Vocabulary - less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)
1 - What motivates you to acquire certain goods?
2 - How long does it take you to get used to new purchases?
3 - Do you know anyone who has an insatiable appetite for shopping?
4 - Are you better off than your peers / neighbours?
5 - Do you know anybody who neglects certain aspects of their life __ slavish overworking?
6 - How important is the quality of your social life to your well-being?
7 - Do you live beyond your means or within your means?
8 - Do you know anyone who spends money frivolously?
9 - Do you think advertising is a pernicious business?
10 - Should a sur-tax be imposed on high-end consumption?
11 - Should the government legislate a 32 hour-work week?
12 - Should we ban advertizing to children in grade school like in some Scandanavian countries?
13 - Is there something you wish you hadn't frittered your money away on when you were younger?