SHOPPING

 

 

    There are a lot of different kinds of shops in Britain, from small local "corner shops" to huge department stores in big cities. If you visit Britain, it is useful to have some idea where to buy different things. Here are some shops you can find in nearly every town in Britain. They are called chain stores.

 

   British Home Stores is like a combination of Woolworth's and Marks and Spencer.
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    Boots is a chemist's. You can buy medicine, photographic materials, toilet articles and beauty products there.
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    The Body Shop is interesting not only because of the beauty products they sell, but also because of the whole philosophy of their business. They only sell products that were not tested on animals.
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    WH Smith's sells books, records, stationery, newspapers, greeting cards and office equipment.
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   Woolworth's sells many different things at relatively low prices. You can buy sweets and chocolate there, and also household articles, toys, clothes etc. 
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    Sainsbury's is a large supermarket with a middle-class image. They sell good food and wine.
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    C&A's sells fashionable clothes for men and women at reasonable prices.
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    OXFAM is the best-known chain of charity shops. It sells second-hand clothes and books.      logo, photo

    Dillons is another high-quality modern bookshop.
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    Tesco is another well-known chain of supermarkets.
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    Early Learning Centre is a very interesting toy shop. They don't sell toy tanks, guns or other weapons. They also avoid toys which rely on fashion and TV ads. With their toys you can play, and learn as well. You will never hear "don't touch" at Early Learning Centre.
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    Marks and Spencer is well known for quality woolen sweaters, pullovers and cardigans of traditional design sold under the brand name St. Michael. It is very good for basic clothes like underwear. It sells home furnishing, plants and food too.
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