Camden Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob explains question forms and expressions people use when they go shopping.

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

Task 1

Complete the questions with the right question word.

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Task 2

Match the questions with the answers.

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Task 3

Rearrange the words to make 'how' questions.

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Task 4

Match the sentences with when we use them.

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Submitted by Elnaz1367 on Wed, 30/05/2018 - 11:54

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Hello, why are not there the text of the clip?

Hello Elnaz1367,

Each Word on the Street episode is made up of five parts. Three of these are intended for listening practice and we provide transcripts for these. The other two parts, which are the ones with 'Language Focus' in their titles, are designed to be mini-lessons with Rob. These are explanations and not listening texts so we do not include transcripts. The important thing with these sections is to understand the explanations and examples rather than to follow the text for listening comprehension.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team 

Submitted by A H Wani on Wed, 21/03/2018 - 18:26

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I have a question Sir actually I am a government employee in India.My mother has recently gone under hip replacement surgery and I have borne all the expenses of surgery of my mother.In India a government employee is entitled to medical reimbursement if any one of his family member undergoes medical treatment including surgery etc but this medical reimbursement is governed by certain rules. As per these rules a family has been defined as: Clause (e) "Family" means wife or husband, children including adopted children, step children and parents living with the government servant and wholly dependent upon him; [Explanation:- Parents in the definition of family shall be treated as dependent on government servant provided own income of either parent does not exceed rupees 2500 per month.] Later the above rule was ammended as: The explanation below clause (e) shall be substituted by the following:- "Parents in the definition of family will include only such parents whose monthly income does not exceed rupees 5000 per month." From the above cited references what conclusion can be drawn.Is it monthly income only one parent or of both the parents. Please reply

Hello A H Wani,

I'd really like to help you with this, and I sincerely wish you the best with this difficult situation, but I'm afraid it's not clear to me. Given everything that you say, it sounds as if the rupees 5,000 is an aggregate, i.e. the income of both parents, but really you should check with some government authority figure to find out how it is interpreted by them.

I wish you and your family the best.

Best regards,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by pathomporn on Thu, 08/03/2018 - 03:28

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Also different sit in a classroom English. I love to learn here more than in a class.

Submitted by anie1 on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 17:57

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Hello, I would like to ask a question; Which one of the following is correct 1.Does anyone know where can I find a bookstore? or 2. Does anyone know where I can find a bookstore? Thank you

Hello anasge,

The first option is correct. This is an example of a reported question and in reported questions we use normal word order, without any inversion.

You can read more about reported questions on this page.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Marwa.Mohamed on Thu, 10/08/2017 - 23:10

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Hello I read this example in grammar section: My sister's got two young children. Why did they use possessive (sister's), I mean is it incorrect to say :My sister got two young children??. Do we have to use ('s) after My . For example my uncle or my uncle's visited us yesterday??? I read the possessives but I can't understand the above mentioned example. Thanks in advance :)

Submitted by Kirk on Sat, 12/08/2017 - 18:13

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Hello Marwa1083,

In that sentence, the 's is a contraction of 'has', so the sentence is actually 'My sister has got two young children'. Does that make sense? You can find out more about 'has/have got' in this video.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by GHIO1978 on Mon, 10/07/2017 - 18:30

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I knew the different use of HOW but it was really interesting practice them again.

Submitted by DarkoMaxim on Thu, 06/07/2017 - 20:07

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I did not know that 'How do you do' is old-fashion. When I meat people for the first time, I always said that. So, I will change that to 'How's going'. I'm a little be surprising with a 'quid'. And final word, I have to say that is worth listening these videos. Maybe an option with title is not bed idea, because at first, I did not understand pretty much. After the teacher repeat the scene I figure out, what is all about. And with the teacher and the title I understand everything.
Hi Darko! How have you been? I hope well... I'd like to show you a mistake that you made. Can I? You wrote. "... When I meat people for the first time", the correct is MEET in the simple present, but in the simple past is MET, without a letter "E", we have to cut. Have a wounderful day!

Submitted by rizwanafzal94 on Thu, 29/06/2017 - 19:58

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Worth watching video it was

Submitted by crislucero on Tue, 27/06/2017 - 19:10

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good practice, thanks! native people sound quite different from teachers in my country.

Submitted by raman78 on Tue, 20/06/2017 - 06:43

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Hi every one, How is it going? How much useful this kind of learning, I have suggestion : How about online chat together instead of putting comment by this way?

Hello raman78,

Online chats are a great way to practise your English, but I'm afraid we don't offer a forum for that. In addition, in order to protect our users' privacy, our House Rules don't allow users to share personal information (email address, phone numbers, etc.), so I'm afraid you won't be able to meet people here for that. A good place to look for ideas on how to do this is our Facebook page, where you'll find all kind of ideas and advice on how to improve your English in a variety of ways.

