- 2017年11月13日11:16 来源：小站整理
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Shopping at home used to be a dream of ours, but now it has become a reality in our life thanks to the rapid development of the Internet. Many people today prefer online shopping rather than going to stores.
Online shopping has many advantages, especially when it is compared with the store shopping. Sitting comfortably at home, no matter how terrible the weather outside might be, and with a few simple clicks on our computer or smart phone screen, we can order almost everything we need from clothes to books and from electric appliances to air tickets. Then what we have to do is wait one or two days for the delivery of your order. The whole process is really easy and simple and thus can save us a lot of time, not to mention the reduced prices we often enjoy when we shop online.
Yet online shopping may create problems, too. First, as we cannot see the transaction going on with our own eyes, we may likely buy something that does not really suit us. We often hear our friends complain that they have to alter their expensive clothes bought online because it is too long or too short. To make it worse, to return our buy and get a different one is always a long and complicated process, which means we will lose the time we have gained from the online shopping. Secondly, unlike the store shopping, online shopping deprives us of the opportunities to spend a quality time together with our family members. I can still remember the excitement when my parents decided to take me to the supermarket to do the weekend shopping.
To sum up, the Internet does provide us with a new and convenient way of shopping, but we should not completely rely on it. We may opt for online shopping when it is necessary, yet I believe the brick and mortar stores will never be replaced by online stores because of the unique shopping experience they offer us. (335 words)
used to be...过去是;曾经是
thanks to... 由于
prefer...rather than... 宁愿做......而不愿做......
not to mention 更不用提
with our own eyes 亲眼
to make it worse 更糟糕的是
deprive somebody of... 剥夺某人......(机会/权利)
provide somebody with...给某人提供......
opt for... 选择......
brick and mortar stores 实体商店