Camden Scene 2


Ashlie and Stephen need to finish their shopping. Ashlie drags Stephen into a shoe shop and they look at some amazing clothes.

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Think about the following questions:

  • Do you like clothes shopping?
  • What sort of questions do you ask when you go clothes shopping?

Now, watch Stephen and Ashlie and listen to the questions they ask.



in Camden Scene 2 Ashlie asks the shop assistant : Have you got them i a size 6 ? Why does she use 'a' ? In the cases of : in a bigger / smaller size that's clear for me , but here ...
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hi, I can't see your videos?????????????? what must I do??????? this message is written on screen, "video format is not supported"?

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Dear manager,
Thank you so much for your try and effort preparing this site.
may i ask you if it is possible send me some educational video clips whic help us to improve our vocabulary.
Thanks in advance.
Your sincerely

Hi Majid,

Thanks for your letting us know you appreciate our efforts. We are currently working on several projects, but I'll make a note of your suggestion for the future. We have some Vocabulary games that might be useful for you; if you desire more, then for the time being I'd recommend you do an internet search for "English vocabulary videos" - perhaps you can find some useful resources that way.

Best wishes and Happy New Year!

The LearnEnglish Team

can u explain the difference in "one" and "once" please

Hi Sirajkhan,
In this context it is a word that we use to replace other words so we don't need to repeat them.  For example, in the video Ashlie says:
"...the shoes at the back - the black ones"
which sounds much better than "...the shoes at the back - the black shoes".
'Once' means 'one time' or 'at a time in the past', so it has a very different meaning.  For example:
I've only met him once. (one time)
Once, I lived in Ireland. (at a time in the past)
I hope that answers your question.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi there, I enjoyed this video very much. Ashley is so beautiful in that dress and looks nice in those shoes. But Stephen and Ashley looked funny in those four boots/ shoes. I love nice dresses, shoes and handbag. I can spending all day shopping when I have free time and money (treat myself).