I do hope we'll see you around here from time to time, though.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Ali Abdelrady on Fri, 16/06/2017 - 17:24

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It is a shock for me that "how do you do?" is old fashion and unusable> thanks alot.

Submitted by labeb Najip Abdullah on Thu, 15/06/2017 - 16:20

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Thank you very much. It is interesting.

Submitted by Aryen on Thu, 01/06/2017 - 04:53

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Candem Scene 1 is a very interesting short story to learn about common expressión in the spoken English, like How's it going? Thanks.

Submitted by Abderrahmane Ouchik on Sat, 27/05/2017 - 19:40

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I love it

Submitted by batooldirar on Mon, 22/05/2017 - 08:37

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hi, thanks! Mr.kirk i really interested read comments most than videos its very helpful. i ask about the modern way to say who do you do , as Rop said that in the video thanks a lot.

Submitted by damtruong1980 on Sun, 14/05/2017 - 13:17

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Hi Please help me to answer this quetion Question 21 Jolie and Tom are meeting at the supermarket. - Jolie :" Hi, Tom. How are you doing?" - Tom: " _________. How about you?" A. I'm waiting for my sister B. I'm shopping for food. C. I'm doing nothing. D. I'm doing well. Which one is correct?

Submitted by Kirk on Sun, 14/05/2017 - 17:44

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Hello damtruong1980,

We're happy to help our users with questions like this from time to time, but please tell us what you think the answer is and why first. Then we can help you help better.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by abdou ragab on Fri, 19/05/2017 - 20:10

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I'm shopping for food

Submitted by yasir mehmood on Mon, 22/05/2017 - 14:38

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D

Submitted by Karin Gäbel on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 19:19

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Hallo, what should I do to choose an option and answer the exercices?

Hello Karin Gäbel,

To move an answer into a gap, you have to click or press on it. Then click or press on the gap where you want it to go, and it will move there.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by ZulmaRugeles on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 21:53

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Thanks for the lesson. I am preparing for the IELTS test it is in 20 days. I am afraid! hehe

Submitted by clramosm on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 01:45

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I've understood easily the languages focus. This video is very interesting, Thank you so much

Submitted by Lana Shcherbyna on Fri, 31/03/2017 - 15:24

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Hello All, how I can pass for next level? Thank you team!

Hello Lana Shcherbyna,

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If you have been working on certain materials on our site and would like some suggestions as to what you might try next then we'll be happy to advise, of course. Just let us know what you have been working on and what you would like to practise.

 

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Submitted by sebastianruiz on Tue, 28/03/2017 - 14:10

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This video was been much easier to understand than Camdem Scene 1, maybe that´s the reason for not have transcripts. However, I enjoy videos like Camdem Scene 1, it´s like a challenge in my way to improve my english skills, since that kind of videos use a more natural english, close to the english used for native speakers.

Submitted by mancini2 on Mon, 27/03/2017 - 21:07

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is it correct to say "What time do you start working?" tks

Hello mancini2,

Yes, you can say that. Using 'working' implies a focus on the actual action of working. If you're simply asking what time a person's workday begins, then 'work' would be better.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by TRAN QUOC on Thu, 23/03/2017 - 15:52

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Good evening The LearnEnglish Team, This is the first time I join this class due to first time register. Could you advice me how to learn English effectively? I only listen and practice. and after that I receive feedback. Could I practice to speak online with you? I am really sorry for this inconvinience.

Submitted by Akbar Safi on Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:33

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Hi Kirk! Please correct me Sir. Can we say 'Rob explains question forms and expressions people use when they go ( go on, go to) shopping' ?. My suggestions are in the square brackets. Thank you.

Submitted by Kirk on Thu, 23/03/2017 - 07:10

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Hello Akbar Safi,

Actually, just 'go shopping' is the best form here! 'go' is followed by lots of verbs in the -ing form (e.g. 'go swimming', 'go running', 'go shopping', etc.) and no preposition is used in these cases, unless you wanted to specify the place: e.g. 'go shopping at Camden Market', 'go shopping in London'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by lyly on Mon, 20/03/2017 - 09:42

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Where is the transcript? Please show me. I really need it. Thanks you

Hello lyly,

The Language Focus pages do not currently have transcripts. One day we plan to add them, but if you want to ask us a question about a short segment in the meantime, please feel free to do so. All we ask is that you provide the time code (e.g. 1.35–1.40) for the segment you'd like help with.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Angustias on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 19:51

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Hello every one I love this page

Submitted by NgocLinhPT on Tue, 14/02/2017 - 00:29

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Thank you very much!

Submitted by lucassantos96 on Mon, 16/01/2017 - 20:49

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hello every one, I'm lucas from brazil and i am loving learn english in this course, thanks a lot