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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:  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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i love shoes.. but I usually go for the sporty and comfy one.. 

05:20 PM Jan 18 2015 |



Girls love it !!!!!

06:32 PM Jan 15 2015 |

Mohammed H. Al-sadi


Shopping for shoes !! Not alot  .. 

But the girls love shoes alot  ” like my sister, Cupboard boot for her “

and i have same opinion with Jason “one pair of shoes is enough”.

 ”adidas” .. Wink 

03:00 PM Oct 19 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like that pair in the picture in the middle!!!!if i’d see that in the shop i would buy that!!!!!!!

08:36 PM Jul 08 2012 |

coach potato


oh,seems like i have a same opinion with Jason.i also have one pair of brown shoes and i wear them at different occasions,playing,running,climbing,also join in a ball…

so stupid!!!

07:45 PM Jul 08 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie


Oh, look what we have here. A topic about shoes! 

Who doesn’t like shopping for shoes! I like shopping for everything I need. And as I’m kinda short Embarassed, most of my shoes are of high heelsLaughing. I always seek for something hot and practical at the same time. 

I select my shoes depending on some factors like the colour and the style,  would they fit the occasion they are for or not, and also according to the whole costume they would be worn with.

06:18 PM Jul 08 2012 |




I love wearing high heels; even though they hurt my feet :)

06:13 PM Jul 01 2012 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

 So interesting…I love all kind of shoes

07:14 AM Jun 27 2012 |

Nicte ha

Nicte ha


I love shoes Laughing

06:17 PM Jun 26 2012 |

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it’s quite true … womens have only shoes in her head !!! 

04:33 PM Jun 26 2012 |




as women, high heel it’s make confident but not comfortable. Wedges is looking good and comfortable although wedges is not as good as high heel.

08:09 AM Jun 26 2012 |

maher ho

maher ho

Syrian Arab Republic

I prefer sporting shoes its beter than any another kind.

10:22 PM Jun 25 2012 |

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09:59 PM Jun 25 2012 |

noo smile

noo smile


ooooooh i like a shoes in midle :P it’s woow i will get a one for my girl :P :P 

01:41 PM Jun 25 2012 |

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i think that wearing high heels has effects on the ankle, knee, lumbar regione,

08:28 PM Jun 24 2012 |

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I prefer comfortable shoes and a wide range of shoes at home for choosing.

But I don´t like shopping for shoes, it´s exhausting.

03:45 PM Jun 24 2012 |

Whisper of Hearts


Really interesting Cool

10:41 AM Jun 24 2012 |



yes i like shopping for shoes..Smile

05:36 AM Jun 24 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I prefer to put a comfortable and casual shoes, but at the work time I must put the industrial shoes and there aren’t so comfortable. I don’t know what can I do. when I put them It feels like I’m in a cage :(. My mind would have been blocked when I don’t feel relax.

05:18 PM Jun 23 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

our feet are our second heart so the first thing we must consider before getting any shoes is the fact that they must be comfortable and preserve their healh

01:22 PM Jun 23 2012 |

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