Vocabulary Lessons

"Supermarkets and Online Shopping"

Introduction

Going to the supermarket is a weekly, if not daily, experience for most of us, and now, online supermarkets are even growing in popularity in certain parts of the world. In fact, some Websites provide free coupons you can print and then take to the store. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  • aisle
  • baby products
  • bag
  • cash register
  • cashier
  • checkout line
  • clerk
  • coupons
  • dairy products
  • deli
  • frozen foods
  • groceries
  • household items
  • pet food
  • seafood
  • shopper
  • shopping cart
  • supermarket
  • bottle (of catsup)
  • carton (of milk)
  • container (of)
  • package
  • tube

Practice

Why don't you push a _______ so we don't have to carry everything around the store?

You'll find the cereal on ______ nine.

Please pick up a ______ of toothpaste while you're at the grocery store.

Follow-Up Activity

Online grocery shopping is becoming big business in certain places around the world. Basically, people can place an order for groceries online and have the items delivered to their home. Do such services exist in your city? If not, do you think such a business would have enough customers to make it profitable?