Compulsive shopping

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Reading: I.-Answer questions 1-4 according to the information given in the text. USE YOUR OWN WORDS. DO NOT COPY FROM THE TEXT (4 marks) 1. How does the text describe a compulsive consumer? Compulsive buyers have frequent thoughts of shopping and overspend to the extent they buy things that they dont even need. 2. What are the differences between male and female compulsive buyers? The differences about male and female are that Men usually buy electronic and technical gadgets, such as laptops, music players, mobile phones… While women mostly buy things to improve their physical appearance, as clothing or make up.3. Which are the stereotyped beliefs about shopping? Stereotyped Beliefs about shopping are that women are mostly obsessed with buying.4. In the past why weren´t men reported to be compulsive shoppers? In the past men werent reported to be compulsive shoppers because they didnt recognize that they had a problem with shopping.
2. Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.A. According to the survey, women are more compulsive shoppers than men.FALSE: This sentence is false because according to the text Men are just as likely as women to suffer from compulsive buying. B. Experts believe that buying is a form of self-realization for compulsive shoppers.TRUE: This sentence is true because according to the text Doctors have concluded that this behaviour is a way for people to try to complete themselves.
3.- Find the words or expressions in the text that mean (1 mark) a. Result (paragraph 1): finding (itxi utzik hobeto)b. Increased (paragraph 2): rocketed c. Tendencies (paragraph 2): trends d. Looking for (paragraph 3): seeking

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