Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market

Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market Cue Card
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When it was

Where the market was

What you bought

And how you felt about it

In this fast-paced world where more and more people are turning to online shopping, open-air markets seem to have lost their popularity. But, I come from a city in which such markets are still quite popular.
Shastri street market is probably one of the most renowned markets in my city and it is located in the heart of my city. Last year I visited this market with my friends. we enjoyed ourselves a lot and did lot of fun. we bought numerous things.
Suddenly, I saw a shop, in that shop there were huge collections of curtains like window treatment set, window scarf, single panel and many more. I was incredibly fascinated by one curtain that grabbed my attention. Curtain is light blue color with contrast of navy blue shade that was hanging in shop. The reason that allured me was its shiny velvet fabric along with frills.  I felt exhilarated after this shopping because I bought this product at very nominal price.
These days I regularly visit that market and I have saved a lot of money by buying the daily need items. Since the vendors of that market have low operational costs, they share their profits with their customers.
Through this sharing, they have created a win-win situation for themselves and their customers too. To conclude, the street markets provide quality products at reasonable prices.


1. What kind of markets are there in India?

There are several kinds of markets are available in India such as financial markets, stock markets, and commodity markets, and so on. Every market has its own importance.

2. Do you think small markets will disappear in the future?

No, I do not think small markets will disappear in the future because they have their own importance. One has to specially make a plan to go to these big malls which are outside the main cities. Small shops cater to the immediate needs of the people. So small shops small markets will never disappear although they might suffer a decrease in sales.

3. Have people’s shopping habits changed in recent years?

It is clear that the way consumers’ shopping habits currently have changed substantially compared to the past according to the development of technology. People are able to purchase things they need more easily than before. There are new forms of shopping methods introduced such as online shops on the Internet and shopping mall applications on smartphones.

  4. What are the differences between shopping in street markets and big shopping malls?

Shopping malls exhibit recreational attractions and modern amenities for shoppers while street markets exert a pull through ethnic food and clothing, and are held in traditional settings. Apart from this, in big malls products are very expensive whereas street markets sell products at a reasonable price.