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.


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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

oh I got it. Thank you.

Hi team. I have a question.
Why the first market is called Camden Lock because it was next to the canal?

Hello SPM,

Yes, the markets in Camden are often called 'Camden Market' or 'Camden Lock', which refers to their location near the Camden Lock. You can find out loads more about all of this in the Camden Market and Camden Lock Wikipedia entries if you're interested!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Why i can not open the video,i tried many times ,but the video screen is still blank,i am in China ,and my browse is Windows Internet Export 9, version no: 9.0.8112.16421
Do i need to upload and install any assistant app/software?
Thanks in advance ,thank you!

Hello JiangSong,

I'm sorry to hear you having trouble with the video. I have checked and the video is working correctly on the page, so I can think of only two possible causes. The first is a compatibility issue with your system, or with your security settings. Your system looks like it should be perfectly fine, though you might try using a different browser (Chrome, for example) to see if that helps. The second possibility is that there are local conditions or settings which prevent certain media from functioning. Obviously, we have no control over this.

I hope you can succeed in accessing the videos. If not, please remember that LearnEnglish has a lot of audio materials which you should be able to access without any issues.


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The LearnEnglish Team