London has some of the world’s most famous department stores: Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and many others. Our presenter Richard visits them and also samples a smaller shop for a range of shopping experiences.

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In what order did Richard look at the following products?

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Task 2

What's special about each shop or area?

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Task 3

Match the beginnings and ends of these phrases.

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Task 4

Richard said "If only they had it in my size". Type the correct form of the verb in the gap. Make it negative if necessary. 

We have a page on LearnEnglish about the use of 'if only'.

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In Greece we haven't any money to buy clothes, let alone to the London....

Pretty silly if you ask me besides being unpractical. Deutsche Welle lets me download everything! You can even download American news flashes. Really a pitty

Hi,
I teach English to adults in France but the multi-purpose hall where the lessons are held lacks Wi-Fi access. I have tried to download the video/audio but unfortunately I've not been able to do so. Is there something I can do about it?

Emmanuel

Hello Emmanuel,

As I explained in my other comment, I'm afraid that our videos are not available for download. I'm sorry that this means that you're unable to use them. I hope you will consider using our podcasts.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

in this sentence(. If I’m lucky, I might see someone famous.) what is Richard looking for somebody or something to buy? if he is going to shopping why he says :to see someone famous instead of something?

Hello nicky62,

Richard is going shopping for some socks. However, because he is going to one of the most famous shops in the world (where even royalty go shopping) he thinks he might meet someone famous while he looks for his socks. It's not his plan, but it's something which might happen by chance.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you very much peter, so the word (someone ) refers to a famous person . am I right?

Hello nicky62,

Yes, 'someone famous' means 'someone who is famous'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you very much.

In Brazil, it is difficult to find traditional stores like in London. Here, it is common to find stores selling products of different brands, but with the same category. Except by the multinationals with branches here.

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