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Shopping at the Supermarket

Shopping at the Supermarket

Watch Yunjin from South Korea and Fernando from Spain as they go shopping at the supermarket. The players are trying to buy something but they don't know the word in English!  They need to ask for some help and describe what they want. Will they get what they want? Find out in this episode of The English Game.

After you have watched the video, click on the learn tab below, where there are some activities to complete. Finally, there's a quiz to check what you remember!Yunjin asking for some help at the supermarket.

Shopping at the supermarket

The following activities will help you, if you need to buy something that you don't know the word for in English. 

Activity 1: In this activity, read the statements and decide if they are true or false.
How much did you understand?
 

Activity 2: In this activity, watch the video again and put the word you hear in the correct place in each sentence.
Listen again and choose the correct word.
 

Activity 3: In this activity, see if you can match the supermarket items to their descriptions.
Can you match the item to its description?
 

Quiz

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Your turn

Both players got what they wanted, but who do you think won this episode; Fernando or Yunjin?

In the comments section below,  describe something you can buy in the supermarket and everybody else can guess what you are describing!

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hsn's picture
hsn
02/07/2022
TR
5119
points

The food Yunjin asked is a delicious Turkish meal. The vine leaf which are stuffed with rice then wrapped and finally cooked.

Contenders should have carried a smartphone or a dictionary-:)


hsn's picture
hsn
02/07/2022 18:10
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5119

The food Yunjin asked is a delicious Turkish meal. The vine leaf which are stuffed with rice then wrapped and finally cooked.

Contenders should have carried a smartphone or a dictionary-:)

Michaelsun
03/04/2022
CN
738
points

I think Fernando won this round. Because Yunjin got in trouble in the first.


Michaelsun
03/04/2022 05:14
China
Manchester United
738

I think Fernando won this round. Because Yunjin got in trouble in the first.

Bruno123
21/02/2022
PL
296
points

Very good.


Bruno123
21/02/2022 17:05
Poland
Manchester United
296

Very good.

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Gabriel Amaral
15/03/2021
BR
1512
points

I want to buy a liquid, very consumed by football fans in moments of celebrations or even disapointments with their teams. Can be drink cooled, but not with ice rocks.


Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
15/03/2021 14:10
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I want to buy a liquid, very consumed by football fans in moments of celebrations or even disapointments with their teams. Can be drink cooled, but not with ice rocks.

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eugenpetcu12
09/02/2021
RO
152
points

It s made from grapes and it eliminates loneliness


eugenpetcu12's picture
eugenpetcu12
09/02/2021 13:44
Romania
Chelsea
152

It s made from grapes and it eliminates loneliness

Gabriel5
19/11/2020
AR
163
points

Good job Fernando, but Yunjin speaks clarity!!


Gabriel5
19/11/2020 08:26
Argentina
Tottenham Hotspur
163

Good job Fernando, but Yunjin speaks clarity!!

Izabela
25/06/2020
BR
1505
points

Good!


Izabela
25/06/2020 01:36
Brazil
Newcastle United
1505

Good!

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/06/2020
TR
6473
points

Well , it's a kind of fruit and it's so big and round. It has a green layer and it's red from inside and has lots of black seeds inside


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/06/2020 23:16
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

Well , it's a kind of fruit and it's so big and round. It has a green layer and it's red from inside and has lots of black seeds inside

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/06/2020
TR
6473
points

I think Fernando won in this episode


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
07/06/2020 23:14
Turkey
Manchester United
6473

I think Fernando won in this episode

jjosebadillo's picture
jjosebadillo
24/11/2019
MX
434
points

What I like to buy in the market is ice cream and everyone knows what it is


jjosebadillo's picture
jjosebadillo
24/11/2019 19:25
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
434

What I like to buy in the market is ice cream and everyone knows what it is

englishman
27/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

yes


englishman
27/08/2019 12:36
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes

englishman
27/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

ok


englishman
27/08/2019 12:34
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

ok

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
14/04/2019
ZW
1742
points

It's something that powers and runs the mobile phone. We recharge it when the power gets low. Without it the phone is as good as dead.


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
14/04/2019 05:49
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

It's something that powers and runs the mobile phone. We recharge it when the power gets low. Without it the phone is as good as dead.

guillem9
03/07/2018
ES
19
points

very good video!!!!!!!


guillem9
03/07/2018 15:00
Spain
Liverpool
19

very good video!!!!!!!

Hasmik
17/05/2018
RU
1
points

Hi guys! Is there any way I can download the video?


