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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Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Hi, I'm a English Learner from China. I was meeting some difficulties in watching the video. I tried to watch the videos in the column ( Listen&Watch) but failed. I'm considering is it because of my location?

Hi Rocky542,

I'm sorry to hear you're have problems with the videos. It may be related to your location, as you say. On the other hand it may be a technical issue concerning the compatibility of your system. I suggest trying to access the videos via a different device (not a mobile device) and/or browser to see if this helps. Certain devices may not play certain media, so this is definitely worth trying.

 

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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Hi , In my little city luxurious stores are not common,and there is a few mall. Here open market is more common and prevalent. The excitement thing in market is that the prices are not fixed so you should bargain for lower price and i like that.

hi! thanks for the video. shops in my town are not so luxurious as in London but there still are different types of them : little shops,supermarkets,open markets.As for me, i don't like shopping, I think it's boring.

I don't know why the free dictionary on here has been disappeared? I'm very sad because that was very useful! Can you set that again? Thank you so much!

Hello lekimkhanh0109,

The dictionary has disappeared because of a change in the way that Cambridge Dictionaries operate their pages. I hope we'll be able to bring it back soon.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

oh! Thank you very much!

I don't see video files, how to take these tests with out listening to the videos, please provide the path for videos.

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