A supermarket, a form of grocery store, is a self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise, organized into departments. It is larger in size and has a wider selection than a traditional grocery store, also selling items typically found in a convenience store, but is smaller and more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box store.
The supermarket typically comprises meat, fresh produce, dairy, and baked goods departments, along with shelf space reserved for canned and packaged goods as well as for various non-food items such as household cleaners, pharmacy products and pet supplies. Most supermarkets also sell a variety of other household products that are consumed regularly, such as alcohol (where permitted), medicine, and clothes, and some stores sell a much wider range of non-food products.*
Talk about it:
1. How often do you go to the supermarket?
- every day
- twice a week
- once a week
- once a month
2. What are the supermarkets like in your home town?
- similar to those in the picture
- almost the same
- somewhat different
- very different
- We don’t have supermarkets in my town.
3. What are other places to buy food?
- grocery stores
- convenience stores
- open markets
- food stands
- other places
4. How much do you typically spend at the supermarket each time?
5. Would you like to own a supermarket? Why or why not?
*Text and picture from Wikipedia.org