A shop near where you live that you sometimes use - Cue Card # 838

[The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand over to you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes.]

Describe a shop near where you live that you sometimes use.

You should say:

  • what sorts of product or service it sells
  • what the shop looks like
  • where it is located

and explain why you use this shop.

[Instruction: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

[Examiner: All right? Remember you have one to two minutes for this, so don't worry if I stop you. I'll tell you when the time is up. Can you start speaking now, please?]

Model Answer 1:

There are several shops near where I live that I frequent, but there is one in particular that I visit more often than others. It is a small convenience store that sells a wide range of everyday products and services. The name of this shop is "Daily Grocers". For this topic, I will describe this shop, its location, and why I use it. But before I do so, I would like to thank you for the time and opportunity to let me talk about this shop.

What sorts of product or service it sells:
The convenience store sells a variety of products and services, including groceries, gift items, pens and papers, cosmetics, snacks, fruits, household items, stationery, books and drinks. They also offer services like photocopying and printing. The shop is stocked with a good range of products, which makes it convenient for me to purchase things that I need quickly.

What the shop looks like:
The shop is a small, but neat and organized store. The front of the shop has a large glass window that allows customers to see inside. The interior of the shop is brightly lit, with shelves and racks filled with products. The aisles are well-organized, making it easy for customers to find what they are looking for.

Where it is located:
The shop is located just a few minutes walk from my apartment building, on a busy street. It is situated in a small commercial area that has several shops and restaurants. The location is convenient for me because I can easily pop in and out of the shop when I need to pick up something quickly.

And explain why you use this shop:
I use this shop because it is convenient and has everything I need. The location is ideal, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The owner of this shop is a middle-aged lady who is very amiable and well-mannered. Also, the prices are reasonable, which makes it an affordable option for me. I find it to be a reliable and trustworthy store, and I appreciate the convenience of being able to buy what I need at a moment's notice.

Sample Answer 2:
Thank you for this nice topic. For it, I'll tell you about a shop where I often visit to purchase some important items at least once or twice a week. This shop is conveniently located near my house. 

In fact, living in a small town has its perks, and one of them is being able to enjoy personalized shopping experiences from local businesses. I have a favourite shop near where I live, which I often use for various reasons.

The shop I'm talking about is a bookstore that sells all kinds of books, including novels, comics, magazines, newspapers, and academic books. In addition to books, the shop also offers stationery items like pens, papers, and pencils, as well as some educational toys and games.

The bookstore is located in the heart of the town, just a few minutes walk from my house. It is a small but cosy shop, with wooden shelves lined up neatly, displaying books and other products. The shop's exterior is decorated with a large glass window, which showcases the latest books and stationery items available.

I love reading, and this bookstore is the perfect place to find my favourite books. I appreciate the variety of options available, from classics to contemporary books. Besides, the shop owner is very friendly and knowledgeable about books, and he always recommends me some excellent reads. Moreover, the convenience of its location makes it easy for me to pop in and browse the new releases whenever I have some spare time.I would highly recommend this shop to anyone looking for an excellent read or stationery items.

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