Topic: Describe a website you like to visit.
Today, I am going to tell you about one website which I’m really interested in. Its name is m.ebay.com.
It is an e-commerce website used for online shopping purposes. This website advertises various items classified by categories such as fashion, electronics, and motors. It allows people to order products, and make transactions online.
I always give priority to shopping online whenever I have spare time instead of going to stores or supermarkets. So, this website is very handy for me as I can take advantage of my mobile phone or computer with an Internet connection to access it and purchase what I need.
I find this website very appealing due to its good layout and attractive images of products. There is a box for me to enter what items I’m looking for so I can avoid browsing items unnecessarily, as I’m able to find quickly the things I need. After that, the items I have bought will be delivered right to my door so I can save a lot of time. Not only that, there is always the chance to get a good deal and discounts as there are various promotion programs.
This website has important advantages for me, such as convenience and the benefits of saving time and money. Now it plays a useful role in my daily life. In the future, I will continue to visit the site and of course, recommend it to my friends.
E-commerce: the business of buying and selling goods and services on the internet
Example: Ebay is an e-commerce website used for online shopping purposes.
Transaction: a piece of business that is done between people, especially an act of buying or selling
Example: You can call your bank and carry out a transaction using a TouchTone phone.
Give priority to: something that you think is more important than other things and should be dealt with first
Example: The hospital gives priority to those patients who require urgent medical attention.
Example: My flat is very handy for the shops and the park.
Appealing: attractive or interesting
Example: Brightly colored packaging made the pens especially appealing to children.
Layout: the structure of a website rather than its styling
Example: This page uses a 2 – column layout with one sidebar to the left of the main content area.
Browse: the act of looking through a number of things in a book, a store or online
Example: I have only browsed through the new book on dinosaurs, but I intend to read it fully this weekend.
Get a good deal: make a good agreement to buy or sell something
Example: I got a good deal on my new car – I bought it for half the price that the man was asking for it.
QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
1. What are some of the different reasons why people use the internet?
Speaking of the internet, obviously it has already surpassed newspapers and television to be the main source of information today. And that’s the most common reason why people use the internet. Another reason is that people use the internet as a superior means of communication. We no longer require a place like cafes or offices to keep in touch with people. We can do it literally anywhere we happen to be with the availability of Internet access.
2. Some people say that different age groups have different tastes on internet content. What do you think?
I argree that how one uses the internet varies a lot by age. For example, young people rely almost entirely on search engines for information about entertainment, study materials and job opportunities, while older people prefer using the internet to get information about national and international news.
3. What influence can (or, does) the internet have on children? And what about teenagers?
Well, I guess most people immediately think of negative aspects when it comes to internet influence on our younger generation. For example, using the internet too much makes them socially isolated and teenagers in particular seem to spend hours on social network sites. But actually, there are plenty of positive ones as well. The internet’s wealth of information can add to the child’s store of knowledge, while online games enhance their creativity and imagination.
4. Do you think parents should control what internet sites their children visit on the internet?
I would say yes. Because the sources of internet information are not always reliable, it’s essential to judge the suitability of those materials. As a result, parents should keep an eye on their children’s internet usage that until the child has learned to discriminate between good and bad information sources.
5. What (kinds of) people don’t use the internet and what are the disadvantages that these people suffer because they don’t use the internet?
Well, right off the top of my head, I can only think of older people, who are not accustomed to using the internet, and people whose jobs are not relevant to the internet.
Personally, I think inability or unwillingness to use the internet will restrict their circle of friends and also make it harder to access information. In some cases, they have to spend countless hours looking for some news they need through printed materials, while they can do it in a matter of seconds with search engines which are available on the internet.
Superior [adj] better than average or better than other people or things of the same type
Example: The weapons of the government troops were superior to those of the enemy.
Literally [adv] used to emphasize the truth of something that may seem surprising
Example: They were responsible for literally millions of deaths.
Suitability [noun] the quality of being right or appropriate for a particular purpose Example: At the interview, he convinced them of his suitability for the job.
Keep an eye on sth [idiom] to watch or give your attention to someone or something
Example: The mother sat by the side of the playground, keeping an eye on her sons as they played.
Discriminate [verb] to treat a person or particular group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people, because of their skin colour, sex, sexuality, etc.
Example: She felt she had been discriminated against because of her age.
Off the top of my head [idiom] if you say something off the top of your head, you say it without thinking about it for very long or looking at something that has been written about it
Example: Off the top of my head I could probably only name about three women artists.
Accustomed [adj] familiar with something
Example: She quickly became accustomed to his messy ways.
Relevant [adji] connected with what is happening or being discussed
Example: Education should be relevant to the child’s needs.
Circle of friends [expression] a group of people who like each other because they have the same interests or hobbies
Example: She is very popular and she has a wide circle of friends.
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