Vocabulary exercises to help learn words to talk about shopping.

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Do you like going food shopping in your local supermarket? How often do you go shopping?


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sd.ss 25 March, 2013 - 16:40

yes today I'll go for shopping and buy some vegetables, fruits, spices etc everybody loves shopping specially girls. can any body what is the diffrence between buy and purchase?

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Jonathan - Coor... 15 April, 2013 - 09:53

Oops, sorry this reply is a bit late - they mean the same thing. But there's a difference in style. Buy is quite casual. Use it if you're talking to friends or speaking or writing in general. I'd say 'I bought a new T-shirt. Do you like it?' Purchase is more formal, so if I have to write a letter to a company to complain about something I bought there, I'd say 'I purchased a mobile phone from your shop last week but it does not work'. (It's important to write in a formal style in that situation.) Does that help?
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Natalija 20 March, 2013 - 14:17

I love shopping, I go shopping twice a week. I like cooking and preparing food and I like to buy food by myself, because no one knows what I like.

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MALINE 19 March, 2013 - 01:38

I preffer going to the market there you can find lots of things like beverages,food,clothes,salads,forniture and even pets!!!! You can find a different market on different places and days and you´ll always find different things. I like going on Thursdays ´cause I can eat "pastor tacos" (pork meat marinated in
chili) with pine apple,onion and coriander an I can drink a cold "horchata water" (water made of rice with melon seeds and condensated milk and a bit of cinnamon).

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Demy 11 March, 2013 - 16:16

Hi everybody)
I like to go in shopping. I think that is useful time spending. I enjoyed cooking so I go shopping very often) I prefer mostly fresh food, because it's in thousand time more tasty than unfresh.
It's great exercise!!!Thanks..

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