American English Conversation: Lesson 93

DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.

Topic: At the Supermarket

Dialogue 1

Sophie: Hey, Kim! What brings you to the supermarket today?
Kim: Hi, Sophie. Just grab a few things for dinner tonight. I’m thinking of making a stir-fry.
Sophie: Sounds good. Do you need any help finding anything?
Kim: Actually, could you point me in the direction of the fruit and vegetables aisle? I need some peppers and broccoli.
Sophie: Sure thing. It’s over there.
Kim: Thanks; I’ll meet you at the meat counter in five minutes.
Sophie: Okay, see you then!
(Kim walks over to the fruit and vegetable section and picks up some red peppers and broccoli)
Kim: Hmm…I wonder if I should get some flowers? My dining room table is looking a bit bare.
(Sophie joins her with some chicken breast and ground beef in her basket)
Sophie: Got everything you need?
Kim: Yeah, just trying to decide whether or not to buy these flowers.
Sophie: They look nice. Go for it!
Kim: Alright, sold. Did you manage to find everything on your list?
Sophie: Yes. Make sure we grab some fresh bread from the bakery on our way out; my husband loves that stuff.
Kim: Good idea. Let’s go!

Dialogue 2

Simon: Hey there! How’s your day going?
Sophie: Not too bad, thanks. She was running some errands.
Simon: Same here. It looks like we’re in the same section – fruits and vegetables.
Sophie: Yeah, I’m a fan of fresh produce. You can’t beat it.
Simon: Me too. Have you tried these new mandarins? They’re supposed to be sweet.
Sophie: No, I haven’t. Thanks for the tip! Oh, look at those avocados. Perfectly ripe.
Simon: Grabbing a couple of those. What else do you need on your list today?
Sophie: I was also going to get some chicken breast, but I don’t see any good options here.
Simon: Let me show you where they usually keep them. Come on, follow me.
Sophie: Oh wow, this is a hidden corner. How did you even know about this?
Simon: Secret tips from one of my friends who works at the store. And if you ever need fresh bread or flowers, they have them there too.
Sophie: Impressive. Thank goodness for insider secrets!
Simon: Always happy to share them with someone who appreciates quality shopping.
Sophie: Haha, thank you, Simon.

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