Conversation: 19. Grocery Shopping (2)
19. Grocery Shopping (2)

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A: I'm looking for some fresh produce that's on sale.

B: Well, we just got in some mangoes.

A: Mangoes. What are they?

B: Well, it's a fruit with a big nut in it.

A: Can you eat the nut?

B: No, you peel off the skin and throw out the nut.

A: How much are they?

B: Well, the sale price is $1 each.

A: What does a mango taste like?

B: They're like a citrus fruit.

A: How do I know if it's ripe?

B: You can buy them hard. Wait a few days for them to develop a soft feel.

A: Where do they come from?

B: Most of them in this store are from Mexico.

2. Repeat


A: Can you direct me to some fresh produce that's on sale?

B: Well, we've got some great mangoes on sale.

A: Mangoes? What are mangoes?

B: Well, it's a fruit with a big seed in it.

A: Can you eat the seed?

B: No. Peel the skin with a sharp knife, and throw out the seed.

A: How much are they?

B: Well, they're on sale today for only $1 each.

A: Can you describe their taste?

B: They usually taste sweet, but they remind me of an orange.

A: How can I tell if they're ripe?

B: You can buy them either ripe or unripe. Unripe ones are hard.

A: Where do they grow mangoes?

B: The ones that are on sale are from Central America.

3. Repeat


A: Where is some fresh produce that's on sale?

B: Well, I think you'll like the mangoes.

A: I've never had a mango.

B: It's a fruit. It has a big stone in it.

A: Can you eat the stone?

B: No. You would break all your teeth on it.

A: How much are these mangoes?

B: The sale price today is $1 each.

A: Can you describe their taste?

B: They usually taste sweet, but they remind me of an orange.

A: How can I tell if they're ripe?

B: Don't cut into them until you can feel that they're soft on the outside.

A: What country produces them?

B: They come from tropical countries.

4. Repeat


A: Can you tell me about some good deals on produce?

B: The mangoes are on sale today.

A: What exactly are mangoes?

B: They have yellowish red skin. It's a fruit with one big seed.

A: Is the seed edible?

B: Maybe if you were a parrot. I wouldn't recommend it.

A: How much does a mango cost?

B: Normally, they're $2 each. Today, they're only $1 each.

A: Maybe I won't like the taste.

B: It's hard to describe. They're sweet, but also sort of citrusy.

A: How do I tell the difference between a ripe one and an unripe one?

B: They're similar to an avocado. When the outside feels soft, they're ripe.

A: Where do most of them come from?

B: These are from Mexico.

5. Repeat


A: I'm looking for some good deals on produce.

B: You might want to try the mangoes.

A: Can you describe a mango to me?

B: It's a fruit a little smaller than a grapefruit. It has a big seed in it.

A: Do I eat the seed?

B: Maybe some animals eat the seed, but humans don't. You'd have to soak it for 10 years.

A: What's the price of these mangoes?

B: Today you get a 50-percent discount. They're only $1 each.

A: Tell me what they taste like.

B: Their flesh is soft and juicy. It has a citrus taste. It's sweet.

A: Do I need to buy them ripe, or will they ripen at home?

B: Just press into it gently with your thumb. If it feels soft, it's ready to eat.

A: Where do mangoes come from?

B: These are from Guatemala, but we're going to start getting mangoes from India.


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