|intermediate||supermarket shopping||man – woman||2:10|
Where do you or your family go grocery shopping on a regular basis? What are typical things you buy and how much does your family spend on groceries per week? (Ask your family if you don’t know.) Do you ever collect supermarket coupons to buy food at a discount?
“buy into” = believe an idea
“Unfortunately, a lot of young people buy into the idea that they have to wear expensive clothes to be popular.”
“eat your words” = admit that you are wrong
“My roommate said I couldn’t cook, but now he’ll have to eat his words because I made this complete dinner by myself.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: Ah, but he's sure friendly. And someone was giving him away at the supermarket, and I . . . I . . . I couldn't let that poor thing pass another day without a loving home.
Man: Ahhhh. Not yet. I've decided to change my eating habits.
. . . two fifty ($2.50) for a gallon of milk . . .
Woman: Okay. Let's see. Three eighty-four ($3.84) for a box of chocolate cookies and twelve fifty-six ($12.56) for a case of soft drinks. [Yeah!] Changing your eating habits, huh? Do you really think that cookies are some type of diet food?
Man: Oh, we . . . w . . . well. The steaks are for Herbert. Woman: Herbert. Who's Herbert? Man: Uh, he's the dog. [No!] You see, the previous owner said that he's kind of . . . he's somewhat picky about what he eats, [No!], and the steaks might help him adjust.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
Imagine you need to go shopping for food because you are hosting a party for 30 friends, some of whom are international students from around the world. You don’t have a lot of money, so cost is important to you. Thus, where would you do your shopping in your area and what kinds of food and drink would you buy for the party?
Many people have shopped online for different items including electronics, clothing, and books, but few have shopped online for food and groceries. Today, more and more companies offered food delivery on grocery items including meat and dairy (milk) products.
Use the Internet to learn more about one such company and then find this information: