English Culture Videos

"Supermarket Shopping"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

According to Randall's first main point, shoppers should ______ in order to save money.

Number one: buy in bulk . . . in quantity. Let's say you only need two or three of an item, but if you buy, maybe ten, you might be it at a cheaper price, and you can set aside the other things for another day.

Shoppers can find store coupons ______.

Number two: Check your local newspaper or the Internet for coupons that might give you discounts on certain items.

Randall probably drinks ______.

And number three, buy generic. You don't need the latest brand of macaroni or soup. Just a basic brand might do the job at a much cheaper price.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Where do you do most of your grocery shopping? Why? What do you do personally to cut down on your food expenses? Also, more and more Web sites are offering discount coupons on food and other goods, but what are the conditions for their use? Compare two of these Web site services and analyze how these coupons are similar and different. 

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. I'm standing outside a local supermarket, and, you know, everyone needs food, but there are probably three things we can do to make it a better and cheaper experience.

Number one: buy in bulk . . . in quantity. Let's say you only need two or three of an item, but if you buy, maybe ten, you might be it at a cheaper price, and you can set aside the other things for another day.

Number two: Check your local newspaper or the Internet for coupons that might give you discounts on certain items.

And number three, buy generic. You don't need the latest brand of macaroni or soup. Just a basic brand might do the job at a much cheaper price.