Describe your favourite shop – IELTS Cue Card
Describe your favourite shop
You should say:
- where it is
- what types of products/items it sells
- what sort of people go there and shop
- and explain why you like the shop so much
Shopping is not my cup of tea. I need a guide, normally, my mother or my best friend, whenever I go shopping. The only thing I go out to buy alone is books. So, being a bookworm, my favorite shop is Starmark, Kolkata’s largest bookstore located in the South City Mall.
Starmark is owned by the Emami Group and has four stores in Kolkata. The flagship store is the one in South City Mall, which is also close to my house. The shop is spread over 20,000 sq. ft. and is on the third floor of the Mall.
The store has a wide range of books, movies and music, stationery, gifts and toys. As you enter the store, you will be welcomed by a member of the staff and a colorful collection of the newly published books. On the left, you have an attractive collection of gifts such as chocolates, scented candles, colorful wrapping papers and expensive pens, to name a few. To your right, you can find the wall of bestsellers placed on different shelves labeled with the names of the writers. As you walk further to your right inside the store, you will find a series of wooden shelves placed at various angles with an array of books. The books of different languages by different authors are arranged by their genres which are marked on the top of the shelves for the customers to see. So, you can easily find the genre you are looking for and get the books you want.
Suppose your motive is to buy stationery or office supplies. In that case, you can move to the left of the bookshelves and find yourself in the world of every item that you would probably like to own, from colourful tapes, files, bags, pens to a variety of colors, office supplies, headphones, speakers and other collections related to music and movies. Even children have their own section of books and school items. As the store offers a variety of items, any person, anyone irrespective of age can visit the store and find himself/herself completely satisfied.
I love spending hours in this store. It has a great collection of books in different languages and topics. Members of the staff roam around the store and will promptly approach you when you need help. They are very cordial. There are seating arrangements so that one can browse through the books. The other items sold are also noteworthy. Sometimes, events like book-reading or discussions on books are also held here. Moreover, the store is spacious and is very organized. So, I hope the store continues to thrive and offers people like us more reasons to visit it.
- bookworm – a person who enjoys reading
Eg: Frances won the title of ‘Miss Bookworm’ during her high school days as she read a lot of books.
- flagship – the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular organization
Eg: The concept of the mental health leave is a flagship of the company and it has encouraged the workers to give their best.
- array – an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing
Eg: The City Council put up an array of displays on the history of the museum on its 25th foundation day.
- genre – a style or category of art, music, or literature
Eg: J. K. Rowling has excelled not only in creating a masterpiece in the genre of fantasy but also in the genre of thriller.
- thrive – prosper; flourish
Eg: The trees thrived as the farmer worked on the field day and night to take care of them.
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