Topic: Exercise and Fitness

Listen and Practice: Shopping online can a great way to find the items you want and need. Listen and answer the questions.Then, review the script to improve your listening and pronunciation skills.

Actual Transcription:

Online shopping is really becoming popular around the world, and I have a friend that does all of her buying online. She says she can find whatever she needs from online stores and communities like Walmart, eBay, and Amazon. In many cases, traditional stores have a limited selection of products on display whereas an online store often has a wider selection of goods from which to choose. My friend also says she can also look up product reviews and compare prices much easier from her house than travel from store to store. Equally important, she can shop when it is convenient for her since online stores never close. This saves her time, and she doesn’t have to deal with long lines.

Reduced Speech:

Online shopping‘s really becoming popular around thə world, ən’ I have ə friend that does all əf ər buying online. She says she kn find whatever she needs from online stores ən’ communities like Walmart, eBay, ən’ Amazon. In many cases, traditional stores have ə limited selection əf products on display whereas ən online store often has ə wider selection əf goods from which  choose. My friend also says she kn also look up product reviews ən’ compare prices much easier from ‘ər house thən travel from store  store. Equally important, she kn shop when it‘s convenient fər ər since online stores never close. This saves ər time, ən’ she doesn‘t have  deal with long lines.


  1. Discussion: Talk əbout your online shopping experiences. Why did  purchase ən item online? Was it fər your own use ər ə gift fər someone else? Have  ever encountered problems in purchasing something off thə Internet?
  2. The Internet: Imagine you’re shopping fər ə new digital camera. Use thə Internet tə search fər fər thə product from two different Websites. Compare thə prices, shipping costs, ən’ return policies fər each. Which online store seems  give  fər best value thə your money?