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Shopping conversation questions

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Shopping[edit | edit source]

  • What are your feelings about shopping? Is it a pleasure or a torture?
  • Do you think that men and women have different feelings about shopping?
  • Do you have different feelings about shopping for clothes, shoes, electronic gadgets and food?
  • If you are buying an expensive item, do you compare prices at several shops and the internet?
  • Some shops sell second-hand goods, have you ever used them?
  • Have you ever bought something and then never really used it? What was it and why didn’t you use it?
  • When you shop is it customary to haggle in your country? Are you any good at haggling?
  • Do you think people can become addicted to shopping?
  • Are you more likely to use large retail chains of shops or independent shops/sole traders? What are the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of both styles of retailer?

Internet shopping[edit | edit source]

  • Do you ever shop on the internet? What is your opinion of this way of shopping?
  • Have you ever used Amazon? If so, describe the process of buying on eBay.
  • What is your opinion of the security of buying things on the internet?
  • Consider the following. How likely would you be to buy them on the internet. Give a score of 5 for highly likely and a score of 0 for highly unlikely. Explain why you would, or would not, buy these items on the net.
    • A computer program.
    • Canned food.
    • Fresh fruit and vegetables.
    • Tickets to the cinema.
    • Clothes.
    • Small technology like an mp3 player or an ipod.
    • Large technology like a computer or a TV.
    • Airline tickets.
    • Hotel reservations.
    • A complete package holiday.
    • A CD or books.
    • Purchasing downloaded music.

See also[edit | edit source]