How to ask someone where they got something

Watch two people talking about where one of them got something.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.


Man: Hey, nice shoes!

Woman: Thanks!

Man: Could do with a pair like that myself.

Woman: Oh really? They're very comfortable.

Man: Yeah. Where did you get them?

Woman: Just that place on the high street.

Man: Oh yeah, I'll have to go and take a look sometime.


Man: Hey!

Woman: What?

Man: I've been looking for that book for ages!

Woman: Really?

Man: Yeah ... where did you get it?

Woman: I bought it online. I just did a search and found it, you know ...

Man: Really?

Woman: Yes. It's not that difficult.

Man: I'll have to have a look.


Man: Hey!

Woman: What?

Man: That's a tasty-looking sandwich!

Woman: It's a tasty-tasting sandwich too ...

Man: Where did you, er ...

Woman: Where did I get it?

Man: Yeah! That's exactly what I was going to say!

Woman: I made it myself.

Man: Oh.

Woman: Here – have it!

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Submitted by Oli on Tue, 05/11/2019 - 16:08

Hello, The guy seems to get more from the girl; its why she left him abruptly. For me the guy is trying to (in French we say "draguer"; in Spanish they say "ligar". How do you say it in English?
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Submitted by billk20 on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:34

the words "chancer" and "scally" spring to mind

Submitted by bawk san aung on Mon, 26/08/2019 - 09:22

Let me know where i can get this.

Submitted by parisaach on Sun, 18/08/2019 - 05:08

I usually don't ask this question but if I want to know the place to buy something I think I could say 'Where did you get that?' 'Where can I buy this?' ' Do you know where I can buy this?'

Submitted by mehdi_84 on Wed, 10/07/2019 - 03:34

the man wasn't surprised when he realized the lady didn't bye the sandwich, he was surprised when she gave him the sandwich and leave.

Submitted by AbdullahSartaj on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 00:30

Basically asking something from someone is always good instead of exposing everything by yourself. For shopping it is more effective because person will get idea about this thing and its structure and price etc. User can give more effective suggestion than other person.

Submitted by Aikotoko on Wed, 27/02/2019 - 06:03

I often go shopping to buy groceries and daily necessities at supermaket. it's up to what I want to buy on the internet. Before purchasing something on the net, I check the price compared with the real shop. If the things I want are cheaper than the shop, I will buy on the net. Sometimes it is good way to buy things on the net because I can get them cheaper and dont need to go shopping and carry them to my house. But Sometimes it is not good way, because some staff are fake, and they are not things I thought.
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Submitted by lucasfuini on Sat, 03/11/2018 - 11:05

Shopping only on weekends. I spend short time for this, but some people love this activity. Internet is a good option for shopping because is faster than a tradicional open mall and you don't feel the troubles of traffic, high temperatures. But, if you don't like, is more difficult to switch goods.
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Submitted by Tony son of Gondor on Sat, 04/08/2018 - 01:20

I don't really like goimg shopping, I just buy things I really need ( like higienic stuff, food, etc), and I just spend one day to go shopping, the only things I love buying are videogames, but is not like I can buy a new videogame everyday, I use to buy a "new" videogame every some months. Regardless to buying by Internet, I think is good, because there are a lot of things you can buy on the Internet, and in most of the cases, the stuff you find is cheaper, but I don't like using credit/debit cards, I prefer using gift cards.

Submitted by Nurgul on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:56

1.How much of your week is spent shopping? 2.Is the internet a good way to buy things? Why/why not? Not long ago, since I became mom of twins I shop all products by the internet. And it doesnt take so much time, about 30 min takes to make order. Internet is the best way to buy something, especially products for home. sometimes we dont have enough time to spend it for shopping in the market, so that internet is the best way to save time.