Do these exercises and learn words to talk about shopping.

September 28, 2022 10:57 PM
A person's language's set of common terms is known as their vocabulary. A vocabulary is a valuable and essential tool for communication and information acquisition that typically develops with age. One of the hardest parts of learning a second language is developing a wide vocabulary.

The words we need to know in order to communicate successfully are referred to as our vocabulary. The four vocabularies of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are frequently taken into account by educators. The words we require to grasp what we hear are known as listening vocabulary. The vocabulary we use when speaking is called speaking vocabulary. The words we must grasp to comprehend what we read are referred to as reading vocabulary. The vocabulary we use when writing is made up of words.

List of words

Bargain hunting

Spend time in the shops looking for items to buy at the lowest price.

"During the sales I go bargain hunting with my friends!"

Do the shopping  

Go shopping regularly to buy food and other necessities.

"Jack and I generally do the shopping together on Saturday mornings."

Go shopping

Go to the shops to buy things.

"She's gone shopping - I've no idea when she'll be back!"

Fitting room 

A place to try on clothes to see if they fit or suit you.

"I need your opinion. Will you come with me to the fitting room?"

I can't afford it

Not have enough money to buy something.

"I'd love that jacket but I can't afford it!"

In stock/out of stock

Be available or unavailable in a shop or store.

"I'm very sorry. I'm afraid the coulour you want is out of stock."

It costs a fortune!

Be very expensive.

"Look at the price of that bag - it costs a fortune!"

It costs an arm and a leg!

Cost a lot of money; be very expensive.

"The diamond engagement ring cost an arm and a leg!"

It's a steal!

So cheap that it’s almost as if you haven't paid anything for it.

"At that price it's a steal. You won't find one cheaper in any other shop."

It's good value for money.

Worth the money spent on it.

"The quality is excellent so it's good value for money."

Price tag

A label showing the price of an article.

"Before I try it on I must find the price tag - just to be safe!"


A piece of paper given in a shop as proof that you have paid for an article. (US: sales slip)

"If you keep the receipt you'll be able to exchange the article."


Money paid back to a customer who is not satisfied with an article purchased.

"You must produce the receipt if you want to get a refund."

Summer or Winter sales

A period in the year when articles are sold at a reduced price.

"The kids need new winter coats but I'll  try and wait until the sales to buy them."

Shop around

Visit a number of shops selling similar articles in order to compare the prices.

"The Internet makes it easier nowadays to shop around before buying anything."


A reader's comprehension of what they are reading is substantially aided by their use of vocabulary. The majority of the words in a work must be understood in order for the reader to comprehend it. Most word meanings are imparted to students indirectly via daily interactions with written and oral language. Through well crafted education, new words are taught. You can also download our app from the playstore or visit our website.