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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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Leave a comment below!

  • 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


this is my first time too, it is helpful, I agree

I'm in Sri Lanka we are celebrating a new year festival on13th and 14th of April annually . Specially sinhala and hindu people. exchange presents and buying new cloths is main traditional custom. So most of the people go shopping this season. ladies are more like do shopping than gents. they takes much more time to select what they want than males.more over they get delighted addition to that they always try to sale centers because of items sell by them are very cheap.But they sell low quality products. However i don't like to do shopping.

I don't like the sales because I spend much money for stuff which I don't need. In my country the sales are usually in January and July. Thank you British Council for your work , your website help me a lot, I read it every day.

Hello everybody, it's such a pleasure to join you today. I think sales periods in France, my country, are the right times to do good deals. There are 2 priods of national sales in France - the winter sales that starts at the beginning of January and ends at the beginning of February - and the summer sales which begins at the end of July and terminâtes at the end of August. Sales in France can really be a chance to buy things which are very expensive without price reduction. In 2009 during winter sales, my girl friend and I paid 300 euros for a sofa which initially cost 1000 euros. When very well prepared, sales can be good means to expensive things cheaper and then saving money. One must be very careful because some stores are used to sell of their goos very expensive.

In Viet Nam, sales is not on the first day or the special day per month. It can be said that sales is on everyday. The seller gives many reason for sales such as international or national celebrating days, the end of fashion season, liquidation of store... So i don't like shopping on sales period. I can't find any things to fit me.Normally, there are only bigger size which are on sales. Some case, i guest that it's the seller's cheating. The seller puts a higher price for a cargo than actual price, then they says that it is on sales with the litter price. However the sales price is still more higher than actual price. The seller makes the buyer belive that they buy cargo with cheap price.

Hello everyone.

I know what bazaar is from six form college called Gymnasium.

I think that the sales has a good chance for people to shopping because most things are cheaper than normal day. For example, you buy one and get one free, or 20% to 70% discount per a product. Thus, you can save a lot of money for each product. I love shopping in the sales.
In Vietnam, the most popular time for sales is the end of each seaon. In particular, at the end of the summer, fan, air condition and clothes for summer are in sales because these products can not buy in the winter

here in the south of morocco we don't have a special time for sales sometimes the price either expensive or cheaper

Hello everyone we need further information about shopping and we would know departments of shop Centre and the new fashion in biritan right now