Speaking Follow up Questions a Shop that Has Opened in Your Hometown IELTS EXAM

Speaking Follow-up Questions: A shop that has opened in your hometown

Question: Do you think shopping is an important part of life?

Yes, shopping is an important part of life. Everybody needs things, and they have to buy them from the markets.

Question: Do men and women have the same attitudes towards shopping?


Although, gender differences are disappearing, but in some ways there are some differences. Women generally shop for household items and clothes, and men go for electronic gadgets.

Question: Why do you think some people are “crazy about” shopping?

Some people are crazy about shopping because they are shopaholics. They are lured by the things available in the markets and cannot resist buying them.

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Question: Why do you think online shopping has become so popular?

Online shopping has become popular primarily due to two reasons. Firstly, It’s very convenient for people to buy anything online by just clicking on a button. They don’t have to spend time on going to shops or in finding car parking. Secondly, eCommerce companies offer a lot of discounts online, hence making the products cheaper than their retail prices.

Question: Do you think credit cards are a good thing?

In many ways credit cards are good, but there are some disadvantages also.

Question: What are the Advantages ot credit cards?

* Firstly, you can use them practically everywhere, even overseas.

*They can also boost your purchasing power because they can be used to buy goods and services over the phone, through the mail and online.

* They provide financial backup in the event of an emergency, such as an unexpected healthcare cost, job loss or auto repair. For instance, if a person is on a holiday and has a medical emergency, he will have no problem in paying the hospital bills.

* Credit cards allow you to purchase and pay off items in monthly installments.

* They also offer discounts and rewards at stores. For instance, when you make purchases using the credit card you can collect points, which accumulate and can be used to get free items, such as airline tickets. Some cards may offer cash back as an incentive to use the card.

* They can help build your credit history. A person with a good credit history does not face problems when applying for a loan for any reason.

* Credit cards also keep a record of your expenses, helping you to monitor your financial activities.

Question: What are the Disadvantages of credit cards

* The most dangerous part of credit cards is not paying them off on time, and once you fall behind by one payment late fees, interest, and penalties build very fast because of which many people find themselves sunk in credit card debt with no way out.

* Another big disadvantage is the hidden costs. There is the start-up fees and processing fees and also the annual fees, which is quite an amount.

Question: How is shopping today different to several decades ago?

Shopping today is very different to several decades ago.

Question: Which is more popular in your country, shopping in shopping malls or shopping online?

Both are equally popular. Online shopping is gaining a lot of popularity. Malls also lure customers by attractive discounts.

Question: In what ways do you think “globalization” is changing shopping?

Because of globalization, online shopping has become very popular. Even in malls all foreign brands are available. So globalization has in a way revolutionized shopping.

Question: What changes do you think we will see in the future concerning shopping?

I think, online shopping will become even more popular in the future.

Question: Which do you think better, buying things online or buying things in real shops?

I think it’s really hard to decide which one is better because both of them offer their unique advantages. For example, online shopping provides you the comfort of ordering anything in the world with just a click of a button. In contrast, retail shopping provides you a great experience and the ability to feel the product before making a buying decision.

Question: How do people pay for things they buy online?

People normally pay through their Credit Cards or use Online Banking to make purchases. But nowadays eCommerce companies have also started providing the option of Cash on Delivery, i.e. people can pay when they receive the product

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