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Episode 07

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

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8


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


Hello Counsel,

I'm afraid we don't correct users' texts – we are simply too small a team – but I will say that your text looks correct and is intelligible. It's a nice idea!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

help me. I do not enter it. perhap it is error #2032 :(

Hello ngominh,

It looks like this may be a problem with the version of Flash on your computer. Please visit Adobe and check that you have the most up-to-date version of Flash installed.

I hope that helps you.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

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.