Flo-Joe for Cambridge English Exams

Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Shopping Vocabulary: Groceries

Did you know you ask for a 'portion of chips' or a 'slice of cake' in the UK? On this page you will learn how to express different quantities of some common grocery items.


Match the grocery item to the correct word:

A) A of toothpaste
A of jam
C) A of yoghurt
D) A of bread
E) A of soap
F) A of tomatoes
G) A of flowers
H) A of milk
I) A of chocolates
J) A of sugar

Well done. The correct answers are: A) tube, B) jar, C) carton, D) loaf, E) bar, F) tin, G) bunch, H) bottle, I) box, J) bag.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Complete the gaps in the following shopping list with the missing words.

Shopping list
1 of chocolates for Sarah's birthday.
1 of strawberry jam.
1 of sugar
1 of soap
1 small of bread
1 of toothpaste
1 of fruit yoghurt
1 of tomatoes
1 of milk
1 of flowers

Well done!The correct answers are: box, jar, bag, bar, loaf, tube, carton, tin, bottle, bunch. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Which of these groceries is usually on your shopping list?
Which things would you add?
Use a dictionary and write your own weekly shopping list similar to the one above.



Study Tip

Make a note of any other grocery items you come across that use these or other words to express quantity.






of chocolate