March 10, 2016



When we run out of food, we go to a grocery store to get the things that we need. The word "grocery" is used to refer to the food and other items purchased at a store.

(Pronounced grosh-ree or gros-ree)

  • When a shopper arrives at a grocery store, the first thing he or she gets is a shopping cart.
grocery cart
  • The produce section is usually the first place a shopper visits when buying groceries.
  • A butcher works in the meat department. He cuts the meat and brings it out for the customers.
  • The shelves are full of canned food in a grocery store.
  • Some food is sold in glass jars or glass bottles. When they break, a grocery store clerk has to clean up the mess.
clean up
  • Many people fill up a shopping cart with enough food to last a full week.
cart full of food
  • The cashier scans the grocery items and takes your money at the checkout counter.
  • Customers carry bags full of groceries to their cars, or they walk home feeling happy about completing another trip to the grocery store.
grocery bag

Click here to read about shopping at a grocery store.

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