Friday, 1 June 2012

Task 2

Most people prefer shopping in supermarkets to small shops or local markets. Is this a positive or a negative development?

287 words, 30 minutes (after self corrections)

Nowadays people use to go shopping in big places as supermarkets which are open most of hours and have many kind of product. Citizens have changed their shopping habit and they avoid visit local markets. It is a result of the new people lifestyle, and it is essential to analyse this point with its drawback and positive aspects before giving an opinion.

Small shops have lots of obvious benefit such as they are near people homes, and shopkeepers become acquaintances of their clients offering better products and attention. However, those places tend to be more expensive because they buy products in small amount; moreover, they are open less time than bigger shops.

On the other hand, supermarkets tend to have more products from different brands, and what is more, bigger shops can offer cheaper stuffs. A person, who needs an onion, ream of paper and a couple of sandals, may go to the supermarkets to find all of those. It is possible that nobody knows who is him or her but in short time this person solved his/her needs in a single place.

Bigger and smaller shops have common criticism and good points, but they have different roles from people lives; and changes in our lifestyle affect what kind of place we prefer to buy. Though generally people go shopping to supermarket they still find some arguments in favour of smaller shops, and it is not bad or good situation, it is just a natural effect of our needs.

In conclusion, from my point of view, it is not good or bad change; it is a natural transformation as a consequence of the new fast lifestyle. Anyway, both local market and supermarkets have important function to people.

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