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Paris Scene 2

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, The LearnEnglish Team!
Thanks for your great effort.
As I am trying this whole series again and again, I have some questions. In this clip, Stephen says, "I read on the internet about a great area". But I can't catch the word 'internet'. Does he say it in short? How can I understand if someone says that word like that? Thank you very much.

Hello Aung Thet Naing,
I've listened to the fragment and he definitely says it, though as you probably know in fast connected speech in English some words can be hard to catch.  Try listening again and maybe this time you'll catch it.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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