Shops and Shopping

Shops and shopping

shop assistant: person who works in a shop; also called sales assistant shop window: the window at the front of the shop shopping centre: a place with many shops, outside or indoors window shopping: to look round the shops but not buy anything shopping list: a list of things to buy
I went shopping yesterday (= I went to the shops to buy food or clothes, etc.)
I did the shopping yesterday (= I bought food and household goods)

Types of shop (and what they sell)

Note: Most other shops are just ‘+ shop ‘, e.g. shoe shop, record shop, camera shop,etc.

Useful words and expressions