How to Write a Review


Have you ever been asked to write a review about a place you’ve visited? We have some activities so that you can write a review about a shopping centre. Then you can have a go at writing a review for a new place in your town or city.

  • Time

    50-60 minutes

  • Main Skill


  • Topic

    Media and Entertainment: Shopping Centre

Warm up
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exam Practice

Watch the video to learn how to write a successful review.

Read this review and answer the questions that follow.

A Shopper's Paradise: A Review of the Magnolia Plaza Shopping Centre



Magnolia Plaza Shopping Centre stands out as a beacon of modernity and convenience in the heart of our bustling town. Boasting an impressive array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, it has become a destination for locals and tourists alike. Magnolia Plaza promises a delightful shopping experience with its sleek architecture and inviting ambience. Let's delve deeper into what makes this shopping centre a must-visit.


The sheer variety of shops at Magnolia Plaza is a significant draw. From high-end fashion boutiques to quirky speciality stores, there's something to cater to every taste and preference. Fashion enthusiasts will be delighted by the latest trends, while tech-savvy shoppers can explore the latest gadgets and electronics. Additionally, the centre features diverse dining options, from gourmet restaurants to casual cafes, ensuring that visitors can refuel and refresh during their shopping spree.


Moreover, Magnolia Plaza's commitment to quality is evident in the products on offer. While prices may be on the higher side, the superior quality of goods justifies the cost. Whether you're searching for a statement piece for your wardrobe or a unique gift for a loved one, you will find something that catches your eye. However, the centre could benefit from adding a dedicated sports shop to cater to the sporty community in the area.


In conclusion, Magnolia Plaza Shopping Centre offers a premium shopping experience that is hard to match. With its wide selection of shops, excellent dining options, and commitment to quality, it has firmly established itself as a shopping destination of choice. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor passing through, a trip to Magnolia Plaza is highly recommended, as it will be a rewarding experience.

Listen to the audio and answer the questions that follow.

You recently visited a new shopping centre in your town. You have decided to write a review of the centre for your school magazine.

Here are some comments about the new shopping centre from other young people:

It’s easy to get to. 

Everything seems quite expensive. 

It’s a good place to meet friends.  

We couldn’t find a good sports shop. 

Now write a review of the new shopping centre for your school magazine,  giving your views. 

The comments above may give you some ideas, and you should also use some ideas of your own.


Write about 120 and 160 words.

Here are the keywords and phrases to learn:

  • a beacon of modernity
  • catches your eye
  • convenience
  • culinary journey
  • delightful shopping experience
  • diverse dining options
  • high-end fashion boutiques
  • impressive
  • memorable experience
  • rewarding experience
  • sheer variety
  • shopping paradise
  • spacious
  • sprawling
  • vibrant food court


  • Speaking

    Skills to communicate with others to express thoughts and feelings.

  • Listening

    Skills to improve active listening in order to develop responses to what someone is saying.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.


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