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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  • 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


okay. I got it :D

Hello Dr Kirk,

Please I'm always confused with this. E.g. if someone says something to me, but I can't make out what the person says. Should I say: 'you said what' or ' you say what'?

Ok very nice
Thank you

Hello Counsel,

There are many ways to ask this. A polite way of asking this is 'I'm sorry, I didn't understand. Could you please repeat that?' or even just 'Could you please repeat that?' In informal situations, you could say 'Sorry, what was that?'. Only with good friends would I recommend saying 'What did you say?'

To improve your conversational English, I'd highly recommend our Big City Small World series, in which you can find a lot of language like this.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Dr Kirk,

I'm completely confused with this song lyrics: "The Lord will bless someone today, 'it may be you, it may be I', it may be someone by your side." My concern is should it be 'it may be you, it may be I' or 'it may be you, it may be me'?

Hello Counsel,

'me' is really the correct form here, at least in an ordinary context, but in songs you can often find language used a bit differently. In this example, I suspect that 'I' was used by the songwriter because it rhymes with 'side'. This kind of thing is quite common in song lyrics and is quite acceptable in that context.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team


Hi there,

I'm confused with one of the verbs in this expression: "I saw him 'throw' the ball into the pond." I think it should be replaced with 'threw'. Right? If no, I will appreciate an insightful explanation on this, thanks.

Hello Counsel,

Verbs of perception (such as 'see', 'hear', etc.) are often followed by an object ('him') and an infinitive ('throw'), so actually that sentence is correct. Saying 'threw' instead would not be correct.

I hope this helps.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Good Afternoon,
Friend,I am getting confuse between each other and one another.Could any tell me the exact use with sentence making. I know each other is used for two people and one another is for more than two people. Still i can't frame the sentence.