When I want to buy something,
I go to the shop. Every day I go shopping. I
buy some food at provision stores and different things at department stores. Big supermarket has a
seven different department stores. I can buy there nearly everything we need.
Bread is sold at the baker's,
meat at the butcher's, vegetables at the greengrocer's, fruits at the
fruiterer's Cakes and sweets are sold at the confectioner's. We buy books at the
A department store is
composed of many department ready-made clothes, fabrics, shoes, sports goods,
china and glass, electric appliances, cosmetics, linen, curtains cameras,
records, etc. There
are also escalators in big stores which take customers to different floors.
The things for sale are on
the counters so that they can be easily seen. A salesman or a salesgirl stand behind
the counter. The cashier sits at the cash-desk. Customers go up
to the counter, then they go to the cashdesk.
In the women's clothing
department you can find dresses, costumes, blouses, skirts, coats, beautiful
underwear and many other things. In the men's clothing department you can
choose suits, trousers, ties, overcoat, etc. In the knitwear department one can
buy sweaters, cardigans, short-sleeved and long-sleeved pullovers, woollen
jackets. In the perfumery they sell face cream and powder, lipsticks, lotions
In the food supermarket we
can also buy many different things at once: sausages, fish, sugar, spaghetti,
flour, cereals, tea. At the butcher's there is a wide choice of meat and poultry. At the bakery you can buy brown and white bread, rolls, biscuits.
Another shop we frequently go
to is the greengrocery which is stocked by cabbage, potatoes, onions,
cucumbers, carrots, beetroots and green peas. Everything is sold here ready-weighed
and packed. If you call round at a dairy you can buy milk, cream, cheese,
butter and many other products.
The method of shopping may
vary. It may be a self-service shop where the customer goes from counter to
counter selecting and putting into a basket what he wishes to buy. Then he
takes the basket to the check-out counter, where the prices of the purchases
are added up.
If it is not a self-service
shop the salesman helps the customer in find what he wants. I can ask the salesman:
How mush is this, or what is the price of that? He tells me the price, and he
gives me the bill. The salesman weights the goods, which I want to buy on the
scales, and tells me the price. At the cash desk I give the bill and money to
the cashier, who gives me a check and my change. The
salesman wraps the goods and gives them to me.