In this video Gemma goes to the shop. What's she going to buy? 

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Language level

Beginner: A1


Hello doxa1956

I'm afraid I can't say for sure without knowing the context, but it could be that 'top' means 'best' here. The word 'top' is often used in the title of a list of some sort, e.g. 'The top 10 songs of 2018' or 'The top 5 places to visit in Kalamata'.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Kirk for the immediate reply. I do understand the meaning of "top" but in this video Gemma asks the shopkeeper: "How much is this magazine?" and the shopkeeper says "Let's see...Top Sounds,that's £1.99".It doesn't make sense.

Hello doxa1956,

Thanks for clarifying. 'Top Sounds' is the name of the magazine, I imagine.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Peter.

ı learned a number of phrases
have you got cold ones
top sounds
thank you

Me too i learned much news words and i knew how to bought somethings at the shop

I learned these new phreses.
How much is that?
Would you like a bag?
Thank you

I learned these new phrases:
Have you got cold ones?
Top sounds,

Preparation exercise first :

Can I help you?
Do you have a bottle of water?
Is that everything?
How much is this?
That's £1.99.
Would you like a bag?

I leared the phrase "top sounds" and "Have you got cold ones" which i didn't know i could use.