shopping and..


We go shopping practically every day when we need to buy some foodstuffs or some household articles. Very often we don’t know what to buy and advertisements help us to decide. We live in the age of advertising. People are influenced by publicity everywhere – in newspapers, on the train or on the bus, on television, in the shops. While we are shopping we are attracted by colourful packets, by signs of reductions and free gifts. I think advertisements are very useful for sellers and for buyers. They give the public information. If we want to buy something important, we go to a large department store. These stores are very useful places, people enjoy shopping there because all kinds of things are on sale there and they can buy everything they need. All the things for sale are displayed and can be easily seen. “Gulbė” is the biggest department store in our town. You can get almost everything there. The store is divided into sections: the women clothes, the men clothes, the shoes, the toys, the sports goods, radios and so on. Some of these departments can be called ‘self-service departments’ because customers walk round and choose what they want there. On the ground floor there is the haberdashery section, where you can buy various ribbons, buttons, zippers, needles and other trifles. Then the stationary section, the baby goods section, the fruit section, where you can always buy fresh fruit or vegetables. If you need a gift or a souvenir you can go to the souvenir section. You can buy cameras, televisions, radio or video recorders on the ground floor too. We can buy some nice dishes, wonderful jars, saucers, glasses there. There is a mini bar where you can have tea or a cup of coffee and a cake or sandwich. On the first floor you can get everything in the way of clothes wanted by men or women. You can get footwear there too. If you need you can try clothes you want in the fitting rooms. In the perfume section there is a wide assortment of perfume. So in “Gulbė” you can find lots of tiny and large things that you may want for you or for your house. On the each floor in “Gulbė” there are some checkouts where you pay money for your goods.

I go to “Gulbė” too. But usually I go shopping near my house. This shop isn’t large but I can get almost everything there. Sometimes I go to bigger shops. “Mokolai” is my favourite shop where I buy