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English text describing going to the supermarket with a shopping list. Martha goes through the produce, meat and dairy sections of the store, selecting items on her list, and she checks to be sure she has everything she needs for a party. Useful English text for beginners with a step-by-step description of a visit to the supermarket. Answer the questions after the text to check your comprehension.

Going to the Supermarket

Martha is at the grocery store, getting ready for a house party. She has a list of what she needs with her as she goes along. The first section she comes has produce. Martha sees apples, bananas, cherries, grapes, and strawberries. She checks her list:

- 6 apples
- 1 bag of cherries
- 1 bag of grapes
- 2 cartons of strawberries

Martha gets her items and looks the bananas. They are on sale for much cheaper than they are normally. She picks 3 bananas. Next are vegetables. She sees potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and salad in bags. She checks her list:

- 5 pounds of potatoes
- 6 carrots
- 4 tomatoes
- 2 onions
- 4 mushrooms

As she is putting her items into her cart, Martha checks the many bags of salad and chooses 2 of them. She pushes her cart ahead. The next section is meat and dairy. She sees meat, fish, cheese, eggs, and milk. She checks her list:

- 2 fish (salmon)
- 1 block of cheese (cheddar)
- 1 dozen eggs
- 2 gallons of milk

She looks at the meat that is on sale and chooses a 5-pound roll of hamburger. She gets the rest of the items in that section. She still needs rice, bread, salt, sugar, and flour. She gets:

- 2 bags of rice
- 4 loaves of bread
- a 2-pound bag of sugar
- a 2-pound bag of flour

Martha then realizes that she has forgotten something. She runs back and gets 1 container of salt and then rushes to the checkout. She puts her groceries into her car and leaves.

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Question 1:
What item did Martha pick up on sale in the fruits and vegetables section?
a Two bags of salad
b Six apples
c Three bananas
d Four mushrooms
Question 2:
Which item did Martha buy 5 pounds of in the meat and dairy section?
a Five pounds of fish
b Five pounds of meat
c Five pounds of cheese
d Five pounds of milk
Question 3:
How much bread did Martha get while she was shopping at the grocery store?
a Two loaves of bread
b Four loaves of bread
c Three loaves of bread
d One loaf of bread
Question 4:
What item did Martha have to go back for at the end of her shopping trip?
a a bag of cherries
b one dozen eggs
c one container of salt
d a block of cheese
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