At the Grocery Store

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Published: 7.16.2021
Level 2   |   Time: 2:42
Accent: American
Source: Countable / Uncountable Nouns

    

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  1. Before you watch the video, look at the picture below and answer these questions:
    • Where is Eileen?



  2. Which of these foods do you think she will buy?
    Bananas
    Butter
    Bread
    Cheese
    Eggs
    Juice
    Milk
    Noodles
    Pasta sauce
    Potatoes
    Tofu
    Tuna
    Turkey


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  1. Which of these foods did she buy?
    Bananas
    Butter
    Bread
    Cheese
    Eggs
    Green beans
    Juice
    Milk
    Noodles
    Pasta sauce
    Potatoes
    Tofu
    Tuna
    Turkey

  2. What does Eileen want to eat for breakfast?
    Apples
    Bacon
    Bananas
    Cereal
    Eggs
    Juice
    Toast

  3. What kind of juice does Eileen choose?
    Apple juice
    Grape juice
    Orange juice
    Pineapple juice

  4. What four ways of cooking eggs does Eileen mention?
    Hard-boiled
    Soft-boiled
    Fried
    Over-easy
    Poached
    Scrambled

  5. What will Eileen have for lunch?
    A hamburger
    Pasta
    Sushi
    A sandwich
    Tacos

  6. What kind of sandwich will she have?
    A chicken sandwich
    A clubhouse sandwich
    An egg salad sandwich
    A peanutbutter and jam sandwich (pb&j)
    A turkey sandwich

  7. What types of cheese does she mention?
    Brie cheese
    Cheddar cheese
    Colby Jack cheese
    Feta cheese
    Gouda cheese
    Mozzarella cheese
    Provolone cheese

  8. What type of cheese does she choose?
    Brie cheese
    Cheddar cheese
    Colby Jack cheese
    Feta cheese
    Gouda cheese
    Mozzarella cheese
    Provolone cheese

  9. What will she have for dinner?
    A hamburger
    Pasta
    Sushi
    A sandwich
    Tacos

  10. What will she have with dinner?
    Bread
    Broccoli
    Corn on the cob
    Green beans
    Rice
    A salad



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Directions: Practice reading and repeating what she says.



All right guys, today we're going to learn how to go grocery shopping and the English terms for a bunch of different foods that we can use to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So our first meal of the day is breakfast. First, we're going to get some bread so that we can make some toast.

Now we're going to get some orange juice to drink with our breakfast.

Now we have eggs that we can eat with our toast and our orange juice. You can cook your eggs hard-boiled, soft-boiled, over-easy, fried, anyway you want.

Okay, lastly for our breakfast, we're going to have some bananas so we make sure we have a nutritious breakfast full of lots of fruit, proteins, and bread.

So our second meal of the day is lunch. We are going to have a sandwich with the bread we already got, and now we're going to go get some meat and cheese.

So there's many options you can do for meat and cheese, but my favorite is turkey. So we have our turkey.

Also for cheese, we can choose between cheddar, Colby-jack, or provolone or mozzarella. But I'm going to choose provolone.

Also with lunch, I like to have some vegetables so I got a salad to make with my sandwich to make sure I get all the vegetables for my day.

So for our last meal of the day, we're going to have pasta for dinner.

And with our pasta, we need some sauce as well.

So with our pasta, we're going to have some green beans. So I'm going to get some green beans for us to cook.

All right guys, that's how you go grocery shopping. I hope you learned a bunch of English terms. And now we can make our breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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  • Conversation 1
  • Customer:
    Excuse me. Can you help me?
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  • Clerk: Sure.
    What can I do for you?
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  • Customer:
    I am looking for fresh bread.
    |
  • Clerk:
    Fresh bread is in the bakery department. It is at the back of the store. Follow me. I 'll show you.
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  • Customer:
    Oh. Thank you.
    |
  • Clerk:
    Here it is.
    |
  • Customer:
    Thank you so much for your help.
    |


    Conversation 2
  • Customer:
    Excuse me. Can I ask you a question?
    |
  • Clerk:
    Sure. How can I help you?
    |
  • Customer:
    I am looking for Asian rice. Do you have a foreign foods section.
    |
  • Clerk:
    Yes. There is a foreign foods section in aisle 3. But we also carry many types of rice in the rice section. Aisle 7.
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  • Customer:
    Aisle 3 or aisle 7? Thanks for your help.
    |
  • Clerk:
    Yes, that’s right. My pleasure.
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    Conversation 3
  • Cashier:
    Next please.
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  • Cashier:
    Would you like a paper or plastic?
    |
  • Customer:
    I brought my own bag, thank you.
    |
  • Cashier:
    Okay. That will be $38.25 please. Cash or card?
    |
  • Customer:
    Do you accept visa?
    |
  • Cashier:
    Of course. Do you have a points card or air miles.
    |
  • Customer:
    Yes. I collect air miles. Here you are.
    |
  • Cashier:
    Do you need any help out with your bags?
    |
  • Customer:
    No. I am fine. Thanks.
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  • Cashier:
    Have a nice day.
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triangle Grammar Preview


Choose how to write/say each type of food.


