To speak about shops, you need the appropriate vocabulary. Part 5
Service centre - a place where you can buy spare parts and have equipment or vehicles repaired;
Chain store - a store in a group of shops that belong to a single company, have the same appearance, and sell similar goods;
Gift shop - a shop that sells goods that are suitable for giving as presents;
Supermarket - a large shop which sells most types of food and other goods needed in the home;
Tobacconist’s - a shop where cigars, cigarettes and other tobacco things are sold;
Pay phone - a telephone in a public place that you pay to use;
Shopping centre, mall - a very large building or buildings containing a lot of stores and often restaurants, and usually with space around it outside for parking;
Travel agency - a company or shop that makes travel arrangements for people;
Department store - a large store that sells many kinds of products in different parts of the building;
General store - a shop that sells a wide range of products, often the only shop in a village;
Dry cleaner’s, the cleaners, launderette - a shop where you can have your clothes cleaned this way;
Hardware shop - a shop where tools and strong equipment, such as those used in the home or garden are sold;
Florist’s - a shop that sells flowers;
Jewellery shop, jeweller’s - a shop where you can buy objects made from gold, silver, and valuable stones that you wear for decoration
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Mary likes visiting florist’s. She is fond of flowers.
Mike will go to Spain. Last week she went to the travel agency.