Beautiful Christmas window displays are one way shops get into the Christmas spirit. Amandeep goes to Fortnum & Mason to see the work that goes into the displays and find out more about Christmas shopping.

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In the documentary, the presenter uses the present perfect continuous: 'Fortnum and Mason has been selling the finer things in life for over 300 years.' We use this form to describe activities which started in the past and continue to the present moment.

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Shops decorate their windows with new year decorations like pine trees, lights, colorful balls and also even artifical snow and display their products in their windows in my country.

Shops in my country put sample of products they sell in their windows.

althought i am vietnamese,i alway love england

I need a precision : in the sentence " Fortnum and Manson, here in Piccadilly, has been selling the finer things....", why it hasn't been said "the finest things..."? Thank you.

Hi chris,

One could say 'the finest things' here and that would also be OK. 'The finer things' is almost an idiomatic expression and here has a very specific meaning, which you can see in the Cambridge Dictionary entry for 'fine':

fine adjective (EXACT)

C1 [usually before noun] very exact and delicate, or needing to be done, treated, or considered very carefully:
I understood in general what she was talking about, but some of the finer details/points were beyond me.

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Kirk
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Thank you,
best wishes

Hi teacher, I don't know when I have got to use "about" and "around" to refer to something that isn't exact. I think that in these two sentences "I start getting nervous about a week before" and "We expect to sell around seven and a half thousand of those" around and about mean the same but I'm not sure.... It's very confusing for me. Thank you very much. Best wishes. Sonia

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