Speaking Guideline Shopping PART3
Things to buy
- What typical things can visitors to your country buy?
candidate : If the visitor loves shopping, Toronto’s famous mall is the place to be. A rich collection of antiques, local products, electronic gadgets and other necessary things make the shopping malls here the hot favorites among visiting tourists.
- What things do teenagers like to buy in your country?
candidate : I think that they’re into clothes, and makeup. They’re interested in shopping. If they want to look girly, they go to Forever 21, H&M, and Gap. If they wish to look more tomboy, they could still shop in those stores, but they could also go to an emporium like Urban Outfitters. Mind you, they prefer to find sales since they are teeners, they don’t have sufficient money.
- Do you think we will stop using paper money in the future?
candidate : It’s not likely that paper money will completely vanish at any time in the near future. It is true that electronic transactions have become more and more common over the last few decades and there is no reason why this trend will not continue.
- How do companies encourage the consumer to spend their money?
candidate : The tools companies employ to get their customers to buy their stuffs have grown ever more sophisticated, with marketers even using misleading measurements to design product packaging and appeal to their deepest desires.Consumer experience these days is not simply designed, it’s engineered.
- Is it a good idea to save money?
candidate : In my point of view, the importance of saving money is simple: It allows you to enjoy greater security in your life. If you have cash set aside for emergencies, you have a fallback should something unexpected happen. And if you have savings set aside for discretionary expenses, you may be able to take risks or try new things.
- Do you think that people are happier if they have money? Why? (not)?
candidate : Well, research shows that income has a positive relationship with happiness or life satisfaction although, it is not a straight line. As income increases, its added contribution to life contentment becomes smaller. The impact of additional income is greatest among those who have little money, but it does not stop mattering, even after someone is able to meet basic needs.
- What can shops do to make shopping more pleasant for their customers?
candidate : I think it’s important to give nice, comfortable and pleasant atmosphere to the store. Perhaps they can set up nice lighting and cute wallpapers. I’d like it if shop clerks don’t talk too much to customers. There are some employees who stick around customers until they buy something or leave.
- Do you think that in the future people will do most of their shopping using the internet? Why? Why not?
candidate : Yes, I think so. I can see there are more variety of online shops available these days. For instance, only 10 years ago, almost everyone went to buy some groceries at the emporium whereas now people can easily buy groceries online if they can’t be bothered going to a shop. Some people don’t like purchasing clothes online because they can’t try them on, but maybe in the future, it would be even possible to see what you look like in the clothes. For instance, if you take a picture of yourself and send it to a fashion website, there will be a cutout picture of yourself on the screen. You can use that figure like a fashion doll and try out different clothes on your figure and see what suit well on you.
- What do you think shops need to do to create a positive shopping experience?
candidate : Whether your employees are happy can impact the customer experience in some ways. For instance, high employee dissatisfaction leads to turnover that could make your business look unstable, whereas jolly employees are more loyal and present a consistent, dependable, and knowledgeable face for customers, improving trust in your brand. Cheerful workers are also more likely to collaborate and put the time and effort necessary into crafting a great experience.