Hasmik
17/05/2018 20:00
Russia
Crystal Palace
1

Hi guys! Is there any way I can download the video?

admin's picture
admin
18/05/2018
GB
560
points

Hi Hasmik

Drop me an email (premierskills@britishcouncil.org) and tell me what you need it for and I'll share it with you.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


admin's picture
admin
18/05/2018 08:51
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Hasmik

Drop me an email (premierskills@britishcouncil.org) and tell me what you need it for and I'll share it with you.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

bao1960's picture
bao1960
14/05/2018
VN
356
points

I THINK FERNANDO


bao1960's picture
bao1960
14/05/2018 07:55
Vietnam
Manchester United
356

I THINK FERNANDO

bao1960's picture
bao1960
14/05/2018
VN
356
points

very fantastic lesson


bao1960's picture
bao1960
14/05/2018 01:54
Vietnam
Manchester United
356

very fantastic lesson

bao1960's picture
bao1960
14/05/2018
VN
356
points

great


bao1960's picture
bao1960
14/05/2018 01:52
Vietnam
Manchester United
356

great

bao1960's picture
bao1960
14/05/2018
VN
356
points

thanks,lesson is so wonderful


bao1960's picture
bao1960
14/05/2018 01:48
Vietnam
Manchester United
356

thanks,lesson is so wonderful

Rich's picture
Rich
14/05/2018
ES
594
points

Thanks, Bao1960!!

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
14/05/2018 08:13
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks, Bao1960!!

Rich - The Premier SKills English Team

sabanoleg
06/10/2017
UA
2337
points

Very useful project.


sabanoleg
06/10/2017 07:45
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

Very useful project.

Dinma
10/06/2017
NG
7
points

Peanut butter


Dinma
10/06/2017 12:46
Nigeria
Liverpool
7

Peanut butter

Taku
15/05/2017
JP
66
points

Both did Good try.

it's quite difficult to describe the staff which we don't know exactly the word of it.

Nice work!!Thanks.

 


Taku
15/05/2017 15:45
Japan
Leicester City
66

Both did Good try.

it's quite difficult to describe the staff which we don't know exactly the word of it.

Nice work!!Thanks.

 

Neftali07
05/04/2017
MX
7
points

I think it's not simple because it takes a lot of vocabulary but I think it's fun


Neftali07
05/04/2017 17:46
Mexico
Chelsea
7

I think it's not simple because it takes a lot of vocabulary but I think it's fun

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I can buy an item in a tiny used for beverages to make it creamy


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:30
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I can buy an item in a tiny used for beverages to make it creamy

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I think Fernando won the episode


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 00:07
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I think Fernando won the episode

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
01/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Fernando won the episode.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
01/04/2016 08:26
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Fernando won the episode.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
29/02/2016
TR
1761
points

It's used to splint vegetables,made of metal,has lots of small holes.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
29/02/2016 00:05
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

It's used to splint vegetables,made of metal,has lots of small holes.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
08/02/2016
RW
2320
points

Fernando won the episode


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
08/02/2016 19:44
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Fernando won the episode

haydave
27/11/2015
AM
13
points

There is the mistake in the word "episode" in this sentence "Both players got what they wanted, but who do you think won this epidode; Fernando or Yunjin?" .


haydave
27/11/2015 20:18
Armenia
Liverpool
13

There is the mistake in the word "episode" in this sentence "Both players got what they wanted, but who do you think won this epidode; Fernando or Yunjin?" .

Rich's picture
Rich
27/11/2015
ES
594
points

Thanks haydave and welcome to Premier Skills English! I hope you enjoy our website :) Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
27/11/2015 20:34
Spain
Liverpool
594

Thanks haydave and welcome to Premier Skills English! I hope you enjoy our website :) Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

nikosonris
20/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I see that kitchen utensils are one of the most difficult to describe and guess) I remember once wandering in the supermarket looking for a device that is used to crush (and I literally forgot the key word here which I described to the shop assistant as an vegetable with a strong smell) by moving it through a grid of small holes. It took the shop assistant some time to guess what I needed)


nikosonris
20/11/2015 15:01
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I see that kitchen utensils are one of the most difficult to describe and guess) I remember once wandering in the supermarket looking for a device that is used to crush (and I literally forgot the key word here which I described to the shop assistant as an vegetable with a strong smell) by moving it through a grid of small holes. It took the shop assistant some time to guess what I needed)

Rema's picture
Rema
20/11/2015
RS
538
points

I suppose that you've looked for grater.


Rema's picture
Rema
20/11/2015 21:05
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I suppose that you've looked for grater.

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Good guess, Rema! But not quite right)


nikosonris
23/11/2015 09:38
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Good guess, Rema! But not quite right)

Rema's picture
Rema
23/11/2015
RS
538
points

Maybe you were looking for garlic press. I hope that I will have more luck this time :)


Rema's picture
Rema
23/11/2015 13:29
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Maybe you were looking for garlic press. I hope that I will have more luck this time :)

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Exactly! You are right!)


nikosonris
23/11/2015 15:33
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Exactly! You are right!)

Rema's picture
Rema
23/11/2015
RS
538
points

Your word was quite heavy for guessing, but you have put good explanations(vegetable with strong smell-garlic and crushing that vegetable with moving through grid of small holes). I think you have right, maybe this kitchen utensils are most difficult for explanation.


