IELTS Speaking Part 1 SHOPPING

SHOPPING

  1. Are there many shops near your home?
    Yes, there are. As my city has increasingly developed, small stores and shopping malls are omnipresent. In my neighborhood, products of these shops are very diverse and up to the mark, accommodating the shopping demands of its residents.
  2. Do you like shopping (Why/ Why not)?
    Of course, I enjoy swimming a lot. Shopping activities relieve my stress, especially when feel overloaded with work. In my opinion, it is also a chance for us to compare the quality of goods and acquire a better taste in things.
  3. Who usually does the shopping in your home?
    Well, it may be my mother. Every morning, she goes to the store to choose hygienic and fresh food for our family’s meals. Her favorite pastime is buying second -hand clothes in small markets. Sometimes, when I’m free, I go with her to a big supermarket to purchase basic necessities like shampoos or soaps.
  4. How often do you buy something in a shop?
    Very often, as I rarely have time for window-shopping? Practically, I always make a list-tobuy before going to stores and markets, and hardly leave without a shopping bill.
  5. What kind of shopping do you like doing?
    To be honest I dislike most shopping. When I need a pair of shoes I just buy the first ones I see. When I was younger though I was a bit of a shopaholic and went on shopping sprees all the time – mostly for music and gadgets.
  6. Is shopping a popular activity in your country?
    Yes, it’s very popular. Saturday is the busiest shopping day, and lots of people treat shopping as a kind of leisure activity, rather than something practical.
  7. What types of shops do teenagers like best in your country?
    That’s a really hard question to answer because there are so many different shops. But I guess the new shopping malls are where most young people go and they are more popular nowadays than the old markets. That’s probably because there are more facilities there and they’re just cooler and nicer places to be – outside can be really hot in my country, especially during daytime.
  8. Do you like (going) shopping?
    Option 1: Well, I love shopping because spending time on some of my favorite and essential things makes me feel happy. It is my favorite time pass which always elevates my mood.
    Option 2: Actually, I don’t like to go shopping very frequently. As far as I think, it’s a waste of time and money. We should spend our earnings very carefully as we burn the midnight oil to be financially strong. So, we should spend on our needs not on accessories.
  9. Do you spend much when you go shopping?
    I usually don’t intend to spend much money when I go shopping because I believe that purchasing things from the concrete stores are definitely more expensive than the online store. Therefore I always just buy some necessities from the local supermarket.
  10. Do you prefer to go shopping alone?
    Well, it depends. When I’m busy, I just make a list of what I need, then go to store, buy those things and get out. But usually at the weekends, I really like shopping for clothes and shoes with my best friend. She knows my style and she can help me choose stuff that looks great on me.
  11. What do you usually buy when you go shopping?
    Option 1: Actually I only buy some groceries and food when I go shopping in the nearby supermarket. I get other things like outfits, electronic devices, and books from the online store. Option 2: It depends on what I want to buy. So if it’s just some grocery, I’d like to go to a big store where I can pick up almost everything on my shopping list. If I’m going to buy some clothes, I’d probably go to a boutique.
  12. When do you usually go shopping?
    I only shop when there is a festival coming up, like spring festival or Christmas. That’s the time when I could get lots of goods’ discount.
  13. Who does most of the shopping in your household?
    There isn’t one person who does most of the shopping. I’d say it’s a shared responsibility because we tend to go shopping together as a family.
  14. Where do you normally shop?
    It depends slightly on what sort of shopping I’m doing. If I’m just doing the groceries, I’ll go to the supermarket, but if I need a little retail therapy then I generally go to the retail park where there’s every sort of shop available and I can window shop to my heart’s content.
  15. When you do go shopping?
    Typically I do the shopping at the weekend. There are times though when I’ll pop out to the local corner shop or newsagents if I need a paper or a bottle of milk.
  16. Do you prefer to shop in big stores or small shops?
    I mostly prefer to shop in department stores. You get a much better selection there and the customer service is generally much better too. Sometimes I go to small boutiques for clothes shopping – it can be more fun.
  17. Is there any kind of shopping you don’t enjoy?
    To be honest I dislike most shopping. When I need a pair of shoes I just buy the first ones I see. When I was younger though I was a bit of a shopaholic and went on shopping sprees all the time – mostly for music and gadgets.
  18. Have you ever bought anything online?
    Yes I have and I shop online fairly regularly. I do my grocery shopping online nowadays because it’s much more convenient to have it delivered to your door isn’t it? And you get a discount if you use your loyalty card. But I still prefer to shop for clothes on the high street. I prefer to try things on before I buy them.
  19. Do you like shopping on the internet?
    Option 1: Absolutely! I love to shop on the internet because online shopping offers many advantages over traditional shopping. First and foremost, some online stores have amazing collections for every age group. Secondly, we can buy anything through the net without going to crowded marketplaces and it’s a hustle free process. Thirdly, return policies have made it more attractive. Last but not the least, these stores have competitive prices for leading brands. Option 2: Well, I am not very fond of online shopping. And the reason behind this is my poor experience. Most of the products which I bought through the internet were defective and duplicate. My credit card information was also misused. So, I always prefer traditional shopping over the internet.
  20. What are the advantages of shopping online?
    I suppose the biggest advantage is that you normally get much more choice than you do on the high street. The you go online you can get something from almost any country in the world now – that’s not exactly the same as in regular shops where you just find the same old produce.
  21. What kind of shops is most popular where you live?
    That’s a really hard question to answer because there are so many different shops. But I guess the new shopping malls are where most people go and they are more popular nowadays than the old markets. That’s probably because there are more facilities there and they’re just warmer and nicer places to be – outside can be cold in winter!
  22. Would you like to work in a shop?
    No, I’m not interested in retail at all. You never know how difficult some customers can be dealt with. I honestly don’t like to deal with that.

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