Ashlie and Stephen do some shopping in Paris - and improve their French!

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

We can use expressions with '-ing' to explain how we do things. For example, the picture seller says:

  • I always pick up new words talking to tourists.

The expression 'talking to tourists' explains how she learns new words.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


hello every one i have one question  about can i download the clip of word on the street or i cant? if i can  so how?

Hello vahidshd,
I'm afraid at the moment the video of Word on the Street can't be downloaded for technical and legal reasons.  You can download the transcript (there's a link under the video window) and we are trying to make more parts of the material accessible as downloads, so it's possible that in the future the audio, for example, may be downloadable.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Such a nice place:)

i also love to do  shopping but more than it i like stephen and ashlie accent, really want to adopt their speaking style...............

Hello there.How can i download this transcript please help me.

Hello Rehile!
You can see the transcript two ways. Between the video and the exercises, you'll see a green link that says 'Transcript'. Click on that to see the transcript on the web page. Under the exercises, you'll see a little box called 'Downloads'. Inside the box is a link to download the transcript.

Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

hi i thik that in this time paris not as beutiful as la cote d azur so i advice my freind to go to nice it s better .

Hi every one
I have never been to Paris but i hope to visit it in future
personalty I think it important to learn other language to achieve communication with people around you .
I have ever heard about Paris left bank
thanks allot

I've never been to Paris before and I'd like to go one a day ,, Actually I love this video so much and I'm so exciting to see it and know a lot of information about Paris. I found it useful
From my point of view learning English is all about confident and make many   personal efforts .

I think the most important thing when learning a foreign language is to achieve efficient communication. Never mind if you make some mistakes on grammar or pronunciation. The aim must be to you understand other people and they understand you. If you don't know (or don't remember) the proper words you confidently can use other relative words , so that people understand what you want to mean.
Paris's Left Bank ("Rive Gauche" in French) is the southern bank of the river Seine in Paris. This is a famous area in Paris, including the well known "Cartier Latin",  where used to live many artists (writers, painters) and philosophers, like Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Paul Sartre and many others
.Nowadays you can meet many artists (especially painters) exhibiting their work.
Another place in Paris where you can find artists exhibiting their works and willing to do your portrait is Montmartre. Here is another famous landmark of Paris, the very beautiful church "La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre". From this point you can have a panoramic view of Paris.
Have fun!!!