貝蒂: Here, take one of these trolleys. What do you want exactly?
瓊: I`m looking for things to stuff dumplings and spring rolls with; I also need some soy sauce and vinegar. Oh, and some lichens or honeydew melon.
貝蒂: The fruit and vegetables are over there.
瓊: Capsicums, eggplants, coconuts, pineapples? They do have everything! Look at the price for these bean sprouts-65 pence a pound. Now, that is expensive.
貝蒂: You`d probably get them cheaper in Sohu. But that`s a long way to go just to buy vegetables.
瓊: Where do I pay?
貝蒂: Just put what you want in the trolley. We pay at the checkout. What else do you need?
瓊: Over there.
S: Excuse me, can you tell me where the breakfast cereals are?
C: They’re in aisle 2A, down that way.
S: Are the snack foods in that area, too?
C: Yes, they’ re in… let me think… Aisle 3B, if I remember right.
S: Okay, I’ll go take a look. Thank you so much for your help.
C: Don’t mention it. (to be continued)
A：What do we need to get from the supermarket?
B：We need lots of things. I’ll make a list. We need a bag of sugar, a loaf of bread and a crate of beer.
A：A crate of beer? Why do we need that?
B：Just joking. I would like to get a few bottles of beer though. We also need a liter of cooking oil.
A：we can buy a three-liter bottle. It works out cheaper per liter. We should buy a packet of butter and a few pints of milk too.
B：I’d like to get a jar of strawberry jam and a bottle of tomato ketchup. Do we need any meat?
A：I think we should get half a kilo of minced beef and a few pork chops.
B：Ok. Let’s not forget fruit and vegetables. We need a bunch of bananas, a kilo of tomatoes and a bag of potatoes.
A：We should also get a tube of toothpaste and a bar of soap. Let’s get a tub of ice cream too. We can treat ourselves.
B：Ok. We should get a few tins of tuna. Anything else?
A：I’d like a few cans of coke. We also need a dozen eggs and half a dozen sausages.
B：let’s get a chunk of cheese too. Is that everything.
A：I think so. I’ve got the shopping list, so let’s go.
Louise: Hey, Julia … Look at those desserts! How about baking some cookies today?嘿，茱莉亞。。?？茨沁叺奶鹌?今天烤一些餅干怎么樣?
Julia: Hmm … Yeah, that’s a great idea! While we’re here, let’s pick up the ingredients.嗯。。。好的，好主意。既然到這兒了，我們就買些材料吧、
Julia: OK, what do we need?好的，我們需要什么?
Louise: The recipe calls for flour, sugar and butter. Oh, and we also need eggs and chocolate chips.食譜上說需要面粉， 糖和黃油。哦，我們還要買雞蛋和巧克力豆。
Julia: Why don’t you get the dairy ingredients? You’ll find those in the refrigerated section in the back of the store. I’ll get the dry ingredients — they’re in aisle 10.要不你去買乳制品?在超市的后面冰柜區你能找到的。我去干貨材料區，10通道那里。
Louise: Great! Let’s meet at the checkout.太好了。我們在收銀臺見。
Julia: OK. See you there.好的，收銀臺見。
Language Notes 注釋
? How about is a casual way to suggest doing an activity. Notice that “how about” is followed by an “-ing” verb.
? Hmm … Notice that Julia pauses for a moment. “Hmm” is an expression used to think about something first before speaking.
? That’s a great idea! Notice the emphasis on “great.” Julia has thought about it and then decided that she really does want to bake cookies.
? The recipe calls for is a way of saying “the recipe says we need.” The phrase “call for” can also be used to talk about the weather forecast. (They’re calling for rain.)
? … flour, sugar and butter. Notice that this is a list, so there are short pauses between each item. Notice also that each ingredient is stressed because this information is important.
? Why don’t you …This expression is used to ask someone to do something. It can also be used to give advice — but in this case two friends are deciding on who does which task.
? Aisle Notice the silent “s” in aisle. An aisle is an orderly lane in a supermarket, with shelved products on both sides. Each aisle has a number, so that it is easy to find what you need.
5.購物英語:超市購物 Shopping at the supermarket