Ashlie and Stephen do some shopping in Paris - and improve their French!

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

We can use expressions with '-ing' to explain how we do things. For example, the picture seller says:

  • I always pick up new words talking to tourists.

The expression 'talking to tourists' explains how she learns new words.





Hi Kirk,

got it!

tks a lot for your kind support and congratulation for your very good job in helping us to learn or improve our English.


in the scene 2 the expression " I'm almost done" is used.
Is it correct to use the form " I've almost done?


Hello mancini2,

'I'm done' means 'I've finished doing/using it'. You could say 'I've almost finished' instead (and it would mean the same thing), and people would certainly understand you if you said 'I've almost done', but I doubt you'd hear a native speaker say it that way. It's great that you're curious about this. I'd encourage you to learn and practise 'I'm done', though, as it is extremely commonly used and very useful!

I'm done.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I think you must practice everyday, enjoy practicing, travel overseas if you can or meet people from foreign countries. And most of all, be patient. I've been learning English for 4 years and I'm not a good English speaker yet.

you're right. you're from France. So, you have a lot of chances to practice English, easy to travel overseas. I have started learning English when i'm at secondary school. Now, i'm in pre-intermediate. I would like to have many friends in the world to improve English, cultures...Nice day, mate, Best regards.

English is very useful languaje and dificult to learn, overall the pronunciation. One word could mean diferent thing if we do not use the correct phonetic. In opossite, Spanish is simple to pronounce but the grammar is complicate.

You must write down the words and speak with a native speaker if you can
No, I haven't heard

I think the most important thing when learning a language is practicing and talk wih someone who knows that language.
I didn't know what is Paris's Left Bank before watching this video.

Thanks for helping us English. It's nice to watch the video. It's very helpful.