What are the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping?

Introduction

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Conversation Overview

The introduction of the internet into our lives has given us many benefits, allowing us to find information easily as well as connecting with people from all over the world.

One huge benefit of the internet was giving us the ability to change the way we shopped. No longer did we need to physically go to a shop to buy what we want, now we could get anything from clothing to groceries with just a click and have them delivered directly to our front door. In theory it all seems positive, but even though online shopping may be very convenient there could also be some negative effects of shopping this way.

Talking Points

  • How often do you shop online?
  • Do you buy your groceries online?
    • If no, why not?
    • If yes, why?
  • What problems have you had when purchasing products online?
  • Is there anything that you definitely would not buy online?

Key Vocabulary

  • Purchase verb
  • Buy verb
  • Product noun
  • Online adjective
  • Groceries noun
  • Experience noun
  • Benefit noun

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