Ben - Advanced
Online shopping is a wonderful thing, but it does have its downsides. Online shopping started as a logical and convenient replacement for mail-order catalogues, but today it has replaced the high-street as our main source of almost everything. Toy stores, bookstores and music shops have closed down, replaced by e-commerce. This is good for the consumer, and wonderful for the owners of amazon and eBay, but bad for small businesses. Online shopping can be dangerous, as it’s easy to buy without thinking, to want without waiting, and to spend and spend. Money doesn’t seem real when it’s on your computer.
Definition: (adjective) useful; able to be used easily
Ex: It would be convenient if I lived next door to a coffee shop.
Definition: (noun) a list of items and their details, often products for sale
Ex: In the nineties I bought my tent from a mail-order catalogue.
Definition: (noun) buying and selling on the Internet
Ex: Her e-commerce site made her a lot of money.
Definition: (adjective) able or likely to cause negative results
Ex: It’s dangerous to spend too much time on eBay.
Definition: (verb) to use some of a limited resource – money or time
Ex: I spend too much money on my car.