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Camden Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie realise they have quite similar ideas about what their Mum would like, but Ashlie soon gets distracted from the task in hand!

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Intermediate: B1


Yes I do. I think markets in Britain are quate different. Markets in my country are so boring and don't have any interesting things).

uh hi. I have a question, I've listened a word ''quid'', is it British currency? Nowadays British currency is POUND so I don't know about the ''quid'', can you explain and give me more information? thanks.

Hello Trieu Hai Binh,

'Quid' is an informal or slang expression for the British pound. It is a countable noun but its plural form is the same as its singular form so we say 'one quid' (one pound), 'ten quid' (ten pounds) and so on.

Many currencies have slang names. For example, in the US dollars can also be called 'bucks'.


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Yes, I do and enjoy it like everyone. In Bangladesh, markets are pretty similar to Britain, I suppose. Though Bangladesh is a developing country, the biggest shopping mall of Asia is situated here.However, one of common character of our market is- many of them are appeared on foot patch! I perceive one of the big different is, most of the market in our country are congested!!

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