SHOPPING

Types of shopping malls

  1. Neighborhood Centers
  2. Community Center
  3. Regional Mall
  4. Super Mall
  5. Fashion/Specially Mall
  6. Power Center
  7. Outlet Mall

 

Key vocabulary

  • Window shopping (n.) – the activity of spending time looking at the goods on sale in shop windows without intending to buy any of them
  • Impulse buy (n.) – something that you buy suddenly and without thinking carefully
  • Customer service (n.) – the part of an organization that answers customers’ questions, exchanges goods that are not satisfactory, etc.
  • Luxury (n.) – great comfort, especially as provided by expensive and beautiful things
  • Haggle (v.) – to attempt to decide on a price or conditions that are acceptable to the person selling the goods and the person buying them, usually by arguing
  • Counterfeit (adj.) – made to look like the original of something, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes (n.) – an intention or aim; a reason for doing something or for allowing something to happen
  • Shopaholic (n.) – a person who enjoys shopping very much and does it a lot
  • Cheapskate (n.) – a person who is unwilling to spend money
  • Discount (n.) – a reduction in the usual price
  • Loyalty Card (n.) – a card that is given to a customer by a business, used by the business to reward the customer for buying goods or services and to record information about what they buy

 

Expression

  • A steal – buying something at very good price or at a surprising low price
  • Shop until you drop – to do a lot of shopping
  • To be on tight budget – to have limited amount of money to spend
  • To try something on – to see if item of clothing fits or is suitable
  • To shop around – to try different shops to find the best deal