Rob talks about the sort of questions people ask when they go clothes shopping.


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Hello Peter,

Can you help me with the pronunciation of this sentence : "Why don't you try them on and see if they fit?"

I don't understand clearly if Stephen say "Whyn't you try them on..." or "Why on't (without "d") you try them on " .

What I'm interested in, is how Stephen physically says those words.

Hope you understand what I mean.

Hello Costinlonut,

When I listen to Stephen saying that sentence, I don't hear him leaving out any consonants or vowels, though of course he does pronounce the words in a connected way that is typical of native speakers' speech. I think he does pronounce the 'd' - what I hear is something like /wɑɪdontʃu trɑɪðəmon ɛn siː ɪf ðɛɪfɪt/ - 'why don't you', 'try them on' and 'see if they fit' are all closely connected.

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Kirk !!

Now I understand !

Hi Everybody,
Could you help me how to use "booking" and "reservation"? Is there any difference between them?
Thank you.
Best regards.

Hello Hà Thanhh,

There is no real difference in meaning but there are tendencies in use. For example, we can book or reserve a hotel room but we usually reserve a restaurant table and book an act (for a theatre or party, for example).

If you have a particular context in mind then we will be happy to comment on it for you.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter M,
I got it. Thank you very much!
Best regards.

I learned something new "quid=pound"

Hi, everyone
Can you help me? I can't hear all the video. Can I have transcript? thank so much to your support

Hello Nguyen thi Hai Huyen,

At the moment, none of the Language Focus videos have transcripts. We plan to add them at some point, but I'm afraid it will be quite some time before we do. In the meantime, if you have a question about a specific phrase or sentence, you're welcome to ask us by specifying the time code (e.g. 1:43-1:49) of the part you don't understand.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk
Thanks so much for your respond early. I just can't hear some sentence that Ms Ashley told with Roph on Camden Lock 2 language focus.So I hope you can share about it.