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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!

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi , dear
How can I download the video ?

Hello safisafa,

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hello i am new here .
preparing for my ielts general.i have tried these podcasts they are very good.there are many topics covered i listen and practice them daily.

Good Morning!
Stephen asked Ashlie 'How did you get on' in a short way but I didn't get what he said.
Would you mind if I ask you to write down what Stephen asked Ashlie?
Thank you Very much.

Hello josenildolins,

You can see the full transcript for the episode by clicking on the word 'Transcript' on the page. You can find it just below the tasks and above the comments section.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Yes I do. However our market is not as big as the Camden Lock Market.

Yes, I do. Once, I bought a Book in a market in my city, Bogotá, Colombia. The markets in my country are a little bit smaller than markets in Britain.

hey guys I am new on group

i have big problem i can't understand english it look like i am writing something else and listening a strange language it really a challange for me. someone help me to prove listening power. how?

Hello Rizwan Masood,

I can't really give you individual advice because I don't know your strengths and weaknesses in this area - that would be a job for your teacher. However, I can give you some general suggestions. FIrst, remember that practice makes perfect. Don't give up even if progress seems slow! Second, use the transcript to help you. Listen and read the transcript. Don't worry about understanding every word but pay attention to how the words are connected in fast speech. After you've listened two or three times try listening without the transcript. Third, try reading aloud while listening. This will help to speed up your speaking (because you will need to try to keep up with the recording) and also help you to get used to listening to fast speech.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team