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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


So in this video I heard they have spoken "can I try it on, please" though Can I say "may I try it on, please"? Thanks

Hello Leo Maia,

Yes, both 'can' and 'may' can be used to ask permission. See our grammar page on this topic for a full explanation.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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Hi LearnEnglish Team,

Can I use "quid" for smaller or bigger amount? For example: 1,000 quid or 10 quid. Can I use "quid" in informal writing? Thanks in advance.

Hello Truc,

You can use 'quid' with any amount in an informal style, especially when speaking. It's certainly used in writing, but not as much as in speaking. Without knowing what kind of text you're referring to, it's difficult to say how appropriate or not it would be there.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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i 'm understand the conversation between english teacher and ashly but i don't understand the first conversation when the teacher said (( nice ........ ashly )) can you help me