The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Amazon has entered the grocery delivery business with a new service called Amazon Pantry. A pantry is a small room in a house for food, plates and cutlery. Amazon will provide a next-day delivery service for groceries. This will be competition for supermarkets. Amazon customers can choose from more than 4,000 goods, from food to health and beauty products. A new service called Amazon Fresh will sell fresh fruit and vegetables from next year.



Shoppers may not rush to use the new grocery delivery service. It costs $4.50 for the first 20kg. Customers must be members of Amazon's express service Amazon Prime. This costs $120 a year. Amazon said Pantry would be very convenient. It will, "take the heavy lifting out of [refilling] the basics and store cupboard essentials that people need every day." It added it is always looking for ways to save customers time and money.

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Sources
  • http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/science-technology/amazon-launches-next-day-grocery-6827450
  • http://www.thenewsindependent.com/amazon-poses-threats-to-top-uk-supermarkets/6279/
  • http://nysepost.com/amazon-launches-grocery-delivery-service-pantry-42053


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

entered the grocery

a.

supermarkets

2.

a new service called

b.

room in a house

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A pantry is a small

c.

Amazon Pantry

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food, plates

d.

fruit

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provide a next-

e.

delivery business

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competition for

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to health and beauty

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from food

g.

and cutlery

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sell fresh

h.

day delivery service



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Shoppers may

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lifting

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Customers must

b.

need every day

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This costs

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not rush

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Pantry would

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$120 a year

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heavy

e.

and money

6.

refilling the

f.

be very convenient

7.

essentials that people

g.

basics

8.

save customers time

h.

be members

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Amazon (1) ___________________ grocery delivery business with a new service called Amazon Pantry. A pantry (2) ___________________ in a house for food, plates and cutlery. Amazon will provide (3) ___________________ delivery service for groceries. This will (4) ___________________ supermarkets. Amazon customers can choose from more than 4,000 goods, (5) ___________________ health and beauty products. A new service called Amazon Fresh (6) ___________________ fruit and vegetables from next year.

Shoppers (7) ___________________ use the new grocery delivery service. It costs $4.50 (8) ___________________ 20kg. Customers must (9) ___________________ Amazon's express service Amazon Prime. This costs $120 a year. Amazon said Pantry (10) ___________________ convenient. It will, "take the heavy lifting out of [refilling] (11) ___________________ store cupboard essentials that people need every day." It added it is always looking for (12) ___________________ customers time and money.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Amazonhasenteredthegrocerydeliverybusinesswithanewservicecall
edAmazonPantry.Apantryisasmallroominahouseforfood,platesandc
utlery.Amazonwillprovideanext-daydeliveryserviceforgroceries.T
hiswillbecompetitionforsupermarkets.Amazoncustomerscanchoose
frommorethan4,000goods,fromfoodtohealthandbeautyproducts.A
newservicecalledAmazonFreshwillsellfreshfruitandvegetablesfromn
extyear.Shoppersmaynotrushtousethenewgrocerydeliveryservice.I
tcosts$4.50forthefirst20kg.CustomersmustbemembersofAmazon's
expressserviceAmazonPrime.Thiscosts$120ayear.AmazonsaidPant
rywouldbeveryconvenient.Itwill,"taketheheavyliftingoutof[refilling]
thebasicsandstorecupboardessentialsthatpeopleneedeveryday."Ita
ddeditisalwayslookingforwaystosavecustomerstimeandmoney.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about groceries for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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