Rema's picture
Rema
23/11/2015 16:51
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Your word was quite heavy for guessing, but you have put good explanations(vegetable with strong smell-garlic and crushing that vegetable with moving through grid of small holes). I think you have right, maybe this kitchen utensils are most difficult for explanation.

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I like things that/which are difficult for explanation. I really enjoy describing them in simple words. In fact, I've got one more question to our English pundits - Jack and Rich: Are there any specific rules for using 'that' or 'which' in sentences like my first one in this comment? Thank you in advance!


nikosonris
24/11/2015 09:11
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I like things that/which are difficult for explanation. I really enjoy describing them in simple words. In fact, I've got one more question to our English pundits - Jack and Rich: Are there any specific rules for using 'that' or 'which' in sentences like my first one in this comment? Thank you in advance!

admin's picture
admin
24/11/2015
GB
560
points

Hi Nikosonris - That's a good question. The rules are quite difficult to explain so I'll only write a little here. The words that come after the words 'that' or 'which' are a relative clause - that is, they are related to another clause in the sentence. Here's the rule: If the relative clause defines the subject of the sentence, you should use 'that' (unless it's a person; who, or a place; where). If it doesn't define the clause, you can use 'which' or 'that'. If the clause is defining, it is essential to the meaning of the sentence. If the clause is not defining, it simply offers more information. Here are two examples: Old Trafford is the stadium that has the highest capacity in the Premier League. Old Trafford has a big shop, which is useful if you want to buy a souvenir. Please look at the Learn English (britishcouncil.org/learnenglish) Grammar section and search for Relative Clauses for more information. Which is correct in your comment "I like things that/which are difficult for explanation." ? Can you work it out? Thanks - Jack


admin's picture
admin
24/11/2015 09:51
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Nikosonris - That's a good question. The rules are quite difficult to explain so I'll only write a little here. The words that come after the words 'that' or 'which' are a relative clause - that is, they are related to another clause in the sentence. Here's the rule: If the relative clause defines the subject of the sentence, you should use 'that' (unless it's a person; who, or a place; where). If it doesn't define the clause, you can use 'which' or 'that'. If the clause is defining, it is essential to the meaning of the sentence. If the clause is not defining, it simply offers more information. Here are two examples: Old Trafford is the stadium that has the highest capacity in the Premier League. Old Trafford has a big shop, which is useful if you want to buy a souvenir. Please look at the Learn English (britishcouncil.org/learnenglish) Grammar section and search for Relative Clauses for more information. Which is correct in your comment "I like things that/which are difficult for explanation." ? Can you work it out? Thanks - Jack

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Thank you Jack for your explanation! Now it makes my life easier)) I would say 'I like things that are difficult for explanation'


nikosonris
24/11/2015 16:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Thank you Jack for your explanation! Now it makes my life easier)) I would say 'I like things that are difficult for explanation'

admin's picture
admin
24/11/2015
GB
560
points

You're welcome Nikosonris! Your English is very good - You and Rema are both impressive. As you asked, I will suggest a correction: 'I like things that are difficult to explain'. Thanks again for all your comments and support on the site.


admin's picture
admin
24/11/2015 20:57
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

You're welcome Nikosonris! Your English is very good - You and Rema are both impressive. As you asked, I will suggest a correction: 'I like things that are difficult to explain'. Thanks again for all your comments and support on the site.

nikosonris
27/11/2015
UA
2453
points

It is because your site brings in an excellent mix of useful English learning activities and passion about English football. I do appreciate your help! But it's way too much to improve to reach your level of English language skills))


nikosonris
27/11/2015 10:07
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

It is because your site brings in an excellent mix of useful English learning activities and passion about English football. I do appreciate your help! But it's way too much to improve to reach your level of English language skills))

Rema's picture
Rema
24/11/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks Jack for nice words.


Rema's picture
Rema
24/11/2015 23:29
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks Jack for nice words.

nikosonris
27/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Totally agree with Jack about you, Rema! Keep it up!)


nikosonris
27/11/2015 10:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Totally agree with Jack about you, Rema! Keep it up!)

Rema's picture
Rema
27/11/2015
RS
538
points

Thanks Nikosonris. I also agree with Jack about you ;)


Rema's picture
Rema
27/11/2015 11:20
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks Nikosonris. I also agree with Jack about you ;)

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I need something that I can use to keep my coffee hot after cooking


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015 15:31
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I need something that I can use to keep my coffee hot after cooking

Rema's picture
Rema
14/11/2015
RS
538
points

I think that you speak about thermos.


Rema's picture
Rema
14/11/2015 18:07
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I think that you speak about thermos.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
30/10/2015
ME
3557
points

Cullender - I wouldn't know if I had not seen the meaning. Maybe that one.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
30/10/2015 17:08
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Cullender - I wouldn't know if I had not seen the meaning. Maybe that one.

Ajmch14
30/09/2015
VE
22
points

:$


Ajmch14
30/09/2015 08:09
Venezuela
Chelsea
22

:$

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