To speak about types of shops, you need the appropriate vocabulary. Part 1
Petrol station - a place where you can buy petrol;

Antique shop - a shop where old, and often rare or beautiful objects are sold;

Chemist‘s - a shop where you can buy drugs, soap, beauty products, etc;

Cash dispenser, cash machine - a machine, usually in a wall outside a bank, from which you can take money out of your bank account using a special card;

Flea market - a market where you can buy old or used things cheaply;

Cash-and-carry - a large shop where people, usually from another business, can buy large amounts of goods cheaply and take them away immediately;

Bakery - a shop where you can buy bread, cakes, etc;

Boutique - a small shop that sells fashionable clothes;

Off-licence, offie, liquor store, bottle shop - a shop that sells alcoholic drink;

Newspaper stand, newsagent’s - a shop that sells newspapers, magazines, and things like sweets and cigarettes;

Haberdashery - cloth, pins, thread, etc. used for sewing, or a shop or a department of a large store that sells these;

Garage sale - an occasion when people sell things, often in their garage or outside their house, that they no longer want;

Delicatessen - a shop, or a part of a shop which sells cheeses, cooked meats, salads, etc;

Hypermarket - a very large shop, usually outside the centre of town;

Trading post - a small place, especially in the past, far from other places in which people live, where goods can be bought and sold or exchanged;

Bucket shop - a travel company that sells aircraft tickets at a low price;

Pet shop - a shop where you can buy animals that you may keep at home;

Stationer’s - a shop where you can buy pens, paper, and other things for writing.


New York was originally a Dutch trading post.

Will you go to the bakery?

Where is the best pet shop in this town?