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
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
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

dry cleaners
dry cleaners /drʌɪ ˈkliːnərz/
a shop where clothes, curtains, etc. are cleaned, especially with chemicals

electrical shop
electrical shop /ɪˈlɛktrɪk(ə)l ʃɒp/
where you buy electrical

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
garden centre /ˈɡɑːrdn sentər/
(noun) a place that sells plants, seeds, garden equipment, etc.

gift shop
gift shop /ˈɡɪft ʃɑːp/
(noun) a shop that sells souvenirs and small items that are suitable for giving as presents

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
liquor store /ˈlɪkər stɔːr/
(noun) a shop that sells alcoholic drinks in bottles and cans to take away

cafe /kæˈfeɪ/
(noun) a place where you can buy drinks and simple meals. Alcohol is not usually served in British or American cafes .

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

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
florist shop /ˈflɒrɪst ʃɒp/
is the production, commerce, and trade in flowers.

greengrocer's shop
greengrocer's shop /ˈɡriːnɡrəʊsəz ʃɒp/


stationer /ˈsteɪʃənər/
(noun) a person who owns or manages a shop selling stationery

tailor shop
tailor shop /ˈteɪlə ʃɒp/


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
petrol station /ˈpetrəl steɪʃn/
(noun) a place at the side of a road where you take your car to buy petrol, oil, etc.

police station
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)

concert hall
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.