

Thanks so much Ronnie!!! ???

zaki fattah

Aug 8, 2018, 3:11 am Reply

A big thanks from morocco Ronnie we love u

elena gheorghe

Aug 8, 2018, 5:09 pm Reply

You are great teacher.Thanks for the lesson.

Raju ghosh Bahrain

Aug 8, 2018, 4:49 pm Reply

You are my real teacher ma'am really appreciate you

autumn flower

Sep 9, 2018, 9:42 pm Reply

u re funny! i luuuv that bout Ya

Catherine Madinda

Sep 9, 2018, 3:22 am Reply

Hi ronnie can you please make a lesson about singular and plural please

Fattah Rezanezhad

Sep 9, 2018, 8:44 am Reply

Thanks, Ronnie.

Issa Madrid

Sep 9, 2018, 6:04 am Reply

Thank you amazing teacher

Luis Angel

Oct 10, 2018, 6:06 am Reply


Aroosa Shah

Oct 10, 2018, 8:50 am Reply

Thank you for lesson and make me laugh too?

Aroosa Shah

Oct 10, 2018, 9:00 am Reply

Can u please explain airmiles, point card,an optimum card

basil shaker

Oct 10, 2018, 10:11 pm Reply

I love Thies teacher im from Holland really goed

Afaq Muhammad

Oct 10, 2018, 7:48 pm Reply

Really helpfull …thanks for video

Alain Freres

Oct 10, 2018, 10:17 am Reply

– I understand why I don't understand movie/song in US English
– Four years later, there is the same tax here(in belgium). It seems that Ireland was the first country in europe to apply a plastic bag tax(2002). Engvid is interesting for this too: Knowing something about Canad(a/ian) – I don't speak english, I try

abbas alraad

Oct 10, 2018, 11:02 pm Reply

Thank you my best teacher


Oct 10, 2018, 5:46 am Reply

Great chanel to improve english, really interesting and efective.

yasser Okasha

Oct 10, 2018, 10:52 am Reply

One of my hobbies .

Su mmer

Nov 11, 2018, 4:53 pm Reply

It's funny to watch you. I really like it. ?

Shahma Bibi

Nov 11, 2018, 6:12 am Reply

wow ronie you are such a great teacher. i learned a lot from you. thanks so much

Shahma Bibi

Nov 11, 2018, 6:14 am Reply

the way you teach it's just perfect
we can easily understand you.

blue sky

Nov 11, 2018, 1:54 pm Reply

Love you ??????

Thomas Enock Gogomoka

Nov 11, 2018, 4:22 pm Reply

Wow! You're my favorite English teacher.

UNUS Khanday

Nov 11, 2018, 1:18 pm Reply

U r really a true mentor
I salute ur efforts

fabiano da costa fernandes

Nov 11, 2018, 6:48 pm Reply

O realy like those your english classes

tota asadi

Dec 12, 2018, 4:52 am Reply

You are an amazing teacher

Jan Khan

Dec 12, 2018, 1:46 pm Reply

you are Beautiful teacher

Jass Dimaampao

Dec 12, 2018, 7:44 pm Reply


Nasima Khatun

Dec 12, 2018, 3:38 pm Reply

Spelling mistake Do you wanna bag???

des g

Dec 12, 2018, 10:31 am Reply

Where is my money. ?. You spent it a few minutes ago….shit. ?. This is a credit card… !! You will get your pockets empty by using a credit card ?

Tomasz Kowalski

Dec 12, 2018, 4:35 pm Reply

Ronnie thank you so much for this video. I've never heard it from any English teacher.

Илья Быковский

Jan 1, 2019, 6:49 am Reply

Credit or debit? What’s the main difference?

هلا بك

Feb 2, 2019, 3:24 pm Reply

مافهمت كلمة تبا

comptable auxiliaire

Feb 2, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

Hi Ronnie,
Where are you from?
Are you Canadian?
I love you from France.


Feb 2, 2019, 4:06 pm Reply

Ronnie , tax in Ontario 13 cents

Maebel Tekle

Feb 2, 2019, 3:12 am Reply

You are my best online teacher ?‍?

Ioana Gheorghiu

Mar 3, 2019, 4:31 pm Reply

You are awesome!

Фатима Fatima

Mar 3, 2019, 7:53 pm Reply

Hmmmm?? It is easier and better and kind to speak on classic English with foreigners…..

حسن حسين

Mar 3, 2019, 1:40 pm Reply

Ronie is a great teacher

jungyeon lim

Mar 3, 2019, 1:07 am Reply

Easy to understand and so fun to learn! XD

Marco Macario

Mar 3, 2019, 2:12 am Reply

Thank you teacher


Mar 3, 2019, 3:24 pm Reply


mary tb

Mar 3, 2019, 1:04 pm Reply

U are the best teacher that i seen on my life

Андрей Колесников

Mar 3, 2019, 5:41 pm Reply


Marcelio Araujo Bezerra

Apr 4, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

Hello!! Awesome great! Thanks! Bye!


Apr 4, 2019, 8:25 pm Reply

Where do they learned to speak? In the prison?

Raju ghosh Bahrain

Apr 4, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

Excellent my teacher

Марина Маковей

Apr 4, 2019, 10:27 am Reply

You’ve just remineded me my first times at Americans and British shops)) they also like to confuse people telling them some compliments (eg. yours sunglasses are beautiful or something like that) and asking how is your day so far and so on)))

Bonequinha Br

May 5, 2019, 7:42 am Reply

Why I understand all that you said and I can't understand that some speakers says?

Tahir Tantary

May 5, 2019, 10:45 am Reply


Kimia Shadkami

May 5, 2019, 5:31 pm Reply

Thank you so much Ronnie! You make us laugh and learn at the same time! You make English sound easy and useful! Thank you so much for the value you provide for us


May 5, 2019, 2:12 am Reply

I love this woman:)

yasser ag

May 5, 2019, 2:47 am Reply

I love you teacher

Prapaporn Sodathip

Jul 7, 2019, 3:52 am Reply

You are the rock

ravi karki

Jul 7, 2019, 3:54 am Reply

will you shop next week? or will you go shopping next week? which one is correct…


Jul 7, 2019, 9:04 pm Reply

I don't know if exists a better teacher than this one!! Haha, lovely!!!

mohomoud amache

Jul 7, 2019, 5:57 pm Reply


Pozz Thuremix

Jul 7, 2019, 12:40 pm Reply

She is a excellent a teacher I like learnings with teacher

Entrenador Deportivo Europeo

Jul 7, 2019, 4:49 am Reply

Thank you. You are excellente. Since that í see , í like you explication. Grettings.

AL Nasseh

Aug 8, 2019, 2:47 pm Reply

I will send 5 c for one a bag. ?

مهر بانو

Aug 8, 2019, 4:32 pm Reply

I lik it

Jb The Brother Music

Aug 8, 2019, 4:57 am Reply

I love you ?

Tiago Dias

Aug 8, 2019, 6:46 pm Reply

Great !!!! More videos please

Elek Remek

Aug 8, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

I love your unique style! Being an English teacher myself I always look for sources and models I can learn from a lot. You look like becoming one of them…:)

Navi Goraya

Aug 8, 2019, 11:35 am Reply

Wow…u r very smart and intelligent??

Vintage Maxx

Aug 8, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

No I'm not gonna give my money to you ???

bikash sapkota

Sep 9, 2019, 1:59 pm Reply

I think whin i watch your video the im very impressed and creative aswill…..so plz keep on then we can lern more .

Alessandro Corrêa

Sep 9, 2019, 12:56 pm Reply

Excellent class. Tkanks

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