- impulse purchase (buy) /IM-puhls PUR-chuhs/
- sweet spot /sweet spot/
- overindulge /oh-ver-in-DUHLJ/
- retailer /REE-teyl-uhr/
- hardship /HARHD-ship/
[noun] – something that you buy suddenly and without thinking carefully
It was an impulsive purchase; I hadn’t expected to buy another pair of shoes.
[noun] – the particular situation, quality, combination of things, etc. that is the best or most effective possible
There is a sweet spot on every restaurant wine list where you may get the best bottles at the best rates.
[verb] – to allow someone to have more of something enjoyable than is good for them
It’s challenging to avoid overindulging during the holidays.
[noun] – a person, shop, or business that sells goods to the public
Retailers may opt not to sell a specific product for a profit.
[noun] – (something that causes) difficult or unpleasant conditions of life, or an example of this
There is a great deal of financial hardship among students.
The UK continues to have the second-largest toy market in Europe and the fifth-largest market overall. The Toy Retailers Association offered its top 12 “dream toys” for Christmas while acknowledging the financial hardship on families. Toys of various prices were chosen since individuals still tended to prioritize spending on kids for holidays and birthdays. Toys are usually less than £10 per year and £13 during the holiday season. Aimee Hill, a toy picker for the organization, claims that official inflation data show that the toy industry is not passing on rising costs in the same way that the grocery industry is.
- How have things changed from the toys you played with when you were a kid?
- Do you still own a toy? Do you consider computers or mobile phones toys? Please share in class.
- If you were to sell toys, what kinds of toys would you sell? Why?
- Should parents spend less on toys?
- What do you think should parents do to avoid overspending this Christmas season?