Автор: Атаян Есения Григорьевна Должность: учитель английского языка
Учебное заведение: МБОУ "СШ № 17"
Населённый пункт: город Нижневартовск, Тюменсая область
Наименование материала: текст для чтения
Дата публикации: 19.04.2016
People do shopping almost every day. When people want to buy something, they
go to shops where various goods are sold. Through the shop-window we can see
what is sold in this or that shop. Big supermarkets self-service shop. Customers
can buy all the necessary foodstuffs there: bead, milk, meat, fish, grocery,
sausages, sweets, vegetables and fruit. When customers come into shop, they take
a food backed and choose the products they want to buy. When they put everything
they want into the basket they come up to the cashier’s desk. There is a computer
with a laser scanner that reads and sums up the prices on packed goods at the
cashier’s desk. The saleswoman tells how much to pay. The customers pay the
money and leave the shop.
At the grocer’s you can buy sugar, tea, coffee, salt, pepper, ham, bacon, sausages,
frankfurters and so on. Bread is sold at the baker’s, meat at the butcher’s. We go to
the greengrocer’s for vegetables and fruit. Cakes and sweets are sold at the
confectioner’s. When we want to buy clothes, we go to men’s and ladies clothes
shop. We buy boots and shoes at the footwear shop. We buy jewelry at the
jeweler’s. We buy books at the bookseller’s.
Some shops may departments. These shops are called department stores or
supermarkets. Supermarkets are self-service stores with departments for different
food products. Supermarkets sell thousands of food products: meat, fresh fruits and
vegetables, dairy products, canned groceries, bakery items, delicatessen items, and
frozen foods. Some supermarkets also have seafood and alcohol. The supermarkets
are located in shopping centres or malls and along main roads. Supermarkets are
popular because they save time, have low prices and variety of products in one
place. There you can buy almost everything you need. These shops are called self-
service shops because there are no salespersons there but only cashiers at the cash
desks. The customers choose the goods they want to buy and pay for them at the
It’s not worth a farthing / penny.
Не стоит и копейки.
Buy a pig in a poke.
Купить кота в мешке.
The customer is always right.
Покупатель всегда прав.
Advertising is the mother of commerce.
Реклама – мать коммерции.
Look after the pennies, and the pound
will look after themselves.
Копейка рубль бережет.
Lend your money and lose your friend.
Хочешь потерять друга – одолжи ему
cannot do without
не могу без
to buy [bai]
овощной и фруктовый магазин
to weigh [wei]