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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #120457: Vocabulary: going shopping
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Idioms | Buying in a shop | Find the word [Change theme]
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    Vocabulary: going shopping


    Whether we do it in order to buy clothes, food, or for our leisure, out of obligation , pleasure or necessity, wherever we live we have to go shopping. We can fill a trolley, or just buy an item, very often or on rare occasions... For some people, it's a pleasure! For others, it's a real drudgery... The problem is that however we do the shopping, what we buy is vital for us to live... 

     


                              

          Window shopping                              To do the shopping                                Selection of the products... 


     The shopping  To do the shopping(BE)/ to market (AE) 
     To go shopping  To shop at X
     To make a shopping list  To shop for something/ to look for something     
     To shop around for something                       To go window shopping 


                                     

                Save 50%                                         "The" bargain...                Next to nothing!= Hardly anything!


     A bargain/ a good buy To get a good bargain 
     It's good value for money   The sales 

     To buy stg for a song

     To buy stg for next to nothing 

     To sell off

     To sell at a good price

     To be reduced (BE)/ on sale (AE)  A discount 
     To give a 25 % discount on stg To knock £15 off the price 
     A reduction/ a discount  At a reduced price 

     To be on sale // to be for sale


                                             

                                                                                                    Standing in line at the checkout

    Usual vocabulary...

     To display     A display     
     To be on display  A shop/ store window                          
     To be in the window   A stall   
     A shelf=> shelves  The checkout   
     The cash register/ the till                                The cashdesk          
     To haggle/ to bargain To bargain with sby


                                    

                  Sales                                                    A display                                                 A till


    The STAFF and the instruments used...  

     A shopkeeper      A dealer   

     A shop walker (BE) 

     A floor walker (AE)

     A shop assistant (BE)

     A (sales) clerk

     A salesman/ saleswoman                            The customers/ the clientele                         
     A shopping basket/ bag A (carrrier) bag

     A (shopping) trolley (BE)

     A cart/ a caddy (AE)

     A line checkout


    Let's offer wonderfully wrapped presents... 

     A parcel  Wrapping paper 
     String  A knot 
     A bow  To wrap stg (up) 
     "Is it a present?"                          "I had it (gift) wrapped"                       


                 


    Of course, you can do your shopping by yourself in shops, or order through a "drive" or by phone or through the Internet for a home delivery.

    Things are changing just now and new habits are got into.

    Good luck for the test! I'm sure you'll succeed! 



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    1. «Oh dear, I’ve done it again... I’ve left my on the kitchen table... I’m sure I’ll forget half of what I need...»

    2. «Oh yes, I’ll go to the Mall with you... but as I have no money, I’ll just do some ...»

    3. 'No, Madam, no need to , , it’s for myself...'

    4. «Mom, do you have some flowery for my birthday present to Kate, please?» «I’d also need some golden ... That’ll be very nice...»

    5. «Oh Mum! You haven’t bought whisky and spinach, have you?... You must have taken somebody else’s

    6. «Now that plastic are forbidden, I always keep in my car. It’s better for the environment!»

    7. «In some countries, it’s very usual to with the seller to get the right price... I hate that...»

    8. «I’m happy, I could buy that telephone for ... What a good buy! »

     

                           








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