Camden Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen need to finish their shopping. Ashlie drags Stephen into a shoe shop and they look at some amazing clothes.

 Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.


Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • Do you like clothes shopping?
  • What sort of questions do you ask when you go clothes shopping?

Now, watch Stephen and Ashlie and listen to the questions they ask.



Ashlie: Well, thanks for that Stephen. That was a great lunch.

Stephen: Ah – you’re welcome. My pleasure! Now come on, we’ve got to get a move on.

Ashlie: Oh, wait a minute. They’re nice. 

Stephen: Which ones? Those boots?

Ashlie: No, the shoes at the back - the black ones. Let’s go in and have a look.

Stephen: What size are they? Why don’t you try them on and see if they fit?

Ashlie: Excuse me. Can I try these on, please? Have you got them in a size 6?

Shop assistant: Yes, sure.

Ashlie: Thanks.

Ashlie: Oh wait, they’ve got them in green, too. Maybe they’re nicer. What do you think?

Stephen: Why don’t you try them both on?

Ashlie: Sorry, can I try them both on, please? The green and the black in a size 6.

Shop assistant: OK.

Ashlie: Thanks.

Stephen: Let’s sit down. Shoe shops make me tired.

Ashlie: So, which ones do you prefer? Do you prefer the black ones or the green ones?

Stephen: They’re both nice.

Ashlie: But tell me which ones you like the best.

Stephen: Erm... OK then, the green ones.

Ashlie: Well, what’s wrong with the black ones?

Stephen: Nothing’s wrong with the black ones. I said they’re both nice.

Ashlie: I think I prefer the black ones.

Stephen: OK then, if I say I prefer the black ones, can we just buy them and get out of here?

Ashlie: Yeah, I think I’ll get the black ones. Unless you prefer the green ones?

Stephen: Aaaargh! Come on!

Ashlie: OK, I’ll take the black ones please.


Stephen: OK, I’ll see you later, then.

Ashlie: OK, I’m going this way. See you!


Ashlie: Hi there. Wow, such amazing clothes. Oh, this is nice. Can I try this on in a smaller size, please?

Shop assistant: Yes, certainly.

Ashlie: Great, thank you.

Shop assistant: The changing rooms are just over there.

Ashlie: This is wonderful. How much is it?

Shop assistant: That one’s 110 pounds.

Ashlie: It is beautiful but… I’m not sure.


Stephen: Oh my gosh! Ashley!? What happened to you?

Ashlie: Oh, hiya Stephen. Well, I decided to change my image. What do you think?

Stephen: Well, don’t let Mum see you like that - it's her birthday party tonight.

Ashlie: Don't worry, I'll change first. Are you ready for home?

Stephen: Yes, let's get out of here. Everybody’s looking at you!


Task 1

Comprehension Task

Do you like the clothes Stephen and Ashlie bought? Answer these questions.


Task 2

Sort out the questions that you heard in the video.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Oh !! I know the part of shopping in the shoes shop. Ha Ha ! Ash and Stephan look like Carolina and Jamie in Series 2 Part 1. Ha Ha ! They both are the same conversation. Listening this Ash and Stephan make me to remember Carolina and Jamie. Cool :) :) :) :)

Hello fatima89,

We use 'one' to avoid repeating a noun. For example:

I live in a big house. You can see it – it's the big red house over there.

I live in a big house. You can see it – it's the big red one over there.


We use 'ones' in the same way, but for plural nouns. For example:

My father is an architect. He designed many houses in this town, such as those houses over there.

My father is an architect. He designed many houses in this town, such as those ones over there.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello fatima89,

When you change your image you change how you look or how other people see you. This could be something about your physical appearance (your hair, for example) or it could be changing the way you dress.



The LearnEnglish Team

These videos are well done and nice, only the task I think so, you could exploit more in understanding... you could add more task to rise the listening skills, As you notice I need improve on this skill, Thanks a lot.
Hi, There Can you help me to explain this sentence: We've got to get a move on? What is that mean? Thanks so much
Hi! I m really enjoying theses videos. I need to improve me listening skills. Here in Brazil, the salespeople are always in our back to buy. I prefer to go in that kind of place that you see, chose and try the clothes by yourself. But sometimes I need some help, and it's good to count on a friendly salesperson.
Wow I am impressed by Ash's clothes at the end of the video, are they trendy clothes in the past or at the Carnival? And I don't know the use of ''a'' when she said ''in a size 6''. ''a'' is a word to repeat the shoe mentioned above or something else which we need to add when we talk about the size of a shoe? please help me.

