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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



Yes, when we are describing the inventor we use 'invented by', but here Thomas Coke is not the inventor, but instead the name of the customer who asked for a new type of hat.

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Could you tell me please what do ( to go on a shopping spree ) and ( to shop someone ) mean ? I searched in the dictionary and I couldn't find them. These expressions are in shopping is great worksheet of the teaching site . Thanks

Hi littlemoon86,

If you look up just the word spree in the dictionary, you'll find a definition and example. I've never heard the other expression you mention. Are you sure that it's correct? I couldn't find it in either of the worksheets.

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interesting ! I enjoyed watching it . I like shopping :)

Here, Richard uses "Done quite well there". I think it is the inversion of "Quite well done".
So how many expressions are there like this which are short and reversed in order? Can you please give me a link?
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Hello Aung Thet Naing,
I think the best way to think of this is not as an inversion, but rather as an example of ellipsis - missing words out.  What Richard is really saying is 'We have done quite well there' - but he omits the 'We have...' when he says it.  It's quite a popular feature of informal spoken English.
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The LearnEnglish Team

I like shopping in Greece too.There are many department shops in big cities, like Athens and Thessaloniki. People here aren't able to buy things because of the economic depression.Certainly the shops in London seem to be more luxurious and shopping there must be a fantastic experience.I wish I could visit London in the near future!!!

this video reminds  me of the best moments of my life in this places its unforgetable

I am going to London on 18th May 2013 and have a travel in London about 2 days and visit the Guernsey island about 4 days. I really want to do some shopping in London. Could anyone please give me some advices on where I can buy some very traditional England things. I cannot buy very expensive and luxury things. I just want to shop some presents for my parents ,friends ,colleagues and my lovely students. So where in London should I go to do shopping? Please. I need all of your help.

Hello tSAQI ,
I found a good video you can watch and find more about shopping in London
so Enjoy and Hope for you best time in London and Enjoy your stay:)))
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