Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market.

You should say
When was it?
Where was the market?
What did you buy?
And how you felt about it?

Note: 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.

Model Answers and follow up questions to describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:

  • Nowadays, different shopping methods are available such as online shopping, street or outdoor market.
  • I think it may be essential to us because it gives us a means of escaping whatever stress we carry with us.
  • Today I would like to talk about a product that I recently bought from the market.

When it was? and Where the market was?

  • Three months ago I went to Delhi to attend my friend’s wedding.
    I reached there two days ago from the wedding day.
  • So my friends and I decided to go to the market for shopping One of my friend’s suggested a famous market named Sarojini Nagar.
  • It’s one of Delhi’s biggest and most important markets and a destination for every girl who wants trendy clothes but at the lowest prices.
  • Sarojini Nagar Market is located in South Delhi and is a popular destination for students, tourists and locals.
  • All types of things such as, From cotton garments to fashionable bags, cosmetics, home furnishings, sweaters, footwear and other accessories, one can get without affecting the budget.

What you bought?

  • I went to many branded shops to buy footwear buy their prices were sky high, so I decided to purchase heels from that market. I purchased it at a very affordable price.
  • I bought two items from there, one was high heel footwear, and another was a handbag.
  • It is black colour footwear. It is very comfortable. my friend and I also bought a handbag.
  • I purchased it because my college bag was tiny, so I always faced problems carrying many things. The bag is black in colour and has three pockets that can quickly bring big and small items.

How you felt about it?

  • I felt very happy because I got products at a very low price but with the best quality.

Conclusion:

  • Next month I again go there for some official work, and I am planning to visit the market for shopping.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • I am a shopaholic, and I love to do shopping, especially from street markets.
  • This is because I love to bargain, and bargaining is not possible in big malls and stores.
  • Here I would like to talk about an item I purchased from a street market in my hometown.

When was it? and Where was the market?

  • Every Saturday, there is a street market in the Model Town area of my hometown.
  • There are about a hundred stalls of all sorts of items
  • I usually go there with my mother and look for all the new things that I can come across.
  • About two months ago I saw a stall with handbags of various brands.
  •  I was surprised to see all branded handbags over there.
  • But when I went closer, I noticed that they were not original; they were copies of famous brands like Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and Coach.
  • Every handbag was below thousand rupees.
  • The originals of the same brands start from about Rs.15,000.

What did you buy?

  • One bag especially caught my fancy.
  • It was a copy of Michael Kors bag.
  • The seller told me that it is for 1000, but I bargained, and I got it for Rs.700
  • It is a black bag and big enough to hold my 13-inch laptop
  • Inside the bag, there are three more bags – one for coins, one for keys, and one for sunglasses
  • I found it a really good deal
  • Ever since I bought it, I use it almost every day
  • Only a true connoisseur can tell the difference between real and fake.
  • My aunt has a similar original Michael Kors purse, and she takes it out only on special occasions.

And how you felt about it?

  • I feel happy that I can use my bag daily without having to worry about spoiling it.
  • Sometimes my mother also uses it when she goes shopping.

Conclusion:

  • Although it is faux leather, it is very sturdy and looks like real leather.
  • So, this is the item I bought recently from a street market.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market”.

1. What kind of markets are there in India?
India is a diverse country. All types of markets are out there in India. There are malls, supermarkets, outlet malls, street markets, and small street shops.

2. Do you think small markets will disappear in the future?
No, I do not think small markets will disappear in the future because they have their own importance. One has to specially make a plan to go to these big malls which are outside the main cities. Small shops cater to the immediate needs of the people. So small shops small markets will never disappear although they might suffer a decrease in sales.

3. Have people’s shopping habits changed in recent years?
Yes, people have started shopping online, and going to small markets and shopping malls has gone down. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has also given a big boost to online shopping trends, and this change has come around only in the last year or two.

4. What are the differences between shopping in street markets and big shopping malls?In big shopping malls, the prices are fixed, and there the people pick up things on their own, and there is nobody to tell them about the products. However, in street markets, there is a lot of bargaining, and the products are described in detail by the salespersons.

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Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market IELTS cue card

Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Nowadays, different shopping methods are available such as online shopping, street or outdoor market.
I think it may be essential to us because it gives us a means of escaping whatever stress we carry with us.
Today I would like to talk about a product that I recently bought from the market.
When it was? and Where the market was?
Three months ago I went to Delhi to attend my friend’s wedding.
I reached there two days ago from the wedding day.
So my friends and I decided to go to the market for shopping One of my friend’s suggested a famous market named Sarojini Nagar.
It’s one of Delhi’s biggest and most important markets and a destination for every girl who wants trendy clothes but at the lowest prices.
Sarojini Nagar Market is located in South Delhi and is a popular destination for students, tourists and locals.
All types of things such as, From cotton garments to fashionable bags, cosmetics, home furnishings, sweaters, footwear and other accessories, one can get without affecting the budget.
What you bought?
I went to many branded shops to buy footwear buy their prices were sky high, so I decided to purchase heels from that market. I purchased it at a very affordable price.
I bought two items from there, one was high heel footwear, and another was a handbag.
It is black colour footwear. It is very comfortable. my friend and I also bought a handbag.
I purchased it because my college bag was tiny, so I always faced problems carrying many things. The bag is black in colour and has three pockets that can quickly bring big and small items.
How you felt about it?
I felt very happy because I got products at a very low price but with the best quality.
Conclusion:
Next month I again go there for some official work, and I am planning to visit the market for shopping.