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Camden Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob talks about the sort of questions people ask when they go clothes shopping.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.

Task 1

Language Task

Match the beginnings and endings.

Exercise

Task 2

Language Task

Are the sentences from a clothes shop or from a restaurant?

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Peter,

Thank you very much.

Udaka

Hi! Can you help me? I can't correctly understand what Ashlie says (0:20-0:27)? Thank you =)

Hi Ninochka,

What Ashlie says is:

Yeah, that reminds me of the time Stephen went to Spain. He had to eat fast food every day because he couldn't order anything in Spanish.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks =)

HI!

Could you please explain the following sentences/questions.
How did you get on?
Lunch is on me
We've got to get a move on.
Unless you prefer the green ones?

Thanks

Hello udaka,

It's difficult to explain some of these without knowing what part is confusing. However, I'll help with those that I can.

How did you get on?

This means 'Did things go well?' or 'Were you successful?' An appropriate answer might be 'It was fine, thanks.'

Lunch is on me

This means that the speaker will pay for lunch.

We've got to get a move on.

This means there is little time and it is necessary to hurry.

Unless you prefer the green ones?

I'm afraid I don't know what part of this is confusing.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Team, Could you please help me with these confusion.
Ashlie : Shopping with Stephen is nightmare. It took him ages to find a present for Mum.
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Sorry Team, I get a little bit distracted with Ashlie's conclusion. How can she said " it took him ages to find a present for Mum".
In fact, I watched that Stephen was faster than Ashlie in finding a present for their Mum.
or my understanding is wrong?
Thanks.

Hello Nizam,

This is meant to be funny, showing Ashlie's perspective, which isn't very accurate! You've understood it well.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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