Your Favourite Shop là một chủ đề hay gặp trong IELTS Speaking Part 2. Tuy nhiên, việc cụ thể một chủ đề sẽ có phần gây khó khăn cho nhiều bạn vì cần phải sử dụng vốn từ vựng đặc biệt chuyên ngành. Do đó, trước khi bắt tay vào chuẩn bị câu trả lời cho chủ đề này, các bạn nên tham khảo bài viết dưới đây để nắm vững một số kiến thức cần thiết.

1. Từ vựng về Your Favourite Shop

carrier bags (n) Túi đựng đồ của khách hàng sau khi đã thanh toán

high street (n) Khu phố toạ lạc những cửa hàng và văn phòng quan trọng

loyalty card (n) Thẻ khách hàng thân thiết

must-have product (n) sản phẩm ai cũng muốn có

advertising campaign (n) các chiến dịch quảng cáo để hấp dẫn khách màng

big brand name: những công ty hoặc sản phẩm được biết đến rộng rãi

independent store: cửa hàng độc lập với công ty chủ

to slash prices: giảm giá sâu

flea market (n) Hội chợ, nơi thường bán những đồ đã qua sử dụng hoặc rất rẻ

retail therapy (n) Giải toả ức chế bằng cách mua sắm

bargain hunting (n) Săn sale

knock-down price (n) giá sập sàn

to browse: lướt qua cửa hàng nhưng không có ý định mua gì

splurge: tiêu nhiều tiền vào việc mua sắm

an impulse buy (n) Mua một thứ gì đó theo cảm tính, không dự tính trước

flash sale (n) Giảm giá sâu, thường chỉ kéo dài trong 1 thời gian ngắn

to be careful with money: chi tiêu cẩn thận

to get into debt: nợ nần

to give someone the hard sell: đặt áp lực lên ai đó để mua hàng

a pay in cash: trả bằng tiền mặt

to pay the full price: trả toàn bộ

to shop until you drop: vung tiền mua sắm

to snap up a bargain: tranh thủ mua đồ giảm giá (trước khi ai đó lấy mất)

to try something on: thử đồ

to be value for money: đáng tiền mua

2. Cue card và bài mẫu thường gặp về Your Favourite Shop

Describe your favourite shop. You should say:

- where it is

- what types of products/items it sells

- what sort of people go there and shop

- and explain why you like the shop so much.  

Answer 1:

Thank you very much for this nice candidate task card topic. "Zara's Home" is my favourite shop where I often go and shop for various items. It is specialized in making and selling home decoration objects and furniture. Their collection is huge, and I even love to browse the beautiful items they have on display.

The shop is located in a shopping mall named Mall of Arabia in Juhayna Square in Cairo. This is a great shop for purchasing home decoration items and modern furniture. It sells a wide range of products and the range of products include - different showpieces, souvenir items, duvets, pillows, cushion pads, duvet covers, bedsheets, pillowcases, quilts, blankets, cushions, rugs, curtains; bath accessories like towels, bathmats, bathrobes, baskets, shower curtains; table accessories like tablecloths and napkins, table runners, placemats, kitchen textiles, dinnerware, plate charger, bowls, mugs, serving dishes, glassware, cutlery, trays, napkin ring; loungewear, home fragrances and more. Among the furniture items, they have wooden beds, sofa sets, dining tables, chairs, bookshelves and so on.

Many local people as well and foreign tourists flock to the shop every day. Souvenir items are famous among foreign tourists whereas local shoppers mostly go there to purchase home decor items, culinary tool and furniture. Since this is an exclusive shop that has many rare and expensive items, mostly upper-middle-class and rich people go there to shop. In terms of the gender of the customers, I believe this shop attracts more female shoppers than their male counterpart.

I like this shop due to its superior product quality and unique collection. Their after-sales service is also great, and they have a customer-friendly return policy. Since I have been visiting this shop and purchasing different products from them for more than 5 years so, the owner knows me personally and often offer me a cup of coffee whenever I go there. This makes me even more fond of the shop. In fact, this is my favourite shop. What more a customer can expect from a shop when he or she is treated well by the owner and get quality products from there! It has to be my favourite shop.

Answer 2:

Thank you very much for this great topic. Madrid has many different brand shops but when it comes to footwear, I prefer Coimbra. This is a special shop which is also my favourite.

The brand outlet, which happens to be my favourite shop, is located in the centre of the city and has a huge collection. Since the outlet is situated at a convenient location, it is accessible from any part of the city. It remains open from 9:00 in the morning till midnight and it is perhaps the largest shoe-selling store in the whole city. I am not sure when it was launched, but for as long as I remember, it was always there. I went there for the first time with my father, which would be at least 20 years ago.

The shop is renowned for selling various types of footwear including boots, heels, loafers, sandals, roller skates, slippers, sneakers, tennis shoes, track shoes, work boots, party shoes and many other formal and casual footwear. In fact, it has a rich collection of numerous types of shoes for children, male and female. They come in different styles and shapes. Moreover, the shop sells quality products and the price is reasonable. The shop has become specialised in footwear in the surrounding areas.

Well, everybody loves this shop because it has something to offer to everyone. If someone is looking for really expensive party shoes, hiking shoes or a cheap pair of casual sandals, this place is for them. This is why people from all walks of life and all ages rush there when it comes to buying a nice pair of shoes. It is most popular among athletes, students, executives and fashionable women.

I like this shop very much because it sells the types of shoes I like - be it a pair of sandals or a pair of boots. They have an uncanny ability to blend fashion and comfort in every pair of shoes they make or import. Their collection is rich, without a doubt, and their salespersons are very cordial. Furthermore, they have a standard return policy, ambient environment, and good customer care system which I like very much.

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