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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Shopping Vocabulary: Names of Shops

On this page you will learn some names for English shops. You can also try a Preliminary English Test Writing Part 2 task to help you practise any new shopping vocabulary you learn.


Going shopping? Where will you buy these things?

A) Shampoo
C) Bread
D) Chicken
E) Pen
F) Apples
G) Stamps
H) Ready-cooked meal

Well done. The correct answers are: A) chemist's, B) newsagent's, C) baker's, D) butcher's, E) stationer's, F) greengrocer's, G) post office, H) take away.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Complete the text below with the missing words:

I went to the A) to get some apples then I got a book of stamps in the B) . Then it was off to the C) to get more photocopy paper and some new pens. The D) was closed so I couldn't get any meat. I thought we get a chinese meal from the F) tonight. Now, I promised the children a cake after dinner so if you're going out could you go to the E) and get some. See if you can get a loaf of bread while you're there too. Oh yes, and could you pop into the F) and get my Homes and Garden magazine and today's paper. We also need more shampoo so can you remember to get some in the G) .

Well done!The correct answers are: A) greengrocer's B) post office C) stationer's D) butcher's E) take away, F) baker's G) newsagent's H) chemist'sYour answer has been saved.Check your answer





Have you got a local stationer's?
Do you buy your bread in a baker's or a supermarket?
Write sentences about your local shops and your own shopping habits.


Writing Practice: Part 2

An English friend of yours is staying at your place for a few days. There's no food in the house and you've had to go out.

Write a note to your friend. In your note you should:

*Tell her where you've gone.
*Ask her to go shopping for lunch.
*Recommend one or two shops she could go to and what she could buy.

Write about 35-45 words.