Shops and shopping
When we want to buy something, we must go to the shop where it is sold.
Sugar, tea, coffee, salt and so on are sold at the grocer's
Bread is sold at the baker’s
Meat is sold at the butcher’s
We buy vegetables at the greengrocer’s
Cakes and sweets are sold at the confectionery.
When we want to buy clothes, we go to the clothing shop.
We buy jewellery, silver and gold watches at the jeweller’s
To buy tobacco and cigarettes we go to the tobacconist’s
We buy books at the book-shop.
The salesgirl stands behind the counter
The cashier sits at the cash desk
The customers give the bill and money to the cashier, who gives us a check and our change
Some shops have many departments. They are called department stores
In some shops there are no salesmen or salesgirls, but only cashiers. They are called self-service shops.