Module 16 Shopping and Communication on the Internet | Module 17 Netiquette 

  1. 16/1 IELTS Speaking Lesson about Shopping
    1. Part 1 Speaking Vocabulary: Shopping, Collocations, Phrasal Verbs
    2. Part 2 Debates and Discussions about Shopping
    3. Part 3 Online shopping: A good or a bad thing?
    4. Part 4 Online versus offline shopping
    5. Part 4/1 Idioms to talk about Shopping
  2. Part 5 Questions to the topic:
  3. 16/2 IELTS Speaking Lesson about Shopping and Consumerism
    1. The Pros and Cons of Consumerism What is consumerism?
  4. Module 17 Netiquette 

16/1 IELTS Speaking Lesson about Shopping

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Part 1 Speaking Vocabulary: Shopping, Collocations, Phrasal Verbs

To buy
to purchase (formal)
to pick up (informal)
Cheap (adj.)
inexpensive
low-priced goods / food
affordable goods / clothes
Expensive (adj.)
dear
costly

A shop (n.) = A store (n.) (US)
To shop (v.)
To shop for clothes / food
To shop around = to look for the best price
To do the weekly shop / shopping = buy food for the whole week
To go shopping for clothes / food

Collocations
A shopping mall / centre
To go window shopping = look in shops without buying
A High-street shop (baker’s, butcher’s newsagents…)
A Corner shop
Retail shops = shops that sells to customers
Wholesale shops = sells to businesses/shops
A One-stop shop = one shop that sells everything you need
To shop till you drop = to shop for hours

Вправа 1 для самоперевірки (відкрито до 10/11): Try this Kahoot! https://kahoot.it/challenge/08850745?challenge-id=e1787100-b439-4ba2-96eb-757f7628f739_1666164065106

Phrasal Verbs
To pay for = to buy
Can I pay for this with cash?
To sell out = to have no more stock
They have sold out of those lovely cup cakes
To set s.o. back = to cost (someone an amount of money)
It set me back about 20 USD
To splash out = to spend a lot of money
I like to splash out on new clothes in the Spring sales

Вправа 2 для самоперeвірки з оцінкою Module 16 Part 1

Part 2 Debates and Discussions about Shopping

Enjoying shopping
It tends to depend on…..
That depends….
I love browsing shops = going from shop to shop
I’m an impulsive shopper = I buy things whenever I feel like it, without planning
I’m a shopaholic = I am (almost) addicted to shopping
I like to window shop, as I don’t have much money to spend on clothes.
I like to see all the different things on display
Aisle (n.) — passageway, corridor (in a shop, church, airplane…)
I like to walk along the aisles in my local supermarket.
The snack aisle is my favourite.
I do, my local supermarket gives us coupons or vouchers that offer discounts to incentivise (=motivate) us shop more
Adverts are ever-more (=increasingly) cunning (=clever) and attractive.
The adverts grab my attention / capture my attention
A brick and mortar shop = a physical shop

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Part 3 Online shopping: A good or a bad thing?

Bad Things
It’s an inevitable thing
It’s a shame that so many physical shops are disappearing
So many companies are going out of business due to COVID.
All of the following mean “to go out of business”
To close down
To go into liquidation
To go bankrupt
To go belly up
Unfortunately we lose the personal touch of chatting and socialising
with other shoppers and shop assistants when we shop online
It’s not a good thing as we don’t know which sites to trust.
I am always wary (=careful with) of online payments, I mean you hear of so many scams (=dishonest attempts to get your money), so is it really safe and secure?
Good Things
The rise of online shopping means we can busy things from anywhere in the world, at the click of a button (=immediately)
Online shopping makes the purchase of most things much easier and more convenient.
Online shopping has been a lifesaver during COVID. It’s easy to get anything, even everyday essentials like food.

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  • What are good things of online shopping for you?
  • What are bad things of online shopping for you?

Part 4 Online versus offline shopping

I prefer _ I lean towards __ (=I like/prefer)
Online shopping saves time. It saves a ton of time.
It depends on what I am buying
I like physical shopping because I can try stuff on. (Clothes)
I like physical shopping because I can try stuff out. (Electronic things)
I can actually touch the products if I am in a real shop
Online shopping is much more practical and the delivery is usually pretty quick.
With the rise of companies like Amazon, then online delivery is very fast nowadays.
Online shopping is fun, if you like opening boxes.
I shop online for clothes a lot, but you never know if the size is going to fit, so there is always a bit of a risk.
Despite the convenience that comes with online shopping I still prefer offline shopping as it enables me to inspect my goods before paying.

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Part 4/1 Idioms to talk about Shopping

To cost an arm and a leg = to be expensive
My new bike cost an arm ’n’ a leg
I paid over the odds for it = I paid too much
I paid through the nose = I paid too much
It was going for a song = it’s cheap
I like retail therapy, it cheers me up! = shopping that makes you happy
To talk shop = talk about your work (usually negative)
He is so boring, he is always talking shop at parties.

Part 5 Questions to the topic:

Do you prefer online or offline shopping? (see Part4 )

Describe something you bought and felt happy with

What are the differences between men’s and women’s shopping habits?

What is the product which is consumed most in your country? 

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16/2 IELTS Speaking Lesson about Shopping and Consumerism

The Pros and Cons of Consumerism
What is consumerism?

What is consumerism?

  1. The protection of consumer rights.
  2. The preoccupation with buying more and more.
The AdvantagesThe Disadvantages
Access
• We can follow the latest fashions and fads.
• We can buy items from all over the world.
• We have a wider choice of products to buy.
• We are often spoilt for choice.
• Technology has made consumerism so easy, we can buy stuff at the click of a button.
Therapy
Buying something new is a kind of therapy (make us happy), it can
cheer us up (make happy) no end (a lot)
Growth
More consumption can lead to economic growth
Values
• A consumer society can lead to a distortion of values, where people value material things rather than relationships.
• Obsession with materialism
• Mental health problems
Addiction
We can become addicted to shopping and only find happiness in the next ‘hit’ or purchase
Debt (/det/)
To be in debt = to owe money
With the influence of marketing, people end of living beyond their means as they try to keep up with the Joneses
• To live beyond your means = spend more than you earn
• To keep up with the Joneses = to try to have a lifestyle as good as your neighbours
Environment
Excessive production has a negative impact on the environment, mainly because industries like the clothes industry use non-renewable resources
• We will have resource depletion
• A wasteful lifestyle
• Too much waste
• The ‘throw away culture’

Вправа для самоперевірки: Try the Kahoot Game to review vocabulary from this lesson: https://kahoot.it/challenge/005549769

Module 17 Netiquette 

Netiquette (net + etiquette) is the “code of conduct” applied to online spaces. 

Мережевий етикет (net + etiquette) — це «кодекс поведінки», який застосовується до онлайн-просторів.

17/1 Вправа для самоперевірки: Try the Kahoot Game to review vocabulary from this lesson: The rules of Netiquette

17/2 Опрацюйте статтю ONLINE ETIQUETTE: 14 NETIQUETTE RULES ONLINE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW і заповни таблицю відповідей за прикладом: