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Shopping 01

Try this KS3 Geography quiz about shopping. The earliest shopping centres were markets, but these were generally temporary. Traders would arrive in the market place or market hall and set up their stall for the day then move on to the next one. In cities, shopping could be done on the high street of most towns and cities. In the 1950s and 1960s, shopping patterns changed. Before then, it was normally the women in a household that shopped. They walked to the local shops and bought what they needed for the day.

Town centre redevelopment in the 1960s and 1970s saw the building of shopping precincts. These were traffic-free paved areas which were almost all shops. The next development was the construction of indoor shopping centres. These had shops on multiple levels and were totally enclosed in a building. The first of these in the UK was at Brent Cross near London. Now, there are many out-of-town shopping centres. These mainly attract large businesses. These offer many benefits to shoppers and large businesses, but one of the big disadvantages is that smaller retailers in town centres struggle to make enough money to stay open.

Where are large department stores usually found?
City centre
Council estate
Industrial estate
Inner suburbs
Many of these opened in the early twentieth century when people still shopped regularly in city centres. A lot of these companies have been put out of business by people going to out-of-town shopping centres
Cheap items, bought often, are called what?
Consolidated goods
Convenience goods
Emergency goods
Subsistence goods
For example bread, milk, newspapers
What does CBD stand for?
Central Business District
City Banking Department
Clothing Bargain Day
Controlled Business Development
This is the area near the centre of a town or city where most of the commerce is found
The area a shop serves is the sphere of what?
A shop needs a large 'sphere of influence' in order to thrive
What sort of map best shows the sphere of influence?
Flow map
Street map
Tidal map
Treasure map
A flow map can be used to show movement of almost anything, including shoppers
Primark and H&M are examples of what?
Chain stores
Retail parks
Shopping parades
A series of shops owned by one company
Who would object most to internet shopping?
A disabled person
A family in a remote area
A shop assistant
Someone who works long hours
They could lose their job if the shop loses customers
What word means 'settlements put into order of size or importance'?
You will see this word used in many different contexts
The Trafford Centre is on the outskirts of which city?
It's in Trafford Park just west of Manchester
Which is not an argument against out-of-town shopping centres?
Their goods are dearer
They are often built on farmland
They cause competition for traditional shops
They cause increased traffic
As well as the advantages, out-of-town shopping centres have disadvantages too
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Human and physical geography

Author:  Jan Crompton

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