PANIC BUYING AHEAD OF A NEW LOCKDOWN

Britain faces another shutdown from Thursday.


Shoppers loaded up trolleys and formed snaking queues outside stores.

Panic buyers stock-up ahead of the four-week lockdown.

Today they have stripped supermarket shelves bare.
Shelves at a store in Devon have been stripped bare by midday today.
Long queues were seen outside many shops this afternoon as Brits stocked up on essential goods.

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Britain _____________another_____________from Thursday.
Shoppers_________ ____trolleys and formed snaking _____________outside stores.
Panic buyers _____________ahead of the four-week_____________.
Today they have stripped supermarket shelves _____________.
Shelves at a store in Devon have been _____________by _____________today.
Long _____________were seen outside many shops this afternoon as Brits______ ___ ____essential goods.

 

VOCABULARY

bare [beə] обнажённый; пустой, опустошённый
Devon [‘dev(ə)n] / Devonshire [‘dev(ə)n(ʃɪə)] Девон или Девоншир – графство на юго-западе Англии
essential [ɪ’sen(t)ʃ(ə)l] важнейший, основной
goods [gudz] товары: essential goods товары первой необходимости
load [ləud] v. нагружать
midday [ˌmɪd’deɪ] полдень
panic buying ажиотажный спрос
queue [kjuː] очередь: snaking queue извилистая очередь
shelf  [ʃelf] мн ч. shelves [ʃelvz] полка
shutdown [‘ʃʌtdaun] закрытие: lockdown
stock-up*
[`stɔk `ʌp] v. We made sure to stock up on food before the storm hit.
strip bare раздеться; опустошить
trolley [‘trɔlɪ] ручная тележка

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Photos credits: The Sun.

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