Shopping Malls



A shopping mall, or shopping center, is a complex of shops in one or more building with interconnecting walkways that allows customers walk to different places, and be protected from foul weather.

Many early shopping arcades such as the Burlington Arcade in London and numerous arcades in Paris are still in use. However, many smaller arcades have been demolished, replaced with large malls, often accessible by vehicle. Technical innovations such as electric lighting and escalators were introduced from the late 19th century.

From the late 20th century, entertainment venues such as movie theaters and restaurants began to be added.

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1. Are there shopping malls in your town or city? How many shopping malls are in your city?

2. What is the most popular shopping center? Describe the biggest shopping mall.

3. Shopping malls are very popular among people. People love going to shopping malls. True or false?

4. I love shopping malls. Yes or no? How often do you and your friends visit shopping malls?

Do any of your friends have “mall fever”? Are shopping malls especially popular among teenagers and young people? What do they do there?

5. What do people in general do in shopping malls? What can people do in shopping malls?




6. Do people do all, most, some, a few or none of their shopping at shopping malls?

7. About when did the first shopping mall appear in your city?

8. Was there a time when many shopping malls were built in your country? Are more shopping malls being built?

9. I want to work in a shopping center. Yes or no? Do you know anyone who works in a shopping mall?

10. Are there many TV shows or movies that feature shopping malls?

11. What will happen in the future?



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