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Tuesday, 19 July  2005  Shopping Lists

We talk to people about shopping lists and tell you about other lists.


Do you have a shopping list?
Yes, I have to plan the meals for the week and make up a shopping list to suit.

Do you usually write a shopping list?
Every week.

What's on your shopping list?
My shopping list has items such as vegetables, potatoes (for roasting, for mashing), peppers, capsicums, garlic, ginger and so on.


Do you have a shopping list?
No, I don't.

Do you usually have a shopping list?
Sometimes. Sometimes. If I run out of things at home I will write them down.

What are you going to buy today anyway?
Not very much, some vegetables and some yoghurt, as you can see I'm holding.


Do you have a shopping list?
Not today, no.

Do you usually have a shopping list?
Yes, usually I do.

What's on your shopping list?
Usually I would have fruit, vegetables, fish, chicken, coffee, bread, cheese, milk.



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shopping list
A list is a series of names, items or figures.

A shopping list is made by writing down all the things you need when you go to the shops.


vegetables, potatoes, (for roasting, for mashing), peppers, capsicums, garlic, ginger
Often, but not always, a list is written with each word or item on a different line.

This is what Ian's shopping list might look like.
vegetables
potatoes (for roasting, for mashing)
peppers
capsicums
garlic
ginger



fruit, vegetables, fish, chicken, coffee, bread, cheese, milk
Amanda’s list might look like this.
fruit
vegetables
fish
chicken
coffee
bread
cheese
milk


When writing a list in a sentence, we separate each item with a comma. And usually, we would put the word and between the final 2 items.
She is going to buy fruit, vegetables, fish, chicken, coffee, bread, cheese and milk.

You can use dashes.
fruit - vegetables - fish - chicken - coffee - bread - cheese - milk.

Or you can use numbers.
1.fruit
2.vegetables
3.
fish
4.
chicken
5.
coffee
6.
bread
7.
cheese
8.
milk.



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