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Camden Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen need to finish their shopping. Ashlie drags Stephen into a shoe shop and they look at some amazing clothes.

 Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.


Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • Do you like clothes shopping?
  • What sort of questions do you ask when you go clothes shopping?

Now, watch Stephen and Ashlie and listen to the questions they ask.



Ashlie: Well, thanks for that Stephen. That was a great lunch.

Stephen: Ah – you’re welcome. My pleasure! Now come on, we’ve got to get a move on.

Ashlie: Oh, wait a minute. They’re nice. 

Stephen: Which ones? Those boots?

Ashlie: No, the shoes at the back - the black ones. Let’s go in and have a look.

Stephen: What size are they? Why don’t you try them on and see if they fit?

Ashlie: Excuse me. Can I try these on, please? Have you got them in a size 6?

Shop assistant: Yes, sure.

Ashlie: Thanks.

Ashlie: Oh wait, they’ve got them in green, too. Maybe they’re nicer. What do you think?

Stephen: Why don’t you try them both on?

Ashlie: Sorry, can I try them both on, please? The green and the black in a size 6.

Shop assistant: OK.

Ashlie: Thanks.

Stephen: Let’s sit down. Shoe shops make me tired.

Ashlie: So, which ones do you prefer? Do you prefer the black ones or the green ones?

Stephen: They’re both nice.

Ashlie: But tell me which ones you like the best.

Stephen: Erm... OK then, the green ones.

Ashlie: Well, what’s wrong with the black ones?

Stephen: Nothing’s wrong with the black ones. I said they’re both nice.

Ashlie: I think I prefer the black ones.

Stephen: OK then, if I say I prefer the black ones, can we just buy them and get out of here?

Ashlie: Yeah, I think I’ll get the black ones. Unless you prefer the green ones?

Stephen: Aaaargh! Come on!

Ashlie: OK, I’ll take the black ones please.


Stephen: OK, I’ll see you later, then.

Ashlie: OK, I’m going this way. See you!


Ashlie: Hi there. Wow, such amazing clothes. Oh, this is nice. Can I try this on in a smaller size, please?

Shop assistant: Yes, certainly.

Ashlie: Great, thank you.

Shop assistant: The changing rooms are just over there.

Ashlie: This is wonderful. How much is it?

Shop assistant: That one’s 110 pounds.

Ashlie: It is beautiful but… I’m not sure.


Stephen: Oh my gosh! Ashley!? What happened to you?

Ashlie: Oh, hiya Stephen. Well, I decided to change my image. What do you think?

Stephen: Well, don’t let Mum see you like that - it's her birthday party tonight.

Ashlie: Don't worry, I'll change first. Are you ready for home?

Stephen: Yes, let's get out of here. Everybody’s looking at you!


Task 1

Comprehension Task

Do you like the clothes Stephen and Ashlie bought? Answer these questions.


Task 2

Sort out the questions that you heard in the video.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Oh !! I know the part of shopping in the shoes shop. Ha Ha ! Ash and Stephan look like Carolina and Jamie in Series 2 Part 1. Ha Ha ! They both are the same conversation. Listening this Ash and Stephan make me to remember Carolina and Jamie. Cool :) :) :) :)


and also why she said 'what's wrong with the black ONES'
i mean the' ONES'? how abt ONE?

Hello fatima89,

We use 'one' to avoid repeating a noun. For example:

I live in a big house. You can see it – it's the big red house over there.

I live in a big house. You can see it – it's the big red one over there.


We use 'ones' in the same way, but for plural nouns. For example:

My father is an architect. He designed many houses in this town, such as those houses over there.

My father is an architect. He designed many houses in this town, such as those ones over there.



The LearnEnglish Team

hi there
'i decided to change my image' what does that mean?

Hello fatima89,

When you change your image you change how you look or how other people see you. This could be something about your physical appearance (your hair, for example) or it could be changing the way you dress.



The LearnEnglish Team

These videos are well done and nice, only the task I think so, you could exploit more in understanding... you could add more task to rise the listening skills, As you notice I need improve on this skill, Thanks a lot.

Hi, There

Can you help me to explain this sentence: We've got to get a move on? What is that mean?

Thanks so much

Hello Nguyen thi Hai Huyen,

'to get a move on' means 'to go now' -- it implies that we must act now or that we are in a hurry.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! I m really enjoying theses videos. I need to improve me listening skills.
Here in Brazil, the salespeople are always in our back to buy. I prefer to go in that kind of place that you see, chose and try the clothes by yourself. But sometimes I need some help, and it's good to count on a friendly salesperson.