You are here

A1 beginner: At the shop

In this video Gemma goes to the shop. What's she going to buy? 

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and follow the instructions to practise your speaking.

Check your understanding 1


Task 1

Check your understanding 2


Task 2

Check your understanding 3



Language level

Beginner: A1


This video looks interesting.i rate it . what I noticed within it is
That there are some parts of the customer where she uses the "pounds " word .and some ones she doesn't. could anyone tell me why?

Hello Yannick The,

When it is obvious from the context, we often omit the names of currencies.

Thus you can say £5.55 as any of these:

five pounds fifty-five pence

five pounds fifty-five p

five pounds fifty-five

five fifty-five



The LearnEnglish Team

I learned here you are

I learned the word "sweets" because I didnt know the name in English to name things like Doritos or sugar candies we but at the stores or supermarket. Also I like the question "Have you got cold ones?, it seems kind of realistic, because when we buy bottles of water we often buy it cold, but many dialogues dont include details like this.

For me there are phrases or sentences result me very complicate because I not underatant when otrers people are speaking.

It helped me to notice the use of the present perfect: Have you got cold ones?

Hello Clarissa

It's great that you notice grammar when you hear or read English -- it will help you learn so much. I'm afraid, though, that this is not a present perfect form. 'have got' is simply another way of saying 'have'; in other words, this sentence means the same thing as 'Do you have any cold ones?'

Hope this helps.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you … and there’s £1.60 change.

All these videos are very nice, but every stage has just one and I cannot find another. For example, there is just on in beginner, one on next and so on. If it is possible, upload new videos on each step such as reading or listening in this site.

Hello Sharif Tayyebi,

You can find many videos in other places on the site. Try doing a search for the level you need - just type A2 or B1 (etc) into the seach window at the top right and you'll see many pages, some of which have video components.



The LearnEnglish Team