English Conversation – Supermarkets
This is the preparation material for an English Conversation lesson about supermarkets and grocery shopping. You can watch a video showing a man talking about shopping at supermarkets and what shoppers can do to save money. Discover some typical supermarket-related vocabulary and learn how to answer conversation questions about this useful subject.
- According to Randall, what should shoppers do to save money?
- Where did Randall mention as a place where shoppers can find coupons?
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- 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
- Do you like supermarkets?
- How often do you do your grocery shopping?
- Which are better – big supermarkets or small grocery stores?
- What are the worst things about your local supermarket?
- What are the best things about your local supermarket?
- Do you write a shopping list before you go to the supermarket?
- Do you ever buy organic groceries?
- What types of food can you find in the frozen foods section?
- What types of food can you find in the canned goods section?
- What do you think of the staff in your local supermarket?
- Can you always find the things you need in a supermarket?
- What improvements would make your local supermarket better?
- Would you like to work in a supermarket?
- What’s your favourite supermarket and why?
- Do you think there should be rules for children in supermarkets?
- What do you think supermarkets will be like in 50 years’ time?
- How much grocery shopping do you do every week?
- Do you try to buy healthy food?
- What are typical things you buy at the supermarket?
- Do you ever use discount coupons?
- How could supermarkets be improved?
- Do you think supermarkets will disappear in the future and we’ll have Internet delivery of the things we need?
- If you had 2 minutes to fill your supermarket trolley for free, what would you fill it with?
- Do you think supermarkets should stop selling junk food?
- What do you think about the confectionary items placed near the cash register to tempt children who are waiting with their mothers?
- What tips can you think of to make sure you are getting the best buy at supermarkets (e.g. testing the products, using coupons, comparing prices at different stores etc.)
- Can you name five different sections that can be found in a supermarket? (e.g. dairy products)