Camden Town is a world-renowned place to shop for alternative clothing. Carmen goes there to find out more about its history and what's fashionable now.


 Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.




Hi Team.
Jack : a Cyber-Goth is SOMEONE that doesn't think about what other people think about THEM.
What is the meaning of THEM here?
Is THEM (plural) reffered to SOMEONE (singular) here?
Can I change 'Them' with 'him' here?

Hello Nizam,

'them' is often used instead of 'him' or 'her' when it's not clear whether the person we're referring to is male or female. In this case, 'someone' could refer to both men and women, and so 'them' is a good choice. It is possible to say 'him' instead, though nowadays some might interpret that as sexist.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk.
thank you for explaining.

What does 'exo-tubes' means ?


The term is used to describe a particular style of clothing and is defined in the sentence in which it is used:

It’s an exo-tubes top - which means like, it shows the inside of my body

It's a word invented by the designer, not a word which is in general use.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

It's a great way to learn about the country which i'm aiming for, and also to learn basic grammar english.

Many thanks for the material !!!

I want to study more

i can't access the whole task for history and whats fashionable in camden. i was able to anser only the first 3 questions. what can i do to get the other remaining ones ?

Hello clart,

I'm not sure which task you mean here. Do you mean the task headed 'Task'? If so, then there are three categories ('Punk', 'London Fashion Week' and 'Cyber-goth') and you have to put each phrase into one of these three categories; there are no other questions.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team