Out of all services rut for people shop service is
the most frequent and it’s no wonder. Shops are supplied with the necessary
things/goods/ which people buy to keep themselves living. There are different types of
shops in cities. The biggest of them are groceries and department stores. Lately
supermarkets have become popular. In big cities there are huge grocery stores. Let’s pay
a visit to one of them.
The first counter is the smoked fish, herring,
pike, perch, sturgeon, salmon, flatfish, tinned fish and fish delicacies.
Next comes the fruit counter with its nuts, jams,
fruit-juice, tinned fruit, marmalade, dry fruits, berries, grapes, oranges, apples, pears,
plumps, peaches, apricots, strawberries, blackberries, gooseberry, raisins.this particular
shop has now a vegetable counter, but there are special shops – greengrocer’s that
sells potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, green peas, bean, beets, cucumbers, tomatoes,
pickled vegetables, garlic, parsley.
Counting our tour, we come to the confectionery
counter with all sorts of sweets, chocolates, cakes, biscuits, candies, fancy cakes,
pastries, pies. Next is the bakery counter, which is well stocked with loaves of fresh
white and brown bread, rings, rolls, and buns. Further is the dry grocery counter where
you can buy flour for making dough, cereals, tea, sugar, millet, rice, pasta, and noodles.
Everything is sold ready packed. Vegetable oil is ready bottled.
There is also a big dairy counter with a good
variety of dairy products: butter, margarine, eggs, cheese, cottage cheese, cheese spread
creams, sour-cream, bottled and loose milk. Next to it there is the smoked meat and
sausages counter. It sells different sausages, ham, bacon, beef, smoked pork, roast ducks,
geese, and turkey. At the butcher’s we can buy lean and fat neat, beef, mutton, veal,
The customers pay the money either to the
saleswoman/man or at the cash desk. The shop assistant weights goods on scales and says
how much they cost. At big grocery shops there is a special delivery service where you can
make your orders by phone or in person. The charge for delivery service is quite
reasonable. But the people who are on the look out for the best quality like to see what
they are getting. They prefer not to do their ordering by phone. The people have to make
sure that they don’t do over their daily allowance. The family budget must always be