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Vocabulary Lists - Shopping, Clothes, Food

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Shopping
  • advertising campaign: a series of advertisements to persuade people to buy something
  • big brand names: large well-known companies or product names
  • to be careful with money: to not over-spend
  • carrier bag: bags (usually plastic) supplied by shops
  • customer service: the degree to which customers are treated well
  • to get into debt: to owe money
  • to give someone the hard sell: to put pressure on someone to buy something
  • high street names: well-known shops
  • independent stores: small shops independent of large companies
  • local shops: community shops
  • loyalty card: a card issued by a shop to allow customers to save money on the basis of what they spend
  • must-have product: a product that is very popular that a lot of people want to have
  • to be on a tight budget: to have a limited amount of money to spend
  • to be on commission: to pay someone in relation to the amount they sell
  • a pay in cash: to pay for something using coins or paper money
  • to pay the full price: to pay the full amount for something
  • to pick up a bargain: to buy something much cheaper than the normal price
  • to run up a credit card bill: to owe money on a credit card
  • to shop around: to try different shops to find the best deal
  • shop assistant: the person who serves customers
  • to shop until you drop: to do a lot of shopping
  • to slash prices: to reduce prices a great deal
  • to snap up a bargain: to buy something quickly that is being sold cheaply
  • summer sales: a period in the year when things are sold cheaply
  • to try something on: to see if an item of clothing fits or is suitable
  • to be value for money: to be worth the cost
  • window shopping: to visit a store to look at items without the intention of buying anything
  • Clothes and Fashion
    • to be on trend: to be very fashionable
    • casual clothes: not formal
    • classic style: a simple, traditional style that is always fashionable
    • designer label: a well-known company that makes (often expensive) clothing
    • dressed to kill: wearing clothes that attract admirers
    • to dress for the occasion: to wear clothes suitable for a particular event
    • fashionable: in fashion
    • fashion house: a company that sells (usually expensive) new styles in clothes
    • fashion icon: a person who is famous for their sense of fashion
    • fashion show: an event where modals show off the latest in fashion designs
    • to get dressed up: to put on nice clothes, often to go out somewhere special
    • to go out of fashion: to not be in fashion any more
    • hand-me-downs: clothes that are passed down from older brothers or sisters to their younger siblings
    • to have an eye for (fashion): to be a good judge of
    • to have a sense of style: the ability to wear clothes that look stylish
    • the height of fashion: very fashionable
    • to keep up with the latest fashion: to wear the latest fashions
    • to look good in: to wear something that suits you
    • to mix and match: to wear different styles or items of clothing that aren’t part of a set outfit
    • must-have: something that is highly fashionable and therefore in demand
    • off the peg: clothing that is ready made
    • old fashioned: not in fashion any more
    • on the catwalk: the stage that modals walk along to show off the latest fashions
    • a slave to fashion: someone who always feel the need to wear the latest fashions
    • smart clothes: the kind of clothes worn for a formal event
    • to suit someone: to look good on someone
    • to take pride in one’s appearance: to pay attention to how one looks
    • timeless: something that doesn’t go out of fashion
    • vintage clothes: clothes from an earlier period
    • well-dressed: to be dressed attractively
    Food
    • to be full up: to eat to the point that you can no longer eat any more
    • to be starving hungry: an exaggerated way of saying you are very hungry
    • to bolt something down: to eat something very quickly
    • to be dying of hunger: an exaggerated way of saying you are hungry
    • to eat a balanced diet: to eat the correct types and amounts of food
    • to eat like a horse: to eat a lot
    • to follow a recipe: to cook a meal using instructions
    • to foot the bill: to pay the bill
    • a fussy eater: somebody who has their own very high standards about what to eat
    • to grab a bite to eat: to eat something quickly (when you’re in a rush)
    • to have a sweet tooth: to enjoy sugary food
    • home-cooked food: food cooked at home from individual ingredients
    • the main meal: the most important meal of the day, usually eaten in the evening
    • to make your mouth water: to make you feel very hungry for something
    • to play with your food: to push food around the plate to avoid eating it
    • processed food: commercially prepared food bought for convenience
    • a quick snack: to eat a small amount of food between meals
    • a ready meal: see ‘processed food’
    • a slap up meal: a large meal
    • to spoil your appetite: to eat something that will stop you feeling hungry when it’s meal-time.
    • a take away: a cooked meal prepared in a restaurant and eaten at home
    • to tuck into: to eat something with pleasure
    • to wine and dine: to entertain someone by treating them to food and drink
    • to work up an appetite: to do physical work that leads to you becoming hungry

    @темы: Vocabulary, Shopping, Food&Cooking, Fashion, Clothes

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