IELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 2

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a new store/shop that just opened in your area.

Describe a new store/shop that just opened in your area.

You should say:

• What shop it is

• What it sells (or, what you usually buy there)

• When you first started going to this shop (or, how you came to know about this shop)

And explain why you like (to go to) this shop

Ideas for the IELTS Speaking Question:

  1. Bakery/Café: A new bakery or café known for unique pastries or coffee blends.
  2. Bookstore: A recently opened bookstore with a diverse collection of books.
  3. Tech Store: A new electronics store offering the latest gadgets and accessories.
  4. Artisanal Grocery Store: A specialty store focusing on organic, locally sourced products.
  5. Clothing Boutique: A fashion boutique with trendy and exclusive clothing items.
  6. Fitness Store: A store specializing in fitness equipment, gear, and nutritional supplements.

Useful Expressions:

  1. Introducing the Shop:
    • “I’d like to talk about a new store that recently opened in my area.”
    • “The shop I have in mind is…”
    • “It’s a relatively new addition to the neighborhood, and it’s…”
  2. What It Sells or What You Usually Buy:
    • “This shop is known for offering…”
    • “It specializes in selling…”
    • “I usually go there to buy…”
  3. When You First Started Going or How You Came to Know About It:
    • “I first discovered this shop…”
    • “It caught my attention when…”
    • “I started going to this shop around the time…”
  4. Why You Like (to Go to) This Shop:
    • “The reason I like this shop is because…”
    • “What sets this shop apart is…”
    • “It has become my go-to place for…”

Sample Answer:

“I’d like to talk about a new store that has become a favorite spot of mine in the neighborhood. It’s a quaint little bakery named ‘Sweet Delights’ that opened its doors a few months ago. The moment I stepped inside, I was captivated by the aroma of freshly baked goods and the cozy ambiance.

Sweet Delights is known for its exquisite pastries and artisanal bread. I usually go there to buy their almond croissants, which are simply divine. The combination of flaky layers and the rich almond filling is a treat for the taste buds. Apart from pastries, they also offer a variety of bread, cakes, and specialty coffee blends.

I first started going to Sweet Delights when a friend recommended it to me. Since then, it has become my preferred spot for indulging in delightful pastries and enjoying a relaxing cup of coffee. The friendly staff and the charming décor add to the overall experience.

What I appreciate about this shop is the attention to quality and the passion they put into their creations. The pastries are always fresh, and there’s a sense of artistry in their presentation. It has become a place where I can unwind, treat myself, and savor the simple pleasures of life. I believe the addition of Sweet Delights has truly enhanced the culinary scene in our neighborhood.”