Online Tutor For English


Go back to Beginner Level Conversations


Shopping at the Supermarket

A Conversation





Rose: I don't know where the meat department is.

Manager: Walk down this aisle all the way, you'll see the sign for the "Meat Department".

Rose: Thank you.

Rose walks down the aisle. She goes inside the meat department to order lean ground beef. She meets the butcher.

Butcher: How can I help you, Mme?

Rose: I need fat-free ground beef.

Butcher: There are quite a few packages of fat-free ground beef out on the shelves.

Rose: Are there? I didn't see any ground beef out there.

Butcher: Okay. I'll show you where they are displayed. Come with me, please.

Rose: Okay. Thank you.

The butcher takes Rose to the meat section where lean ground beef packages are displayed. Rose takes two packages of lean ground beef. One package contains six lean burger paddies. The other package contains one pound of lean ground beef. Rose goes to the cashier and pays the cashier 9.00 dollars in cash.


supermarket: compound noun. a large food store

meat department: the section in a supermarket where the meat is cut, grounded or packaged

butcher: the person who cuts, grounds and packages the meat

Mme: abbreviation of Madame. Mme is used in the United States for Madame. A polite and formal way of calling a woman whose name we don't know

Walk down: phrase verb. go into a direction in front or behind you

all the way: adverb. until you reach an end point

order: verb. to ask for a merchandise to be made to your specific needs

lean: less fat or none-fat (in this conversation)

ground beef: beef that is minced using a grinding device

fat-free: containing no fat; none-fat

quite: large enough quantity

a few: large in number, considerable amount in number. A few is used for countable objects.

package: a wrapped product

place: verb (in this conversation). to put out; to display

display: to put out products on shelves or window outlets for customers to see and purchase

I'll: I will. The same concept as in you'll explained above. The pronunciation of 'I'll' sounds like 'Il'../pronunciaton-dictionary/pronunciation-ch-f-v-l-r-w-wh.php">video lesson for the pronunciation of letter 'L'.

take someone to: to escort a person to a place

meat packages are displayed: This sentence is in the passive voice. It means the area where the meat packages are put out for customers to take.

contain: verb. to have; to include

burger: noun. a beef in a round shape usually placed between a round bread; a round beef American sandwich

paddies: plural noun of paddy. Round shaped food

pound: almost half a kilogram; 453 grams. Pound as a weight measurement unit for solid objects

cashier: A worker who operates the cash machine in stores, takes money or credit cards from customers; issues bills, and returns cash

in cash: Payment made for a product or service by using hard cash but not other ways of payment, such as credit card or check.







© 2014 Copy Rights Reserved at Online Tutor For English

Add Link Online Resources

Beginner Level Conversations

Intermediate Conversations

Advanced Conversations

Daily English Conversations

Business English Conversations

Daily Conversations Vocabulary

Conversation Vocabulary

Business English Vocabulary

How to use new vocabulary correctly

Idioms List

How to improve spoken English

How to improve vocabulary

How to Write a Good Sentence

An Example of Four-Paragraph Essay

A Three-Paragraph Essay

How to Write a Good Paragraph

How to Write a Business Letter

Illustrations of a Well- Written Paragraph

Steps to Write a Three-Paragraph Essay

How to Write a Good Main Topic Sentence

How to Write Good Supporting Sentences

Recommendations for Writing a Good Paragraph

Writing Resources

Articles, a-an, the

Adjectives and Adverbs

Appositives in Complete Sentence

Complete Sentence

Complex Sentence



Parts of Speech

Passive Voice


Parallel Structure


Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Continuous Tense


Irregular Verbs

Advertise with us


Online Writing Tutorials 25 USD!

English Tutors Directory

English Tutor Plans

Spoken English Tutor, FAQ

English Writing Tutor, FAQ

Spoken English, Writing Program Online


English Grammar

English Conversation Lessons

English Writing Lessons

Business English

TOEFL Preparation

SAT English

Author Articles


We answer English Language Questions