IELTS Speaking Cue Card August 2017: A shop that Opened Recently.

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Talk about a new shop that opened recently in your locality. Please say

– What does it sell?
– Did you shop there and with whom?
– Do you think it’s going to be popular?


Invest one minute in brainstorming about this topic’s questions. If you’ve not read my advice on developing each answer in a proper way, please read the lesson on speaking.

PLUS, you can implement the idea of collocations in this answer. Here is the link to a truly useful article: Lessons in speaking – collocations.

Writing this answer requires you to first identify your taste. Imagine the product first – clothes, chocolates, food, shoes, jewelry, etcetera. Let me write this answer on a chocolate shop.

I live in a Chandigarh, a cosmopolitan city. The variety of food in this city is astonishing. You’ll easily find Thai, Continental, Chinese, Bengali, Italian, and Punjabi food outlets. (Introductory sentences)

However, recently a unique chocolate shop opened near my home. It sells chocolates from different parts of the world. (What does it sell?)

Since my brother and I love chocolates, we visit this shop every weekend and purchase European and South American to Chinese and Indonesian products. We really like indulging in Belgian dark chocolates. (Shop and with whom?)

The shop opened barely a week ago, and I can see people crowding the place in search of their favorite chocolate. I think the shop is doing a healthy business and making a good profit. It is already popular with customers and with an optimum mix of marketing, service, and quality, it will be successful in the long-term. (Popular?)


– What are the benefits of big stores in comparison to small shops?
– Why do people like to buy things from small shops?
– How can the government help small shopkeepers?
– What is the importance of local shops for the community?

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