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Episode 07

Tess and Ravi are back to talk about shopping in London, and Jo and Adam look at how to use the word 'too' in different ways.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • What are your favourite places to go shopping where you live?
  • Do you like shopping centres? Markets?
  • Have you been to any of the places in London that Tess and Ravi talked about? Or would you like to?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hello gentlemen,
i'm a new here, i'm a an engineer (oïl&gaz), my English so not good, could you please advice me how to become a good speaker,i mean how to get a high level in communication, and correspondence ...
Many thanks

Hello zohirord21,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! I'm sure you'll find the site a great help in improving your English. We have a help page which contains just this kind of advice. You can find it here.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

These days, I shop online often because shopping online is more convenient than ever before. In Tokyo, which is the capital of Japan, my orders are usually delivered within two or three days and I can choose more products than real shops. On the other hand, I love to go to shopping centres too because they hold various events and shows. I go there almost every weekend to refresh myself.

I am asking you about advice.... I have watched all the videos on this site....but I still not sure about if I talked to a british man will I be able to understand him because I have watched a video series called can Google for it and I found it too hard to perceive what are they saying..I almost thought they are not speaking English...does it need from anyone who wants to learn English to live in English environment... It is been seven months I listen to English videos every day here and on YouTube and watching English movies ..I really like English..... What is your tip???by the way the English in the video series I mentioned is too much slang and faster than any English I have ever heard here or in English movies

Hello ahmedjoker,

English has many accents and dialects, and of course some people speak very quickly or use slang a lot, so it can be very hard to understand at times. The only answer is to keep doing what you are doing: watch and listen to as much natural English as possible so you can familiarise yourself with different types of speech. In the past this was very hard, but with the internet now it is possible to find all sorts of different sources of English.

Keep going and you will find it easier!

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I don't like to stay in a place where are too many people. So, I don't like shoppings, mall or markets. Exception when I need some especific thing, then I go.
In my city in Brazil, almost every saturdays, me and my wife, go to the "feira livre", I think it is street market in English, it is not a fixed market, and the products, mainly fruits and vegetables, are very fresh, nice and cheap.

Hi, i'm aura from indonesia. i love shopping at shopping center and supermarket in my country , especially in my town . both of them are heaven for me . but sometimes i just "window shopping" - you know - like refresh your brain … mmm i think that's all for me now . i really love this program , keep success

hello teacher,
i don't understand the next sentence: "and have you been to any of place in London that Tess and Ravi talked about?"

in my knowledge, when we talk about some place, we use usually "where" in order replace, but why the clause-up, they used "that". the next question is how we use the verb "be to"?

Thank you for your attention.

Hello nguyenthibinh,

The sentence is not quite as you quote. In the podcast they say:

"And have you been to any of the places in London that Tess and Ravi talked about?"

The clause starting 'that...' is a relative clause, telling us which places in London we are talking about. Other examples of this form would be, for example:

Have you met any of the people that I told you about?

Do you like any of the sports that we play in our club?

I'm not sure what you mean by 'be to'. Could you give an example?

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teachers & friends ,I am a new comer to this problem is I can't speak English fluently . When I read story books are news paper I understand but when I talk to others I stuck & make so many mistakes . Please guide and help me to overcome this problem. Because of this english I faced lot of embarrassed moment. I don't know above my sentences are correct are not. If I did any mistake please forgive me. I need your help please.....