2019年9月-12月雅思口语Part 3 Topic 18景点纪念品

1. What souvenirs do people usually buy from tourist attractions?

When shopping at tourist attractions, people usually buy souvenirs that are affordable and stylish, like crafts or hand-made accessories193. And lots of people like customized souvenirs194, like small crafts with their name on it. It sounds kind of vain195, but I think everyone likes having a personalized souvenir. Sometimes, they like buying souvenirs that could only be bought at THAT tourist attraction. For example, they’ll buy merch196 produced by the attractions, like T-shirt or keychains. Those are always classic gifts to bring home and share with their friends and family.

2. Is it good that the locals sell things to tourists?

Yeah, I believe it’s good that locals sell things to tourists. For one, it’s a great way to help teach visitors about local customs and handcrafts. For example, I once bought a unique quilt from a local when I was on vacation. I learned a lot about why the images on the quilt were important to that place’s culture. Plus, selling souvenirs helps locals make a living for themselves. So in that sense197, it definitely helps the economy.

3. What are the pros and cons of taking professional cameras when travelling?

Well, one advantage I can think of is that you can take really nice, high-quality photos of your trip. You can get angles that you might not be able to with just a phone or a crappy198 camera. That helps you remember the trip even better. But a downside is that you have to carry that camera around
everywhere, which can be a real pain. Plus, you run the risk of199 losing or damaging it.
4. Why do people like to take photos when traveling?

I think there are tons of reasons. The first one that comes to mind is that it helps them remember their trips better. If they have photos to show for the experience, then they can look at them and think back on what they did and saw200. Another reason is that a lot of people just enjoy photography. They like the challenge of capturing what they see. It can be very fun for them.

5. Why do people like showing others their travel photos?

I guess people like sharing their travel photos with others because it can help expand their horizons. When you see pictures of certain places, it might make you want to go there yourself, or even just learn more about the world. Another reason is that people want to share the joy of their trip. To be less generous, some people just like showing off. So they show their travel photos to others as a way of bragging201.

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193 hand-made accessories:手工饰品
194 customized souvenirs:专属定制的纪念品
195 vain:没什么意义 _
196 merch: merchandise 的略写,商品
197 So in that sense:从这个意义上来说
198 crappy:差劲的,价值不高的
199 run the risk of:冒着…的风险
200 think back on what they did and saw:回想曾经做过和看到的事情
201 bragging:吹牛,吹嘘

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