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Shops and Shopping

(various kinds of shops and goods, benefits and drawbacks of shopping at a supermarket or at a small shop, buying presents, shopping as a new entertainment)

1) Types of shops
•    specialised shops
o    the greengrocer in fruit and vegetables (apples, pears, bananas, grapefruits, cherries, strawberries, melons, carrots, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic)
o    the butcher [bučr] in meat (beef, pork, poultry – chicken, hen, turkey; rabbit, lamb, sausages, liver, kidneys)
o    the baker in bread and cakes (rolls, bans, doughnuts)
o    the dairy in milk products and eggs (milk, butter, cream, cheese, yoghurt)
o    the confectioner or sweet shop in sweet and ice cream (chocolate, box of sweets, puddings, chocolate sticks)
o    the tobacconist in cigarettes, the newsagent in newspapers and magazines
o    the florist in flowers (for special occasions – wedding, birthday, Valentine, funeral)
o    the men’s and women’s wear in clothes and dresses (cap, hut, scarf, anorak, gloves, trousers, jeans, jacket, suit, shoes, tracksuit, T-shirts, shorts, trainers etc.)
o    the ironmonger [aironmondžr] in metal goods (equipment for household – tools, pans, nails)
o    the stationery in paper products and office supplies (exercise books, rulers, pens, papers, envelopes, paints)
o    the jeweller in jewellery
o    the toyshop in various toys for children (dolls, cars, teddy-bears, trains, balls)
•    supermarkets and hypermarkets, self-service shops
o    “serve-yourself” system: go in, pick up a basket or trolley, walk around the shop, choose what you want, pay for all goods at the exit at a cash-desk
•    department stores
o    Marks and Spencer, Harrods in London
o    in Harrods about 40000 customers per day (same as population of Trebic city)
o    everything from food to furniture
•    common shops, in the village
o    the grocer’s: food (tea, coffee, sugar, flour, butter, cheese, eggs, jam, biscuits), kitchen needs (soap, detergents – cleaning articles)
o    drug store: medicines, ointments, toothpaste, combs, soap, cosmetics, razor blades, sunglasses, films

2) Shopping
•    currencies:
o    Czech crown, banknotes 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, coins 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 crowns, 50 hellers
o    British pound in England
o    U. S. dollar in the USA, own dollars in other English-speaking countries
o    Euro in European currency union
•    paying by credit cards: Visa [vajza] Card, American Express etc.
•    Czech shopping habits in an average family: goes shopping every day for necessary food, once a week one bigger purchase for the weekend, from time to time buying clothes, shoes and house equipments
•    shopping “fever” before Christmas season, buying nice and unique Christmas presents
•    souvenirs from Czech Republic: souvenirs from street stall at the Charles Bridge, book about our country, compact discs with Czech classical music, cut glass, china etc

3) Shopping opportunities in local city
•    most shops situated in the square (book shops, sports wearing, fast food, bank, lot of services, town hall, hotel, pubs, restaurants, post office, newsagents, pet shop etc.)
•    super- and hypermarkets
•    shopping habits of my family
•    my favourite shops

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