Tess and Ravi are back to talk about shopping in London, and Jo and Adam look at how to use the word 'too' in different ways.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • What are your favourite places to go shopping where you live?
  • Do you like shopping centres? Markets?
  • Have you been to any of the places in London that Tess and Ravi talked about? Or would you like to?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi everyone, I'm Maria from Colombia. I love shopping in Bogota, the capital because there are too many shops, some of them are from others countries so you can buy interesting and special things and be different, where I live it's very nice shopping too but it's not the same excitement.
For the second point I´d say that shoppings in Markets give you a fresh air ´cause you can find unique clothes and the experience is quite enjoying, I do no prefer one from the another one I just can say that both are differents ways of shopping and maybe one day you need to go to the centre ´cause is more formal and there are more probabilities that you can find it there what you exact need than in a market.
Finally, for the last question, I've been there and my opinion is that in Covent Garden you can't find what you can find in Oxford Street, both have lots of shops but differents things, so maybe you can find a beautiful and from a different culture necklace in Covent Garden and an amazing boots in Oxford Street, so the products are not the same, and talking about Camden Market for me is more for tourists and drinking or eating something and a lot of party at night,

I live in the countryside and there are only a few places to shop like supermarkets, markets.. I enjoying shopping in the supermarket because it is very convenient, I can buy a lit of things and have freedom of choice.

Hello everyone and thanks again team for your job. I really enjoy this site and it's the best way for me to improve my English because I do want to learn good English.
My favorite place for shopping is the market, the place where I can find fresh vegetables and fruit. Here I'm sure that food is always on sell with the right prices.
Even if sometimes it's crowded I don't mind because I like to have a chat with people at market.
Sometimes I do shoppilg at mall with my wife but those are the days when we spend a whole day doing shopping.
And about shopping in London I never do shopping there, but I would like to see all of those places I'm sure are a really nice places that I must go to visit.

It really I am living in a small city so here is no so many places to go shopping maybe just two or three and I do not like them all ,but when I go to the capital of my country there is absolutely a lot so my favourite place to go shopping over there called ALTAHRER .
And also yes I like shopping in a centres , finally unfortunately I have not been in London any more but of course I would like to.

I've been trying to adjust my english to these podcasts nearly everyday. Because I have some difficulties in listening. So thanks for British Podcast that has made these cool podcasts, for I has been getting much understood than before.

Hello learn English team,
It seems that I have lost my motivation to learn how ti speak fluent English, its a hard mission indeed, it's been a several days I stopped listening to the podcast, I've come again to help me restore my motivation and progress.
Thank you

Hello Sherin,

I'm not sure if it's possible for you, but if it is, you'd probably find a class at a British Council teaching centre in Egypt to be really helpful for improving your speaking. Most people find speaking to other people in person more motivating, and it's also really helpful to get feedback from a teacher.

But if that's not possible, let me try to encourage you here. You can still do a lot on your own, and Elementary Podcasts is a good resource for you. After you listen to an episode, print out the transcript and underline words and expressions that you think would be useful for your speaking. Practise pronouncing them and saying them quickly, as well of course as remembering what they mean. Then try to use these expressions in your daily life. It might feel strange, but even speaking to yourself can be really effective for learning them.

Finally, you might also want to check out our Facebook page, where you can also interact with other learners from around the world.

I hope you continue! Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks alot teacher Krik

hello I like cooking and prefer to eat fresh food at home.I love salads very much,all day I can eat only salads .what about shopping? I love shopping very much,if I had a lot of many I could be a shopaholic ,when I am angry with or jealous, shopping is my therapy for relax and forget everything.my favorite shopping places are Tbilisi Mall in Georgia , Forum Trabzon in Turkey it is one big shopping center .In 2009 I was in German Munchen here is one of the biggest place for shopping the street name is Marien Platz it was great in German.I would like to go to London, maybe one day I will. thanks all of you LearnEnglish British Council it is best way to study English this sate is great thanks a lot.

My the most favourite place is a supermarket, I like to go to the supermarket with my wife during my free time. But I don't like shopping a market of Mongolia. Because, it has too many people, dirty and too busy. I never been in England. But the sounds so nice the place of Tess and Ravi talked. I must go there in next few years.