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Episode 02

Carolina and Emily are also back for Series 4! Along with Jo and Adam, they talk about the time of year when bargains can be had – the January sales!

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  • How do you feel about the sales – do you love them or hate them?
  • When's the most popular time for sales in your country?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


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Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi I love shopping very much, especially sales and discounts because it makes me feel happy and relaxed to get the things I need at a cheaper price and I think sales is also a good reason to sell things out more at the reasonable price.
Here, sales are usually at the new year time and Hari Raya time.

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In my country, there are seasonal sales on different items. Specially DRESSES..OMG!!! here, traders are very clever. First,they launched their designs(volume;1) over priced then vol:2, as the season about to end,started sales. All beautiful prints were already sold out before sales hence all rejected designs and prints were in sales.
During sales, Malls, Roads got over crowded, or if, any festival about to come then..OMG!! many extra people( nothing to buy)came out,for just roam around.
I don`t like sales time at all because of over crowd, over traffic and ill mannered.

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I’m a fan of the elementary podcasts and I noticed that there is a new series (series 4), but there are only two episodes. I would like to ask you if you’re thinking to produce new episodes?

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hi guys!!!! in Brazil, my country, we do not have a especif date for sales with good prices, but as EUA and another countries we have Black Friday. it is a specific date that we buy some of things with a good price.

Well, I listened all 3 previous series and I did it just in 3 or 4 days. I really enjoyed it. As for sales, It's terrible where I live.... In every summer season, there's a sale on watermelons. Watermelons become so common that we even find them abandoned in the streets... There are watermelons wherever you go. Even our dreams are full of it. lolzz