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Unit 1: Learning Circles
Watch these videos and learn some English words and phrases to help you with everyday life

Session 10

Has anyone in your Learning Circle ever been shopping in a supermarket? This time, Samina goes to a supermarket, but she doesn't know how to use the self-checkout machine. We look at some useful phrases for asking for help, asking what things mean and asking how to do things.

Wayiitiwwan marii boqonnaa kana keessaa

Wayitii marii qabxii 10

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Activity 1

Supermarket – Part 1

Using the checkout machines

Samina wants to pay in the supermarket, but doesn't know how. With your group, discuss the questions and try the activity.

Vidiyoo daawwadhuuti shaakala kana xumuri

Barreeffama agarsiisi Barreeffama dhoksi

Samina
Ah. Washing powder.

Voice
Till number two please.

Checkout
Welcome. Do you have a points card?

Checkout
Please touch the screen to make a selection.

Checkout
Are you using your own bags?

Checkout
Unidentified object in the bagging area.

Checkout
Approval needed. Approval needed.

Discuss these questions with your group:

  • What should she do?
  • What could she say to get help?
  • Have you used one of these machines? (When? Where? What happened?)

To do

Try this quiz to check you have understood what happened.

Supermarket: What's wrong?

3 Questions

Can your group answer these questions about the film?

Baga gammadde! Qormaata xumurteetta
Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
x / y

What happens next?

How can Samina get help in the supermarket? Watch the next part of the story to find out.