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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?


Tarea 2

What's special about each shop or area?


Task 3

Match the beginnings and ends of these phrases.


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'.




Nivel de idioma

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


The main difference is the price of course. I live in Turkey, almost everything is cheaper than England in here but I'm not a shopping fan actually. Great video, thanks!

Hi! Now the most notable difference between shopping in London and shopping in Ukraine is price. Many world famous trademarks are presented in Ukraine. I like a wide variety of goods here.

Bummer, I can't watch it. I hope maybe we can downloaded it someday. Thanks a lot!!

Hello thatsmyname1,

Have you tried downloading and installing the Adobe Flash Player on your device? That often solves video problems.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I can't watch it

Hello Lkim,

The first thing I would suggest you do is download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player on your device. That usually solves video problems, but if not, please see if you can watch the video under the words 'Can't see the video? Click here!' on this page and let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello ruthfay,

Can you see the 'Can't see video?' link on this page? I don't see it here and am surprised that you can. In any case, I'd recommend you try a couple of things:

  1. install the Adobe Flash Player on your device, even if you already have it installed
  2. try viewing this page in a different browser or on a different device

If that doesn't work, please let us know what operating system and which browser (plus its version number) you're using and we'll try to help you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Great video and activities!

Quality, price and the convenience of shopping are the differences respectively but because of modernization of shopping malls and the import and export of products, shopping becomes more easy and cheaper in my country.

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