London has some of the world’s most famous department stores: Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and many others. Our presenter Richard visits them and also samples a smaller shop for a range of shopping experiences.

Task 1

In what order did Richard look at the following products?

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Task 2

What's special about each shop or area?

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Task 3

Match the beginnings and ends of these phrases.

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Task 4

Richard said "If only they had it in my size". Type the correct form of the verb in the gap. Make it negative if necessary. 

We have a page on LearnEnglish about the use of 'if only'.

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Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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I like shopping too, especially in book, cd en dvd stores.
In my country you see more and more the same shops in every city or village.
With the same products on the same place as everywhere.
I find that boring.
Bye bye, Ron

Hi everyone!!! I must say that I love shopping.
I remembered the first time I went to London  (when I was a teenager to study English in a summer school). I visited Harrods.It was fantastic, wonderful, amazing and quite expensive. Some years later, being an adult, I went back to Harrods. The impression was the same, a lovely place. I enjoyed withe the toilets¨decorations.
In my country we have shopping centres. but I love walking in the street and doing windows shopping and finishing in a pub drinking a beer.

Task four is too difficult for me :(

Hi there,
Is it possible to please make these videos available for download, or the audio track from these videos available for download?
Thanks for your help.
 

I like this topic,it's an amazing idea to improve your language and improve your knowledge

Hello everybody,
Please can you translate me some of the words and phrase.

  • I do not know what does mean "upmarket shopping".
  • Also I did not understand what is "By this very shop".
  • "pride themselves on" - is this phrase?

Thank you very much in advance.

upmarket shopping : luxury shopping
By this very shop : particularly this shop
pride sb on : to be proud of yourself = "take pride in"

I am here to learn English therefore help me

tremendious ... absolutely loving one. i love to visit uk .. and had a wish to shop in all places mentioned above. 

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