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Shopping is GREAT - Part 1

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.

Tarea 1

In what order did Richard look at the following products?

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Tarea 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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Tarea 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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Nivel de idioma

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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I live in Damascus, the capital of Syria. Shopping used to be one of my favorite hobbies. In Syria we don`t have that many of luxurious stores and the ones available are very expensive. There are about two or three malls in Damascus but I don`t prefer them to do my shopping. I prefer walking in open street and I think the choices are more than the ones in the malls

I'm living in Saudia Arabia . it's very similar , we have upmarket and less of them . but to me, I prefer shopping online. thanks

It's the first time I meet this interesting program. I enjoy watching the video and finishing the tasks. I think I'll keep doing this.

Dear Peter,
I don't understand the sentence 'by this very shop' can you explain it for me ? Thank you.

Hello Nhung123456,

'by' indicates who invented the hat and 'very' means 'exact' - see the second entry in the Cambridge dictionary entry ('exact') for 'very'. It means that the hat was invented in this shop in 1850.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello again Nhung123456,

Using 'by Thomas Coke' would mean that Thomas Coke invented the hat, which is not the meaning here. The meaning here is that someone in the shop invented the hat for Thomas Coke to wear. It's unclear whether Coke requested the hat or if the hatmaker came up with the idea, but what is clear is that Coke was the first person to have such a hat.

I hope that cleared it up for you, but if you have any other questions please let us know.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

 

Hello Nhung123456,

I'm happy to try to help, but I don't understand what you're asking. Could you please rephrase your question?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Nhung123456,

Thanks for clarifying that! Yes, that's correct, except be careful with the tense: 'the Coke hat was invented here in 1850'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

i am living in india,its quiet similar way of doing shopping in india.But i heard that london is very expensive in terms of shopping but india is not so much expensive in terms of shopping .london is very beautiful and during shopping you can explore the beauty of london .the shops and roads are very clean and you can easily get taxi for commuting from one place to another .i love london.

Hi everyone, this is the first time I've known this website and I found it's very useful to learn English. In my country, the majority of the population is not very rich so they don't usually do some upmarket shopping, most of them prefer buying things in market or popular shops because the goods are very cheap and diversified.

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