Describe a problem you had while shopping online or while shopping in a store

“Describe a problem you had while shopping online or while shopping in a store” thuộc nhóm chủ đề “Describe an experience (miêu tả trải nghiệm)” là đề bài quan trọng trong phần thi IELTS Speaking Part 2.
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Tác giả

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Bài viết dưới đây sẽ gợi ý bài nói mẫu cho chủ đề “Describe a problem you had while shopping online or while shopping in a store” cùng các câu hỏi thường gặp và hướng dẫn phương pháp trả lời linh hoạt cho topic này.

Đồng thời, bài viết còn giới thiệu về những từ vựng và cách diễn đạt phù hợp. Từ đó giúp tăng điểm trong bài thi nói của thí sinh.

Bài mẫu chủ đề “Describe a problem you had while shopping online or while shopping in a store”

Context

(Bối cảnh)

  • Khi đi nghỉ hè ở Thailand

Content

(Nội dung)

  • Không biết tiếng Anh, cố gắng giao tiếp

  • Bố thích trà và muốn mua nhiều loại, trừ một loại

  • Vì sai sót, cửa hàng lại gói và tính tiền loại bố không thích

Conclusion

(Kết thúc)

  • Nhận ra vấn đề khi sắp lên máy bay về nước, bố rất buồn

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Context

A particular time that I was in a store and had a problem was over the summer when my family and I went on vacation to Thailand.

Content

As most of my family does not speak much English, and the shop worker in the store also did not speak much English, or any Vietnamese, then the responsibility was left on me to attempt to do the communication with the store worker. My father absolutely loves tea and is a huge fan of collecting teas that he likes from each of the places we visit while on vacation. Well, when we went to this fancy tea shop, they were nice enough to let us try multiple different samples of tea. All of the names were in Thai which made it all the more difficult as I can’t read Thai. My father decided that he loved all the teas except one, and so I singled that one out. Around this time my mother pulled my father away to look at things in the window of the next shop over, leaving me to finish the transaction. Right after this we were planning to go to the beach down the street, so I was trying to get some advice about good places to eat around the beach from the staff, and was not paying attention to what they were doing. They ended up only charging me for the tea that my father had specified he didn’t want, then put it in a bag and handed it to me.

Conclusion

We didn’t learn of my error until we were about to board our flight back home to Vietnam. My father was very upset.

Từ vựng chủ đề “Describe a problem you had while shopping online or while shopping in a store”

  • attempt /əˈtempt/(v): Nổ lực, cố gắng

Ví dụ: I will attempt to answer all your questions.

  • single sth out: Chọn ra

Ví dụ: You can't just single out young people when you talk about what's wrong with the country.

  • Charge/tʃɑːdʒ/ (v): Tính tiền

Ví dụ: The fees charged by some companies are excessive.

  • board /bɔːd/ (v): Lên tàu, máy bay,..

Ví dụ: Passengers are waiting to board.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample

  1. What kind of service do you think is good?

I think that what defines good service is respect. Often in stores staff will follow you around very closely in case you need anything because they think that waiting on your hand and foot is good service. While I see the logic behind this I personally disagree and think that it is often an invasion of my personal space.

  • Invasion /ɪnˈveɪʒn/ (n): Sự xâm phạm

Ví dụ: The actress described the photographs of her as an invasion of privacy.

  1. What are the differences between shopping online and in stores?

The biggest difference for me is not being able to physically touch something before buying it. With some things, this doesn’t make much of a difference, pieces of technology for example. Where this becomes a much bigger issue is when shopping for things like clothes. If I cannot try it on first to make sure it fits, or feel the fabric to decide if it will be comfortable, it is very possible that I will not be happy with the purchase after it arrives.

  • fabric /ˈfæbrɪk/(n): Vải

Ví dụ: They sell a wide variety of printed cotton fabric.

Tác giả hy vọng với bài viết trên đây, người học đã hình dung được những câu hỏi trong phần thi Speaking Part 2 & 3 có thể gặp trong chủ đề này, cách lập dàn ý và cách trả lời phù hợp nhất cho từng câu hỏi liên quan đến chủ đề “Describe a problem you had while shopping online or while shopping in a store”.

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