For ESL levels 1 and up
The grocery store is a large store. You can buy food at the grocery store. “Groceries” are food we buy in a store, not a restaurant. We buy groceries and prepare food at home. Sometimes, we call a grocery store a market or supermarket. We have many grocery stores:
- Earth Fare
- Food Lion
- The Fresh Market
- Harris Teeter
- Lowe’s Foods
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods
You can also buy food at Wal-Mart or Target. They have a grocery section.
Watch this video.
In the video, you can hear these words. Here are the definitions.
- produce – fresh fruits and vegetables
- beef – meat from a cow (Beef packages might have these words: ground beef, steak, brisket, loin, rib, flank, or round.)
- pork – meat from a pig (Pork packages might have these words: Boston butt, jowl, spareribs, loin, bacon, or ham.)
- chicken – meat from a chicken (Chicken packages might include these words: wing, breast, leg, or thigh.)
- dairy – eggs, milk, and foods made from milk (butter, yogurt, cheese)
- bakery – a store (or area of a grocery store) where you can buy cakes and bread
- cupcake – a small cake for one person
- pastry – a sweet, baked food
- bun – bread for a hamburger or a hot dog
Talk with your classmates.
- Tell 3 vegetables.
- Tell 3 fruits.
- Tell 3 kinds of bakery foods.
- Tell 3 kinds of meat.
- Tell 3 dairy foods.
- Where do you buy your food?
- Are American grocery stores big or small?
- Is food in the United States expensive or cheap?
- Is American food healthy?
- Do you like American food?