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Vocabulary - Places in the city


English vocabulary related to places in the city

airport

to travel by plane you need to go to the airport.

bakery

this is where you can buy bread and cakes.

bank

this is the place where you deposit, withdraw money or cash a check.

bar

where drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.

bookstore / book shop

you can buy books and magazines here.

bus station

to travel by bus you go to the bus station.

butcher's

where you buy meat.

café

this is where you can buy a cup of coffee.

church

A religious place of Christian worship

court

where a judge works and where they have trials and law cases.

department store

a large shop divided into departments selling a great many kinds of goods such as clothes, household appliances etc

cinema / movies

where you can see movies.

service station

where motor vehicles are refueled with gas or petrol, serviced, and sometimes repaired. It is also called filling station, gas station.

gym

place where you can do exercises to keep fit (gymnasium.)

hairdresser's

if you want to cut your hair, you may go here.

hospital

a place for ill people when they need an operation or when someone is going to have a baby.

hotel

a place that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers.

gallery

a place for the exhibition of artistic work.

greengrocer's

where you can buy fruit and vegetables

grocer's, grocery store

where you can buy foodstuffs and various household supplies

jail, prison

where criminals are sent by a judge.

laundromat, launderette

a self-service laundry, a place where you can wash your clothes in coin-operated machines.

library

you can buy or borrow books here.

mall

a large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants

museum

a place where objects of historical, artistic, or scientific interest are exhibited, preserved, or studied.

motel

an establishment which provides lodging for motorists in rooms usually having direct access to an open parking area.

parking lot

where you can park your car.

pharmacy / drugstore

a place where drugs are sold

police station

the headquarters of a unit of a police force, where those under arrest are first charged.

post office

a place where postage stamps are sold and other postal business is conducted.

pub

(British English) a place where you can buy a beer or other types alcoholic drinks

park

a public area kept in its natural state and usually reserved for the enjoyment and recreation of visitor where children can play or you can walk your dog.

restaurant

you can eat something in a restaurant

school

where children learn.

train station, railway station

where you can buy a ticket and travel by train

supermarket

a large self-service store that sells food, drinks and household items.

zoo

a place where live animals are kept, studied, bred, and exhibited to the public.