Match up the shop (departments) with the appropriate goods. Give answers in the box. 

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Match up the shop (departments) with the appropriate goods. Give answers in the box.

1. Knitted wear a. drawing pin, paper clip, blotting paper
2. Haberdashery b. paperback, post stamp, greeting card
3. China and glassware c. vacuum cleaner, bulb, dish-washer
4. Stationery d. living-room suite, cabinet
5. Perfumery e. pendant, silverware, candlestick
6. Record department f. cups, plates, vases, teapots
7. Electrical equipment g. muffler, jersey, mittens
8. Newsagent’s h. bric-a-brac, silver bell
9. Furniture shop i. records
10. Hardware goods j. scissors, tape, ribbons
11. Jeweler’s k. scent, eye-shade, hand cream
12. Antique shop l. knife, screws, watering can

Say the same in one word or a phrase.

1. A shop where you can buy fashionable clothes.

2. A place with many shops, either outside or indoors.

3. A person who works in a shop.

4. The place where you can try on clothes in a shop.

5. The place where you pay for things in a shop.

6. To look round the shops without planning to buy something.

7. The shop where you buy meat.

8. The shop where you buy medicines, baby products, shampoo, etc.


Fill in the blank with the corresponding words.

price (2), cheaper, purchase, regular, discount (2), compare, advertise, shop, expensive, sale(s) (4), bargain (2), impulse, bargain(s) (2).

A word of caution about ... stores and... . Some ... stores are not actually any ... than other stores in the area. In others, the merchandise may not be only less ..., but shoddy and not worth the ... charged. Some stores perpetually advertise …, even though they never have sold the merchandise at the ‘regular’ ... . A store may ... something at a low price in the hope that if you come into the store, you will not only … that item but other items at ... prices as well. To avoid this kind of trap, ... prices at different stores to be sure you are actually getting a ... . Do not buy something you do not need or want if you are shopping where some items are on ... . Avoid ... buying. It does not mean that you can not find real ... at ... stores or at ...; it means that you must ... carefully at all times.


Translate the following sentences into English.

1. Дорогою додому купи: кілограм цукру, вишневе варення, дві пляшки мінеральної води і масло. 2. Асортимент продуктів у цьому супермаркеті дуже великий. 3. У нашому гастрономі завжди в продажу є свіже м’ясо. 4. Щоб запобігти придбанню зайвих речей, я завжди складаю список необхідних продуктів. 5. На базарі деякі продукти можна купити набагато дешевше. 6. Такі костюми зараз в моді. 7. У цьому магазині товари найвищої якості. 8. Ця сумка пасує до мого костюму. Я купую її. 9. Етикетки містять важливу інформацію про інгредієнти, що входять до складу продукту.


1. Read the following dialogue.

Clerk: Welcome to Kenny’s Shoes. We’re having a sale on dress shoes.

Shopper: That’s great. I need some dress shoes. What do you have on sale?

Clerk: Well, we have Silver Jims and Cool Walkers.

Shopper: What do you recommend?

Clerk:Well, Silver Jims are more fashionable and

higher quality. Whereas, Cool Walkers are not as expensive and they’re more comfortable.

Shopper: What’s the difference in price?

Clerk: With tax, the Silver Jims come to $47.00 and the Cool Walkers come to $39.00.

Shopper: So that’s about an $8.00 difference.

Clerk: That’s right.

Shopper: I’ll take the Cool Walkers.

Clerk: How would you like to pay?

Shopper: I’ll put it on my credit card.

Clerk: Alright, here’s your receipt. Have a nice day.

Shopper: Thanks.


Find the logical order of the following dialogue parts.

1. – Yes, I’m looking for a blazer in size 46.

2. – Mm, that’s nice. But I’d prefer something a bit quieter, grayish-blue, perhaps.

3. – I beg your pardon?

4. – Are you being attended to?

5. – I’m afraid, we don't have anything like that in stock.

6. – Could I help you with anything?

7. – Pity.

8. – What about this one?


Complete these lines from the conversations.

A: Hello. Can I help you?

B: I’m looking for a jumper ____________. Have you got _____________?

A: I’ll just have a look. ____________ are you?

B: Medium.

A: Here you are.

B: That’s great. _____________?

A: Of course. The changing rooms are over there.

B: I like it.

A: It ____________.

B: How much is it?

A: £39.99.

B: OK. I ____________.

A: How would you like to pay?

B: _____________.


Explain clothing idioms and find equivalents in your native language. Use them in the sentences of your own.

Ø to air one’s dirty linen in public

Ø birthday suit

Ø feather in one’s cap

Ø die with one’s boots on

Ø hand-me-down

Comparing shopping.

a) Fill in these tables.

(1) Write down your product information:

Store Name: _______________________________


Product 1: Product 2:
Advantages Disadvantages Advantages Disadvantages


(2) Write down the items on your shopping list:

  (1) ______________________   (5) _______________________
(2) ______________________ (6) _______________________
(3) ______________________ (7) _______________________
  (4) ______________________ (8) _______________________


(3) Write down your budget:

Budget: Cash $__________, Checks $___________, Credit Cards $__________   (4) Go shopping:
Store Products Advantages Price Payment
Kenny’s Shoes Silver Jimms more fashionable, higher quality $47.00 Credit card
Cool Walkers not as expensive, more comfortable $39.00 X

b) Say what shops and products have more advantages / disadvantages and whether they save your month budget or not.


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