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listening 1

Sainsbury's food products


L'Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers.
The English are a nation of shopkeepers. (Napoleon)


1. Look at the introduction to the reading and consider the claim that one of the factors of modern shopping in the UK is 'the absence of shops'.

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a. There are no shops in the UK.
b. UK high streets contain many banks, bars, coffee and fast-food outlets but not many 'real' shops selling food products .
c. UK households typically buy their groceries from a single out-of-town supermarket, rather than high street retailers.
d. Shoppers do not have sufficient choice due to the monopolistic behaviour of the big supermarkets.


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