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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


Does Jo live in a bathroom? Her voice as well as Adam's when he talks with Jo always seem to have echoes! Well, that's fine. Getting used to listening to a bit echoey voices can be helpful in real world situation.

Hello, In Thailand there are many giant mall in Bangkok and other provinces. They offer the sales price nearly every weekend in many shops in the malls. For example, this weekend there are shoe bargains which discount from 30 to 70%. But for the next weekend or next month, there will have a bargain on cosmetic, supplementary or healthty food. And the next may be sport, so on.

Hello everyone. I'm back to the holiday.
I don't like to do shopping for clothes and for shoes, I like to make shopping only in the grocery store I can spend a whole day in one market to check the label on the products that I will buy.
In my country we don't have sale discounts like in another country. We have just discount in percents but is not a big deal. People usualy spend a lot of money to buy something in December and in April. That is not because we have sales on that time,And it's that people give and receive presents in this period of the year.
But sometimes you think that you bought a bargain but actually you just paid more than usual for a thing, whenever you make shopping in on sales or in another period of the year I think the price is the same all the time. They changed only the label with the price.
I go shopping only when I have to change some trousers and when I need a new shirt or whatever I need.

Hello The LearnEnglish Team,
Could you explain me a little bit problem on the transcript ?
Adam said: "They sleep in the streets waiting for the shops to open in the morning."
Jo said: "Sleeping on the streets just to get a bargain?"
when should I use "in the streets" or "on the streets"?
Please give me some examples about the correct one.
thank you so much indeed^_^

Hello mia,

There's a bit of flexibility here. 'on the streets' is probably more common than 'in the streets', but sometimes people say 'in', as Adam did here. In British English, people tend to use 'in' for a specific address (e.g. 'I live in 10 Greenmore Avenue'), but otherwise 'on' is the most common. There are actually quite a few discussions of this topic on the internet if you'd like to see more about it. Just search for 'in on at the streets' and I'm sure you'll find some.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I like to go to sales, i am too careful about my spending habits. Here in the Philippines, bargaining is common. Even just a cents, this will count. You can save a lot if you buy in bulk during the sales.

My advise is everyone should be a wise spender these days.

i love sales! it is the only time that many people wait and they go crazy. shops here in Israel go on sale every change of the season

I love sales especially in weekend. Then I and my wife do a round of shops from our town.
We like to watch what is new on the booths. Also we look some bargains as we have no so many money.

I do like shopping in Sell season, it starts mainly in falling season of winter & summer. People specially women rush to the shopping plaza in the months of February and September.

About my last comment i made mistake, please look task 3. The problem is in task 3