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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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I like the sales, I don't love them because of the crowds, but it's interesting when you can find a bargain in a place not too noisy. The clothes usually are really expensive, so I try to find a discount, online or in the stores. I often ask it when I go to buy something.
In Colombia we don't have a popular time for sales, but there are places where the brands often offer discounts, or cheaper products.

I really really love Sales.We can get Buy 1, Get 1free, big disscount . Sales always make me happy.I can buy something I can't buy bcoz of high price during Sales.
In my country ,December and January are the most popular time for sales. So do April,Our Country New Year Month.

I like sales but I not prefere go there on first day. Mostly there are many people, it is always a crowd. I think that people should be very carefull when they by on sale, because of there are so many chlothes (things) that are fault. One more thing, on sale, I always by something what I actually needn't.

I liked sales and discount when I was young now I don't like to go there.Because a lot of people are crowded and pushed each other and sale of goods are most not good. In our country(Myanmar), sales and discount are made new years days (25th December to 5 January) and Myanmar new years days( 1 April to 12 April)

I like discounts and sales, but the important thing is not to buy unnecessary things. I don't like when a lot of people throw things out, in my opinion it's awful and I do not participate in such activities. prefer discounts brand stores, where there are no queues. :)

I like sales also, especially if we look at interactive content such as computer games. One of my favourite sale is christmas sale on steam platform. I'm interested in good quality tools for car mechanics too because usually they're expensive and when you catch that kind of occasion it's worth saved money.

I think everyone loves sale and so do I. However I'm not really conflict to sale. In my country, sale is popular especially clothes good. whenever there is discount , people rush into shops and they spend much money on their favorite things. I myself prefer buying online to going to shops. For me I think sale is good chance for many people to spend little money on good things.

I like the sales in shops because you could have a better price on some clothes and even electronics. In spite of the low prices, some shops make up the price, they raise the normal price, then apply a discount and then people think they are paying a low price. That's a trick that many shops do to mislead the people. Be careful when buying on sales! XD

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