Topic 25: Describe an open-air or street market which you enjoy visiting.

Topic 25: Describe an open-air or street market which you enjoy visiting.

You should say:

  • Where the market is?
  • What the market sells?
  • How big the market is?
  • And explain why you enjoyed visiting this market?

Sample answer.

  • I live in a small town where one does not see lavish and comfortable malls and shops.
  • Open air or street markets are more prevalent where I live.
  • It is obvious that malls and shops have their advantages where you can have comfortable shopping. However, you would miss the adventurous part if you have never visited open air market. You would feel you have come for expedition.
  • Buying something from an open air street market is always adventures and enjoying.
  • I have visited numerous open air market in my hometown and in other cities as well. However, one market which I visit frequently and enjoy a lot is ‘Manek Chawk’ market in Ahmedabad.
  • The specialty of this market is you would find almost everything from the very basic needs such as groceries to the clothes, book or even toys.
  • But the main attraction of the market is the variety of traditional clothes it sells.
  • In this market, shops of traditional clothes are so popular that people from all over the country visit this market for buying them.
  • Huge crowd is gathered at the time of Navratri – the auspicious festival of Gujarat state.
  • Very specific ‘Chaniya Choli’ for women and traditional dhoti – kurta for men are the specialty of this market.
  • One can find wide variety of ‘Chaniya Choli’ which you cannot find anywhere in Gujarat.
  • Market is not much big. That is why sometimes it becomes over crowded especially in the time of festivals. But that is the crucial part of buying something from this market.
  • If you visit the market in the evening it adds much enjoyment in buying with the cool serene atmosphere
  • In addition, there are rows of different street food which you can enjoy after the shopping is done.
  • But the best part which I enjoy is the bargaining.
  • When we visit to any malls or shops we cannot bargain with them which we can do here.
  • There is a very specific enjoyment involved in bargaining.
  • Sometime people also do the window shopping.
  • You can have wonderful experience here if you visit the place.

Band 7 + words in the topic.

Prevalent :  Widespread

Obvious : Apparent

Expedition : journey which involves slight Excitement and risk

Auspicious : Holy

Serene : Peaceful,calm

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