Going Shopping English Vocabulary and Essay

A bargain   = A good deal. eg.    That’s a real bargain.

A brand    = A trademark.

A cashier   = A person who takes your money at the cash counter or cash register.   

A chain   = A showroom, restaurant, or company with branches.

A changing room/cloakroom//fitting room    A small area for trying on clothes

A consumer   = Someone who buys.

A corner shop  =  Also called a mom and dad shop or in India – a Kirana shop. A small, local shop that sells almost everything for daily use

A coupon   = A discount ticket

A deal    /A steal – A transaction at a very reasonable price

A department store   = A large store that sells a range of items in different departments such as food and clothing

A design =   A pattern, a styling

A discount store/pound shop  =  A shop where all the goods are sold at a discount.   

A flea market =  A market where second hand goods are sold

A loyalty card   = a card issued by a shop or market that allows customers to save money on the basis of what they spend.   

A must-have product =  A product that is very popular that a lot of people want to have.   

A receipt  =  A proof of payment.   

A rip-off  = A cheat, a con.   

A shop assistant  =  The person who serves customers.   

A shopping basket/cart   = A container for your purchases.   

To be on a tight budget   = To have a limited amount of money to spend.   

To be a shopaholic   = To be addicted to shopping.   

To browse   = To look for goods in shop before you buy.   

To catch the eye  =  To get someone’s attention, especially by looking at them.   

To do the grocery shopping    Technically to buy fruit and vegetables, but normally used to mean to buy food and drinks for the household.   

To go on a shopping spree    To go shopping and buys lots of items that you may not be able to afford.   

To indulge in some retail therapy    To go shopping to make yourself feel better.   

Black Friday Every year, the day after Thanksgiving

Window shopping


Bargain hunter

Gift wrap

Ecommerce / online shopping / eshop


Sale / discount


Sections of the Mall


Salesman/ salesperson

Gents clothes


Kids / children’s

Food court

Shoe shop


Green grocery

Refrigerated items

Butter – cheese, green peas, 

Hosiery – inner wear

Furnishing – bed sheet, curtain




Pair of 







Ear muffs

Air pods


Ear phones

Retail therapy

Retail outlet




Going to shop at a mall

Ravi was walking down the road, when he saw Salim on the opposite side. They were classmates in college. Although Ravi knew Salim lived around this area, he was surprised to see his friend. Ravi tried to catch Salim’s attention by shouting his name out loud and waving his hands in the air. However, Salim did not notice his friend’s voice or his antics. Fortunately for Ravi some passersby saw Ravi and understood he was calling out to Salim. A couple of them stopped Salim and pointed towards Ravi. Salim was very happy to see Ravi and crossed the road to meet him.

“Hi! How are you Ravi?” asked Salim.

“I am great!” replied Ravi. “How are you and what are you doing around here?”

“I told you I live around here,” said Salim. “I live right there in that big building.”