At the shops

Useful language

Useful sentences

  • Could I get a newspaper, please?
  • Excuse me, do you work here?
  • Can you help me, please?
  • Can I have a map, please?
  • Have you got any postcards?
  • How much is that can of lemonade?
  • I need some stamps.
  • How much is everything?
  • When do you open?
  • What time do you close today?
  • Are you open all day?
  • Here you are.
  • Thank you very much.

Kind of shops

Shop What you can buy
chemist’s a place where you can buy medicins
clothing shop for women: boutique, for men: tailor
jeweller’s a place where you can buy jewellery
optician's a place you go to when you have to get your glasses fixed
butcher's a place where you can buy meat
baker's a place where you can buy bread and pastries
supermarket a place where you can buy a variety of things including food, clothes, gadgets …
fish shop a place where you can buy fish
greengrocer a place where you can buy vegetables and fruit
post office a place you go to when you want to mail a letter