Lesson Plan: At the Grocery Store


Unless you eat out in restaurants every day of the week, you will find yourself at a grocery store at some
time to load up on goodies. As most people know, large supermarkets sell more than just food. They can
sell everything from aspirin to zippers. There are several commonly used vocabulary terms used in a grocery store to talk about
food, food containers and sections in a grocery store. Look at these examples.


cans– of tuna, peaches                   packages– of sausage, gravy mix
bottles– of milk, soda                      box– of cereal, cake mix
jars– of jelly, olives                          cartons– of milk, eggs
bags– of chips, cookies                   tubes– of toothpaste
tubs– of butter


pound– of hamburger, potatoes            bunch– of grapes, bananas
head– of lettuce, cabbage                      gallon– (quart/pint/liter) of milk
loaf of– bread

Sections in a Grocery Store

check out line
produce- vegetables, fruit
bakery- bread, pastry, rolls,
canned goods- beans, tomato sauce, tuna fish
dairy- milk, cheese, yogurt
meat/fish/poultry- steaks, salmon, chicken
frozen foods- ice cream, pizza, TV dinners
health and beauty aides- shampoo, toothpaste, lip stick
dry goods- toilet paper, paper napkins, laundry soap


Other Links for at a Grocery Store
XX Listening Exercise: Grocery Shopping
XX Video: Grocery Shopping in English

To find conversation activities for at a grocery store and
dialogues about grocery shopping take a look at: 

Conversation Made Easy


Talk, Talk, Talk


English conversation activities on using English at a grocery stores and sections of a grocery store- yadayadaenglish.com.com