  • I'm looking for . (pork)
  • I'm looking for pork . (ribs)
  • Where is your (rice)
  • Do you carry Greek ? (yogurt)
  • I would like to buy some . (fruit)
  • I would like to buy some . (apples)
  • I would like to buy some (vegetables)
  • I would like to buy some (brocolli)



triangle Grammar (countable vs. uncountable)


  • IDEA 1 | Some nouns seem easy to count. They are usually countable.
    (You can use a/an. You can use -s. You can use the. )


    I'd like a watermelon, please. singular
    I'd like twelve apples, please. plural
    Do you have any lemons? plural
    We need six chairs. plural



  • IDEA 2 | Some nouns seem difficult to count (particles). They are usually uncountable.
    (You can't use a/an. You can use -s. You can use the. )


    I'd like some rice please. uncountable
    Do you have any sugar? uncountable
    There is some sand on the floor. uncountable



  • IDEA 3 | Some nouns seem impossible to count (liquids, gasees). They are usually uncountable.
    (You can't use a/an. You can use -s. You can use the. )


    I'd like some juice. uncountable
    Do you have any milk? uncountable
    There is a lot of smoke here. uncountable



  • IDEA 4 | Some nouns seem easy to count, but they are uncountable. Sorry.
    (You can't use a/an. You can use -s. You can use the. )


    I'd like some fruit, please. uncountable
    Do you have any broccoli? uncountable
    This bread looks delicious. uncountable
    English vocabulary can be confusing. uncountable



  • IDEA 5 | However, categories tend to be uncoutable. Individual members tend to be countable.


    Do you have any fruit? category - uncountable
    Do you have any apples, oranges or bananas? member - countable
    I'd like to buy some furniture. category - uncountable
    I'd like to buy some chairs, tables and sofas. member - countable
    Where can I buy some jewelry? category - uncountable
    Where can I buy some rings, necklaces or bracelets? member - countable



  • IDEA 6 | You can use counting words to make uncountable nouns countable.


    I'd like a bottle of water.
    I'd like three cartons of milk.
    I'd like two loaves of bread.
    Do you want a cup of coffee?
    There are a few grains of rice on the floor.



triangle Grammar Check


  1. I often have some ____ for breakfast.
    juice
    juices
    milk
    milks
    bread
    breads
    fruit
    fruits
    cereal
    cereals
    bacon
    bacons

  2. This morning, I had a(n) _____ for breakfast.
    apple
    orange
    milk
    cereal
    rice
    pork
    water

  3. I would like two _____ please.
    rice
    rices
    bags of rice
    bags of rices

  4. I would like _____ please.
    apple
    an apple
    an apples
    two apple
    two apples
    a few apple
    a few apples

  5. I bought _____ yesterday.
    bread
    a bread
    breads

  6. What kind of _______ do you like?
    meat
    oil
    juice
    vegetable
    fruit
    jam

  7. I'd like a ____ of bread please.
    loaf
    loaves

  8. I'd like two ____ of bread please.
    loaf
    loaves

  9. How many ____ of cake do you want?
    bags
    pieces
    parts
    loaves

  10. How ____ turkey do you want?
    much
    many

  11. How ____ grams of turkey do you want?
    much
    many

  12. Where is the ____?
    cheese
    vegetables
    seafood
    fish

  13. Where are the ____?
    eggs
    vegetables
    seafood
    fish


triangle Grammar Sentences


Directions: Make sentences using the words provided.


Sentence 1

☛   I / would / like / 6 / water / please

I would like six bottle of water please.






triangle Roleplay


Directions: With a partner, take turns politely asking for help in a grocery store




For example:

A: Excuse me. I am looking for frozen shrimp. Do you know where I could find it?

B: Yes. Of course. It is in aisle 6. The frozen seafood section. It is next to the smoked salmon.

A: Thanks for you help.



Other ways to ask:

  • Can you help me find ....?
  • Where is the .... section?

Things to ask for:

  • toilet paper
  • lettuce
  • yogurt
  • steak
  • a frozen blueberry pie
  • a fresh blueberry pie
  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • lettuce
  • whiskey
  • kimchi



triangle Discussion


  1. Where do you usually buy your food (groceries)? Why?
  2. How often do you usaully go grocery shopping?
  3. How do you usually pay - cash, card, phone app? Why?
  4. What types of American food do you think are difficult to find in your country?
  5. What types of food from your country are hard to find in an American supermarket?
  6. Do you prefer small grocery stores or big supermarkets? Why?
  7. Do you have any special ways to choose good fruit?
  8. Where is the best place to buy fruit - a supermarket, a fruit stand, a market, online?
  9. What is your favorite type of fruit? What fruit do you hate?
  10. What is your favorite type of vegetable? What vegetables do you hate?