9月变题季，雅思口语新题陆续上线，本篇的雅思口语新题为——Describe a good experience of online shopping网购。
Describe a good experience of online shopping
You should say:
When it happened
What you bought
Why you bought it
And explain why you think it was a good experience
I’m not a person who is addicted to online shopping, and instead, I prefer go shopping in off-line stores so that I can ensure the product quality. While I have undergone a really good experience of online shopping, which changed my previous ideas for online shopping. This experience happened three years ago and I buy some pairs of earrings in a store on Taobao, because many earrings in local stores are too expensive and I didn’t think their quality worth such high prices. My friends suggest me that I can have a try on Taobao. With not high expectations for those products, I was surprised with their quality when I received them. Besides they looked the same in the photos on Taobao, they look much more delicate and worth more value. Some pairs of earrings are really cute and even now, when I wear them out, my friends would like to ask me where I buy them. The better quality with lower prices is the main reason why I think this online shopping experience is good. What’s more, before I confirm the order, the service people online was very nice and patient. I still remember she gave me some suggestions and offered me a voucher for my first order. Another thing made me satisfied was the quick transportation. I received the parcel just one day after I confirm the order, really amazing speed. That was a pleasant online shopping experience, and I felt like to shop next time in that store.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping?
For the advantages, I think convenience is the major one of online shopping which makes it possible for us to shop at home. Besides, in China, another big advantage of online shopping is cheaper goods especially on Taobao. Without costs of stores, goods on Taobao usually are much cheaper than the same ones in the department stores. There are also disadvantages, for example, the product quality cannot be guaranteed. It should be an experience for everyone, the good looks quite different from the photo and its quality is far less than expectation. Another disadvantage should be the security of personal information.
Do you think it is safe to shop online?
I think there is the risk of the safety of personal information, but we have to admit that it is a trend for customers to shop online. So what we can do is to take some actions to protect our personal information as much as possible, like not exposing our real names and buying things on reliable online platforms. Although it is not absolutely safe, by such actions we can decrease the risk.
Do you think government should impose more control on online shopping?
Yes, I think so, government should impose more control especially in two aspects. Firstly, the safety of personal payment online should be the focus because citizens care more about this. In order to promote online shopping, it is the government’s responsibility to create a safer environment for citizens. Secondly, government should set rules for auditing qualifications of companies, so that customers can trust more on online shopping.