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Shopping is GREAT - Part 2

Richard leaves the big shopping areas for small, interesting shops and markets. We hear from a man who sells photographs to Outer Mongolia, and some London shoppers tell us what they like.

Task 1

What is the main message of this video?


Task 2

Which of the following things happen in this video?


Task 3

Put the words in order to make sentences from the video.


Task 4

Match the halves of the sentences.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


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Do you have markets in your country? What can you buy there?
Yes, of course. we have got many markets in Iran. there are weekly market in any city that there can be found any thing and many variety goods and that be stand up once a week.

If you had a market stall in London or your own country, what would you sell?
If I have a market stall, I sell antique goods. I love there. because there are very interesting and worthless.

Hello everyone! There're many markets in Ukraine. Through globalization you can buy almost everything here.

What would I sell If I had a market stall? Difficult to say. Handmade products, needleworks, maybe clothers for babies.

thanks a lot for your efforts ,but I have no one with whom I can practice my language ,so what should I do ?
thanks a lot

Hi there! ;)
You can try with me. I hope.

Hello Mahmoud Zewail,

We've actually got a page with tips on learning English, including some advice on improving speaking by yourself. You can find it here.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Dear LearnEnglish Team,
I really enjoyed Shopping is great also I liked the Exercises. Please, I would like to know the meaning of retail heaven. Thanks alot.

Hello Asmaa Hamed,

You can find both 'retail' and 'heaven' in our dictionary – see the search box at the bottom of the right margin. Once you look up both of them, I think you'll understand this, but if not, please don't hesitate to ask us again here.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

There are a lot of markets in my country, especially night markets and student markets. They are extremely varied and they sell a number of goods but most of them are cloths for teenagers, decoration stuffs and accessories. If I had my own shop in London, I would sell Vietnamese food because I would like to introduce special things of Vietnamese cuisine to international people

Definitely, various markets of branded and second hand clothes, flowers, wet and dry market (shops for raw and cooked foods) and an array of products produced in different parts of our country. I want to sell foods and drinks that can cater to all especially to the less fortunate.