English used at a Grocery Store
Knowing English phrases used a a grocery store can make a shopping experience more enjoyable and efficient.
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
Find a partner and role play shopping at a grocery store. In your conversation talk about what you want to buy, the amount or size and the containers it is it.
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