Hello Trieu Hai Binh,

We use 'a' before sizes of various things including shoes ('a size 6'), clothes ('a medium', 'an extra-large') and drinks ('a pint', 'a regular').


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

What do u think about Ash's clothes at the end of this video?? I think Ash is creative with her clothes ^.^
Hello Mr./Ms. teacher, can you tell me the grammar about " Have got "? Can we say: Do you have them in a size 6?

Hello Chfistina007,

The question form for 'have got' is different. I'll compare it with 'have' for you below.



I have a dog.

Do you have a dog?

I don't have a dog.



I have got a dog.

Have you got a dog?

I haven't got a dog.


With 'have' we add an auxiliary - do (or does). With 'have got' we already have an auxiliary - have (or has) - and so we do not add another.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hello sir? thanks for the discription but here is a question. which one is more formal during speach I have adog or I have got a dog thanks for answering me best wishes, Azad

Hello Azad,

Both forms can be used in formal and informal speech, but in general 'have got' is used more often in informal situations. When we use 'have got' informally, it's almost always contracted. For example, instead of saying 'I have got a dog' I'd say 'I've got a dog'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi friends, we have a huge market at the center my city which has everything to buy. The things in malls are quite expensive but those on street shops are cheaper comparatively. It has a large scale of varieties, so I'm always confused while shopping. My mom helps me in such cases.
Good afternoon,I have a question please? Could you tell me if it is possible that I have formulated this sentence right? ,,And if its are fit me, I'm happy.;; Thank you.

Hello Adriancatanescu,

I'm afraid that is not correct. You could say:

And if it fits me, I'll be happy.


However, without knowing the context it is hard to say if this is the meaning you need.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone, when is about shopping I'm a bit selfish because I'm not patient with other people when they want to buy something. But when I'm going shopping for myself then I can spend one day without to take any a break. Usually I don't ask the seller about the color or about the size, jut take clothes that I think are fits my and I'm heading to the changing room, where I try them on. And if its are fit me, I'm happy. I just buy them and get out of there.
Could you please guide me, whether bellow comparisons correct or not? Have you got them in blue colour? Do you have this in blue colour? They have got everything. They have everything.
hello, why don't you have transcript of part word on the street with expert? where can i find it?

Hello Hang Kieu,

The Language Focus sections of Word on the Street do not have transcripts as they are not designed to provide listening practice, but rather to replicate, in part, a lesson for the users. There are transcripts for the listening sections, as you have seen.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I would like to know the difference between the two sentences bellow: -we have got to get a move on - we have to get move on Thank you in advance.

Hello Brahim LEMRADJI,

There is no difference in meaning but the sentence with 'have got' is less formal and is rarely used in writing.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Reddy_Rabby,

I'm afraid that I don't know where this music comes from, either. It was probably composed especially for this video, which would mean it is otherwise unavailable. Sorry!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello MissOriginal,

I'm afraid I don't know the name of the song. Perhaps one of our other users will recognise it.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Wow I really enjoy there shopping she was looking very cool when she changed her image
Hi Team. What is the difference between : " Have you got them in a size 6?" " Do you have them in a size 6?" And it's quite common I hear : " Have you them in a size 6?" =============== I couldn' find the fault of them. Would you please to help me? Thank you?

Hello Nizam,

The first two sentences are both correct and both mean the same thing. In general, 'have' and 'have got' mean the same thing, though there are a few differences in how they are used - see the Farming Scene 2 - Language Focus video for more on this.

The third sentence isn't really used in standard English.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

waouh! The oral expression is really faster in UK! I hope to get used fairly quickly because I speak hyper slowly
I'm enjoying the videos very much. Especially because they explain the fashioned terms. That tip showing the old fashioned 'how do you do?' is wonderful. Tahnk you.
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