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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Shopping Vocabulary: In the Shop

On this page you will practise some of the vocabulary to describe things inside a shop.


Complete each definition with the correct word:

A) A person who works in a shop. A shop .
The place in a shop where items are bought are paid for. The .
C) A moving staircase. An .
D) A room in a shop where you try on clothes. A room.
E) A free plastic bag given out in shops and supermarkets. A bag.
F) The name for the line people stand in when they are waiting for their turn to pay. A .
G) During this time goods are sold at a lower price. A .
H) A large basket on wheels used to push shopping around a supermarket. A .

Well done. The correct answers are: A) assistant, B) counter, C) escalator, D) changing, E) carrier, F) queue, G) sale, H) trolley.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Complete the gaps in the following sentences with the correct word.

A) If you give the perfume to the shop she'll wrap it up for you.
B) I was standing at the just about to pay and I remembered I didn't have any money.
C) I'm afraid the is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs.
D) Have you got a room? I'd like to try this dress on.
E) Many supermarkets in the UK are now asking people to pay for plastic bags.
F) There was such a long to pay I decided to leave and go back later.
G) There was a on and everything was half-price.
H) I couldn't find a at the supermarket so I had to carry everything in a basket.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) assistant, B) counter, C) escalator, D) changing, E) carrier, F) queue, G) sale, H) trolley. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Who is the friendliest shop assistant in your local shops?
Do you try to re-use your carrier bags rather than throw them away?
Which shops have the best sales in your area?
Write some sentences of your own to help you remember these new words.


Speaking Practice: Part 3

Here's an easy way to practise for the Part 3 long turn in the Preliminary English Test Speaking Paper. Choose a topic you would like to talk about, for example 'travel', 'sport' or 'shopping'. Search in Google images for your topic using these key words. Choose photographs that show people involved in an activity of some kind. Here's a link to some images following a search for "shop assistants"

You should talk about the photograph for 1 minute, describing what you can see.