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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 10

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
assistantnoun

a person whose job is to help customers in a shop

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credit
creditnoun

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
salenoun

an occasion when a shop or business sells its goods at reduced prices

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cheque
chequenoun

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 affordverb

to be able to pay the cost of something

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department store
department storenoun

a large store, divided into several parts, each selling different types of goods

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gadgetnoun

a mechanical tool or an electronic device that is useful for doing something

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discount
discountnoun

the amount of money that is reduced from the usual price of something

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mall
mallnoun

‌a large building or enclosed area, where many stores are placed

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ordernoun

a request made by a customer for products or goods to be made or supplied

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paymentnoun

the act or process of paying or being paid money

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queuenoun

a line in which people or vehicles wait for a particular purpose

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gift cardnoun

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
receiptnoun

a written or printed document that shows a number of goods or services which are bought or delivered are paid for

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taxnoun

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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valuenoun

the worth of something in money

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bargainnoun

an item bought at a much lower price than usual

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to bidverb

to offer a particular price for something, usually at an auction

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cashier
cashiernoun

a person in charge of paying and receiving money in a hotel, shop, bank, etc.

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checkout
checkoutnoun

a place in a supermarket where people pay for the goods they buy

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deliverynoun

the act or process of taking goods, letters, etc. to whomever they have been sent

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to purchase
to purchaseverb

to get something by payment of a price

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to shoplift
to shopliftverb

to steal goods from a shop

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accessory
accessorynoun

a small item of clothing such as a bag or belt or something like jewelry that is worn or carried because it is attractive

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goods
goodsnoun

items made or produced for sale

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to browseverb

to casually look at different products in a store with no intention of making a purchase

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boutiquenoun

a small store in which fashionable clothes or accessories are sold

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chain store
chain storenoun

one of a series of stores that are all owned by the same company or person

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debit card
debit cardnoun

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-freeadjective

(of goods) able to be imported without paying tax on them

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to retailverb

(of products) to be sold directly to the public in a store or on the Internet for their own use, not for resale

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shopaholicnoun

someone who spends a lot of time shopping, often buying unnecessary things

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