IELTS Shopping Vocabulary

Part 1-style questions

Examiner: Do you often go shopping for personal items?
Maxine: When I can afford it yes … my college is in the city centre and I do a lot of window shopping … but being a student I’m on a tight budget so I have to be careful with money …

Examiner: Are there many shops where you live?
Jenny: We’ve got a few local shops nearby and a few independent stores but none of the big high street names … I have to go into town for them  …

Examiner: Do you enjoy shopping?
Marco: It depends … I hate it when the sales are on … crowds of people all trying to snap up a bargain … I find it all a bit stressful … I also get annoyed when shop assistants try to give me the hard sell when all I want to do is look around …

Part 2-style task

Describe a time when you bought something for someone. You should say

  • when this was

  • what is was you bought

  • who you bought it for

and say how you felt about buying it for them.

Coleen:  I’d like to tell you about the time … about four years ago … my husband and I bought a computer for our daughter  … she was about to go to university and we’d promised her we would treat her to one … at the time there had been a big advertising campaign for the latest Apple Macbook and our daughter was very keen to have one … she kept telling us they were value for money … even though they seemed very expensive to us … anyway we tried to shop around to see if we could pick up a bargain … this was in the middle of the summer sales and wherever you went prices were being slashed on big brand names … but unfortunately not Apple products … we ended up having to pay the full price … I remember my daughter justifying the cost by pointing out how nice the Apple carrier bag was … but it was lovely to see her so excited and the customer service she’s received during the four years she’s had it has been excellent … so it was value for money after all …

Part 3-style questions

Examiner:  Do you think we will stop using paper money in the future?
Louisa: I think it’s almost certain … at the moment it’s still possible to pay in cash but I’m sure this will change … the problem is people are more likely to get into debt and run up a credit card bill when this happens.

Examiner: How do companies encourage the consumer to spend their money?
Peter: Well … a recent development in my country is something called ‘Black Friday’ where people are encouraged to shop until they drop and buy the latest must-have products … then there are things like loyalty cards to get the customer back in the store …

Examiner: What do you think shops need to do to create a positive shopping experience?
Tania: The main thing for me is not being pressurised to buy … I appreciate that shop assistants are probably on commission but if I’m looking for clothes for example I like to take my time … to try something on … and to ask for help if I need it …

Definitions

  • to break up: to end a romantic relationship

  • to drift apart: to become less close to someone

  • to enjoy someone’s company: to like spending time with someone

  • to fall for: to fall in love

  • to fall head over heels in love: to start to love someone a lot

  • to fall out with: to have a disagreement and stop being friends

  • to get on like a house on fire: to like someone’s company very much indeed

  • to get on well with: to understand someone and enjoy similar interests

  • to get to know: to begin to know someone

  • to go back years: to have known someone for a long time

  • to have a lot in common: to share similar interests

  • to have ups and downs: to have good and bad times

  • a healthy relationship: a good, positive relationship

  • to hit it off: to quickly become good friends with

  • to be in a relationship: to be romantically involved with someone

  • to be just good friends: to not be romantically involved

  • to keep in touch with: to keep in contact with

  • to lose touch with: to not see or hear from someone any longer

  • love at first sight: to fall in love immediately you meet someone

  • to pop the question: to ask someone to marry you

  • to see eye to eye: to agree on a subject

  • to settle down: to give up the single life and start a family

  • to strike up a relationship:  to begin a friendship

  • to tie the knot: to get married

  • to be well matched: to be similar to

  • to work at a relationship: to try to maintain a positive relationship with someone

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