Supermarket phrases - Intermediate
In the UK, people spend a lot of time in supermarkets. Here are some things that you often hear people say in supermarkets. Some phrases are used by customers and some by staff.
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- Where can I find the (Rich Tea Biscuits)?
- They're on aisle 7 (next to the cakes).
- Sorry, it's out of stock at the moment.
- I'm afraid it's been discontinued.
- How would you like to pay?
- Do you need any help packing?
- I can manage myself thank you.
- Do you want any cash back?
- Please enter your PIN number.
- Would you like a receipt?
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- We use phrase 1 when we can't find something. Just look for a member of staff and say this phrase to them.
- Phrase 2 is saying where something is. An 'aisle' is a coridor between shelves of products. They usually have numbers - often hanging from the ceiling above them.
- Phrase 3 means that the supermerket doesn't have your product today but they will have it another day - maybe tomorrow.
- Phrase 4 means that the supermarket has stopped selling the product that you want. Try looking in a different supermarket.
- When you are paying, the shop assistant asks you the question in phrase 5. You can pay 'in cash' or with a credit card.
- Phrase 6: Some supermarkets will put the things you bought into the carrier bag for you. They will ask you this question first.
- You can use phrase 7 if you don't want somebody to do something for you. It's a useful answer to the question in phrase 6.
- If you pay with a credit card, the shop assistant will ask you phrase 8. If you say 'yes ten pounds please' the assistant will give you ten