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Words for Basic IELTS - Lesson 10

Here you will learn some English words about shopping, such as "sale", "value", "bargain", etc. that are needed for the IELTS exam.

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Words for Basic IELTS
assistant
[noun]
a person whose job is to help customers in a shop
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credit
[noun]
the ability to buy something from a shop or receive money from a bank based on trust, without paying for it immediately
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sale
[noun]
an occasion when a shop or business sells its goods at reduced prices
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cheque
[noun]
a piece of printed paper that one writes an amount of money on it and signs, used as a way of payment instead of cash
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to afford
[verb]
to be able to pay the cost of something
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department store
[noun]
a large store, divided into several parts, each selling different types of goods
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discount
[noun]
the amount of money that is reduced from the usual price of something
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mall
[noun]
‌a large building or enclosed area, where many stores are placed
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order
[noun]
a request or instruction made for goods or services, often specifying the quantity, quality, and delivery of the requested items
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payment
[noun]
the act or process of paying or being paid money
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queue
[noun]
a line in which people or vehicles wait for a particular purpose
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gift card
[noun]
a small card that allows the holder to get goods and services from a store up to the cash value printed on it
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receipt
[noun]
a written or printed document that shows the payment for a set of goods or services has been made
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tax
[noun]
a sum of money that has to be paid, based on one's income, to the government so it can provide people with different kinds of public services
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value
[noun]
the worth of something in money
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bargain
[noun]
an item bought at a much lower price than usual
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to bid
[verb]
to offer a particular price for something, usually at an auction
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cashier
[noun]
a person in charge of paying and receiving money in a hotel, shop, bank, etc.
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checkout
[noun]
a place in a supermarket where people pay for the goods they buy
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delivery
[noun]
the act or process of taking goods, letters, etc. to whomever they have been sent
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to purchase
[verb]
to get something by making a payment
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to shoplift
[verb]
to steal goods from a store by secretly taking them without paying
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accessory
[noun]
an item, such as a bag, hat, piece of jewelry, etc., that is worn or carried because it makes an outfit more beautiful or attractive
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goods
[noun]
items made or produced for sale
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to browse
[verb]
to casually look at different products in a store with no intention of making a purchase
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boutique
[noun]
a small store in which fashionable clothes or accessories are sold
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chain store
[noun]
one of a series of stores that are all owned by the same company or person
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debit card
[noun]
a small plastic card we use to pay for what we buy with the money taken directly from our bank account
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duty-free
[adjective]
(of goods) able to be imported without paying tax on them
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to retail
[verb]
to sell small quantities of goods directly to customers
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shopaholic
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someone who spends a lot of time shopping, often buying unnecessary things
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