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Camden Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob talks about the sort of questions people ask when they go clothes shopping.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.

Task 1

Language Task

Match the beginnings and endings.


Task 2

Language Task

Are the sentences from a clothes shop or from a restaurant?



Language level

Intermediate: B1


quid means £ I never heard! Thank you.

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Hello, The Learn English Team.
This website is great, helps me a lot in learning English. Thank you so much.
I have a question,  when Rob asked Ashlie " how was your shopping trip?" (is it correct?), Ashlie answered " Shopping with Steven is a nightmare". i get a bit confuse about why she said "is" not "was" ?
Thanks, Nevy

Hello, Rob.  I have some trouble with the present perfect tense and would appreciate your help.
I know that when this tense is used with a duration adverbial, the action or state of the verb continues up to the present.  So in:
(1) Tom has read this book since 2009.
(2) Tom has lived in London for five years.
I can confidently say that Tom is still reading the book and is still living in London too.
But problem arises when there are no such duration adverbials.  While I am still confident that in:
(3) Tom has read this book.
Tom has finished reading the book, I am less sure about his present living place in:
(4) Tom has lived in London.
It seems we could say that Tom is still living in London, otherwise we would not allow the tag “and he is still living there” to be added without appearing the least illogical.  This continuation interpretation is even more likely when a guest says to the host before leaving a party:
(5)  Thank you so much.  You’ve been so kind to me.  I’ve had such a wonderful time.
Isn’t it more reasonable, and polite too, to assume that neither the host’s kindness nor the guest’s wonderful time has ended at the time of speaking?
So what is the conclusion?  Please give me some guidelines.  Thanks a lot.

These are very useful lessons and l'm looking forward news. When we'll see them?

Hello alimente!
We hope to have more episodes ready soon. Keep watching this space – and I'm glad you find the lessons useful!
Best wishes
Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team


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