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At the Supermarket

Everyday Dialogues
Dialogue Reading
Read the dialogue with your partner a few times. Take turns being each character. Practice
your intonation and pronunciation. Write down any new words or phrases.

Customer:

Excuse me. Where can I find the butter?

Clerk:

Its in the dairy section, at the back of the store. I can show you.

Customer:

Thats okay. I can find it myself now.

Clerk:

Is there anything else youre looking for today?

Customer:

Can you also tell me where to find the shampoo?

Clerk:

Sure. Its with the health and beauty supplies, in aisle four.

Customer:

Thanks a lot.

Clerk:

Youre welcome. Have a good day.

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Practice
Work with your partner. Role-play the dialogue, substituting the different expressions
below. Then reverse roles.

Where can I find the butter?


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potatoes?
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ground beef?
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muffins?
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sliced ham?
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frozen peas?

Its in the dairy section, at the back of the store.


Theyre in the produce section, against the far wall.
Its in the meat department, on the opposite wall.
Theyre in the bakery, at the front of the store.
Its in the deli, near the front entrance.
Theyre in the frozen food section, in the middle aisle.

I can show you.


Ill show you.
I can take you there.

Thats okay. I can find it myself now.


Thats alright. Ill find it.

Is there anything else youre looking for today?


Can I help you find anything else?
Do you need anything else?

Can you also tell me where to find the shampoo?


Where is the laundry detergent?
Where can I find toilet paper?

Its with the health and beauty supplies, in aisle four.


household cleaning products
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paper products

Youre welcome. Have a good day.


No problem. Enjoy your day.
Sure.

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Expand Your Vocabulary


Work with your partner. List several food items or other products for each section of the
grocery store.

Produce

Dairy

Meat

Fish

Poultry

Deli

Bakery

Frozen Foods

Canned Goods

Health & Beauty


Supplies

Household Cleaning
Products

Paper Products

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Dialogue Building
Complete the dialogue below with appropriate expressions.

Customer:!!

Excuse me. __________________________________________________________________.

Clerk:!

_____________________________________________________________________ section,

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Customer:!!

Thats ____________________________. I ________________________________________

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Clerk:
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Customer:!!

____________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________?

Clerk:!

____________________________________________________________________________,

____________________________________________________________________________.

Customer:!!

Thanks a lot.

Clerk: !

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________.

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Write Your Own Dialogue


Write a dialogue with a partner using phrases from page 2. Practice and present the
dialogue to your class.

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Everyday Dialogues

Answer Key

Lesson Description:

Vocabulary
Answers will vary.

A customer asks a clerk for help


in finding some items at the
supermarket. Students learn
vocabulary and expressions to
use at the supermarket.

Dialogue Building
These are suggestions. Your students may choose other words that fit.
Customer: Excuse me. Where can I find the butter?
Clerk: Its in the dairy section, at the back of the store. I can show you.
Customer: Thats okay. I can find it myself now.
Clerk: Is there anything else youre looking for today?
Customer: Can you also tell me where to find the shampoo?
Clerk: Sure. Its with health and beauty supplies, in aisle four.
Customer: Thanks a lot.
Clerk: Youre welcome. Have a good day.

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