hospital /ˈhɑːspɪtl/ (noun) a large building where people who are ill or injured are given medical treatment and care Example: He had to go to the hospital for treatment.
museum /mjuˈziːəm/ (noun) a building in which objects of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific interest are kept and shown to the public Example: My class visited the Ho Chi Minh museum last Sunday.
post office /pəʊst ˈɑːfɪs/ (noun) a place where you can buy stamps, send letters, etc. Example: I went to the post office to post some letters
cinema /ˈsɪnəmə/ (noun) a building in which films are shown Example: Do you often go to the cinema?
garage /ɡəˈrɑːʒ/ (noun) a building for keeping one or more cars or other vehicles in Example: Did you shut the garage door?
places /pleɪs/ (noun) a particular position, point or area Example: The police searched the place.
antique shop /anˈtiːk ʃɒp/ is a retail store specializing in the selling of antiques Example: Dani found herself taking a walk and wandering to an antique shop the next day.
butchers /ˈbʊtʃər/ (noun) a person whose job is cutting up and selling meat in a shop or killing animals for this purpose Example: He owns the butcher's in the main street.
showroom /ˈʃəʊruːm/ (noun) a large shop in which goods for sale, especially cars and electrical goods, are displayed Example:
dry cleaners /drʌɪ ˈkliːnərz/ a shop where clothes, curtains, etc. are cleaned, especially with chemicals Example:
electrical shop /ɪˈlɛktrɪk(ə)l ʃɒp/ where you buy electrical Example:
fishmonger /ˈfɪʃmɑːŋɡər/ (noun) a person whose job is to sell fish in a shop Example: I'll stop at the fishmonger's on my way home from work.
garden centre /ˈɡɑːrdn sentər/ (noun) a place that sells plants, seeds, garden equipment, etc. Example:
gift shop /ˈɡɪft ʃɑːp/ (noun) a shop that sells souvenirs and small items that are suitable for giving as presents Example:
newsagent /ˈnuːzeɪdʒənt/ (noun) a person who owns or works in a shop selling newspapers and magazines, and often sweets and cigarettes Example: I'll go to the newsagent's on my way home.
liquor store /ˈlɪkər stɔːr/ (noun) a shop that sells alcoholic drinks in bottles and cans to take away Example:
cafe /kæˈfeɪ/ (noun) a place where you can buy drinks and simple meals. Alcohol is not usually served in British or American cafes . Example:
bakery /ˈbeɪkəri/ (noun) a place where bread and cakes are made and/or sold Example: I want to go to the bakery.
bookshop /ˈbʊkʃɑːp/ (noun) a shop that sells books Example:
hairdressers /ˈherdresər/ (noun) a person whose job is to cut, wash and shape hair Example: I'm going to change my hairdresser.
pharmacy /ˈfɑːrməsi/ (noun) a shop, or part of one, that sells medicines and drugs Example: She spent four years studying pharmacy.
florist shop /ˈflɒrɪst ʃɒp/ is the production, commerce, and trade in flowers. Example:
greengrocer's shop /ˈɡriːnɡrəʊsəz ʃɒp/ Example:
stationer /ˈsteɪʃənər/ (noun) a person who owns or manages a shop selling stationery Example:
tailor shop /ˈteɪlə ʃɒp/ Example:
gym /dʒɪm/ (noun) a room or hall with equipment for doing physical exercise, for example in a school Example: They had swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and all that.
library /ˈlaɪbreri/ (noun) a building in which collections of books, newspapers, etc. and sometimes films and recorded music are kept for people to read, study or borrow Example: I often go to the library on Friday morning.
petrol station /ˈpetrəl steɪʃn/ (noun) a place at the side of a road where you take your car to buy petrol, oil, etc. Example:
police station /pəˈliːs steɪʃn/ (noun) the office of a local police force Example: Why did you go to the police station?
cathedral /kəˈθiːdrəl/ (noun) the main church of a district, under the care of a bishop (= a priest of high rank) Example:
concert hall /kənˈsəːt hɔːl/ a large building in which concerts are performed Example: He was the first performer to stride out from the wings of the concert hall to take his seat at the piano.