The challenge is on, but first Ashlie and Stephen must decide what art to make. Stephen seems to be doing well, but there's a soapy surprise in store for his customers.
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Think about the following questions:
Now watch to find out who wins the challenge - and how!
Shop Assistant: Can I help you?
Stephen: Yes, maybe. We’re looking for something, some materials. You know, we want to make our own art.
Shop assistant: Sure. How about this? It's a candle-making kit. It's one of the most popular products we sell.
Ashlie: Hmm, that looks a bit easier than painting. I really like that Stephen. I think I'm going to make my own candles.
Stephen: I’m looking for something a bit different.
Shop assistant: OK. Well, how about this? Everyone always needs soap.
Stephen: Ooh, soap! That's a better idea than candles.
Ashlie: Thank you.
Ashlie: Stephen, you need to take your time. This is art. You need to think about the colours.
Stephen: Ash, us artists, we prefer to create. You know, do what comes naturally.
Ashlie: But you need to be more careful. Prepare. You need to read the instructions – err, and I think you need to mix the colours first.
Stephen: Oh Ash, I don’t need to read the instructions. I’m nearly finished... and we’ve got so much to do. Stop dreaming and start making candles.
Stephen: Ha! I’m going to win. I've got ten times more stuff to sell.
Ashlie: Stephen. It is not about quantity. It is quality that counts.
Stephen: Well, it is a competition, Ash. And whoever sells the most will be the best salesman and the best artist and I am going to sell the most.
Ashlie: Hmmm. We'll see.
Shopper: How much are these?
Stephen: Oh, they're three pounds each.
Shopper: Can I have four, please?
Stephen: Yes! That will be twelve pounds, please.
Ashlie: Oh... Would you like a candle for a pound?
Shopper: Er, no, thank you.
Stephen: How are you getting on, Ash?
Ashlie: Not too bad – I’ve sold a few more.
Stephen: I’ve sold more than 20 bars of soap. That’s more than 60 pounds. Not bad, eh? Come on, Ash. I think I’ve won. Hand over the money.
Ashlie: OK then, Stephen. Here you go... you win.
Stephen: There’s one of my customers from this morning. She bought four bars of soap. Maybe she needs some more.
Shopper: Excuse me. I bought this soap from you this morning.
Shopper: And I want my money back!
Ashlie: And so do I, Stephen. Come on. I want my money back, too.
Is it Ashlie or Stephen who does these things? Drag the correct name into the gaps.
Type numbers from the video into the spaces to complete the sentences.
Type in the missing words. Use the first letters to help you.
It's very funny!
Thanks a lot!
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It's very nice and funny scenario. Thanks to Learn English Team.
this video is really good so i hope to improve my listening skill from it
I think these videos are useful to improve my listening skill and makes me relax. Thanks the learnEnglish Team and British council. Althought I only know Bristish a short time but I really like it.
I just worry that how to speak English well, who can to talk with me to improve english together? I hope so.
Hahaha, very funny!
I would like to do comprehension task here.. but I cannot.. because I it doesn't allow to write anything.. If some know how can I write my answers and the way to check it pls explain me..
You don't write the answers in this task, you drag them from the top of the exercise into the gaps. I've made the instructions clearer about this.
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this video was really interesting
it was a very funny video:) thumbs up! learnenglish team.
loved the video.. :)
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