IELTS-Speaking Part 3: Customer service
Answers follow a 3-step structure: answer, explain, example.
Question 1: How important is customer service for you?
Customer service is really important for me because I like to feel welcome and valued as a customer. If companies want us to use their products or services, I believe they should treat us well and therefore encourage us to return. For example, I have a favorite cafe where I like to go, and the friendly staff is the main reason that I’ve become a loyal customer.
Question 2: What can companies do to improve their customer service?
I think managers need to train their employees to deliver great customer service. There are lots of things that staff members can do, such as ensuring that customers are greeted in the right way, their problems are handled quickly, and they are asked for feedback. For example, the staff in my favorite cafe greet customers as soon as they come through the door, and they always check that we are happy before we leave.
Question 3: Why do you think employees sometimes don't provide good customer service?
When employees’ treatment of customers isn’t good, I think it’s usually because they are unhappy doing their jobs. This might be because they are treated badly by their managers, or because they haven’t been encouraged to take pride in their work. I remember in my first ever job, for example, I didn't like the work that I was given, and so I probably wasn’t as thoughtful or attentive as I should have been when I had to speak to customers.
Customer service : dịch vụ khách hàng
feel welcome and valued : cảm thấy được chào đón và có giá trị
treat us well : đối xử tốt với chúng tôi
encourage us to return : khuyến khích chúng tôi trở lại
friendly staff : nhân viên thân thiện
a loyal customer : khách hàng trung thành
deliver great customer service : cung cấp dịch vụ khách hàng tuyệt vời
staff members : nhân viên
are greeted in the right way : được chào đón đúng cách
are handled quickly : được xử lý nhanh chóng
are asked for feedback : được yêu cầu thông tin phản hồi
treatment of customers : việc đối đãi với khách hàng
are treated badly : bị đối đãi tệ
attentive :chú ý