The Reading / Listening - Level 2

The online giant Amazon has entered the grocery delivery business in the UK. It has a new service called Amazon Pantry. A pantry is a small room in a house where people put food, plates and cutlery. Amazon will provide customers with a next-day delivery service of groceries. This will mean a lot of competition for the UK's supermarkets. Amazon Pantry customers can select from more than 4,000 goods, from food and drinks to health and beauty products. A new service called Amazon Fresh will sell fresh fruit and vegetables. It is in the planning stage and will be available later.



Shoppers may not rush to use Amazon's new grocery delivery service. There is a charge of $4.50 for the first 20kg. Also, customers must already be members of Amazon's express delivery service Amazon Prime, which costs $120 a year. An Amazon Pantry spokeswoman said people would like the convenience of the service. She said it would, "take the heavy lifting out of [refilling] the basics and store cupboard essentials that people need every day." She added: "We are always looking to innovate on behalf of our customers and find ways to save them 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


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

the grocery delivery

a.

day delivery service

2.

A pantry is a small

b.

UK's supermarkets

3.

food, plates

c.

planning stage

4.

a next-

d.

business

5.

a lot of competition for the

e.

products

6.

health and beauty

f.

later

7.

It is in the

g.

room in a house

8.

be available

h.

and cutlery



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Shoppers may

a.

cupboard

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There is a charge

b.

of the service

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people would like the convenience

c.

and money

4.

heavy

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of $4.50

5.

store

e.

behalf of our customers

6.

essentials that people

f.

not rush

7.

innovate on

g.

need every day

8.

save them time

h.

lifting

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The online giant Amazon (1) ___________________ grocery delivery business in the UK. It has a new service called Amazon Pantry. A (2) ___________________ small room in a house where people put food, plates and cutlery. Amazon will provide customers with a (3) ___________________ service of groceries. This will    (4) ___________________ competition for the UK's supermarkets. Amazon Pantry customers can select from more than 4,000 goods, from food and drinks to health and (5) ___________________. A new service called Amazon Fresh will sell fresh fruit and vegetables. It is in the planning stage and will (6) ___________________ later.

Shoppers may (7) ___________________ Amazon's new grocery delivery service. There is a charge of $4.50 (8) ___________________. Also, customers must already be members of Amazon's express delivery service Amazon Prime, which costs (9) ___________________. An Amazon Pantry spokeswoman said people would like the convenience of the service. She said it would, "take the heavy (10) ___________________ [refilling] the basics and store cupboard essentials that people need every day." She added: "We are always looking to innovate (11) ___________________ our customers and find (12) ___________________ them time and money."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheonlinegiantAmazonhasenteredthegrocerydeliverybusinessinthe
UK.IthasanewservicecalledAmazonPantry.Apantryisasmallroomina
housewherepeopleputfood,platesandcutlery.Amazonwillprovidecus
tomerswithanext-daydeliveryserviceofgroceries.Thiswillmeanaloto
fcompetitionfortheUK'ssupermarkets.AmazonPantrycustomerscan
selectfrommorethan4,000goods,fromfoodanddrinkstohealthandbe
autyproducts.AnewservicecalledAmazonFreshwillsellfreshfruitandv
egetables.Itisintheplanningstageandwillbeavailablelater.Shoppers
maynotrushtouseAmazon'snewgrocerydeliveryservice.Thereisacha
rgeof$4.50forthefirst20kg.Also,customersmustalreadybemembers
ofAmazon'sexpressdeliveryserviceAmazonPrime,whichcosts$120a
year.AnAmazonPantryspokeswomansaidpeoplewouldliketheconve
nienceoftheservice.Shesaiditwould,"taketheheavyliftingoutof[refilli
ng]thebasicsandstorecupboardessentialsthatpeopleneedeveryday.
"Sheadded:"Wearealwayslookingtoinnovateonbehalfofourcustome
rsandfindwaystosavethemtimeandmoney."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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