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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.


Task 2

Language Task

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



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi Everybody,
Could you help me how to use "booking" and "reservation"? Is there any difference between them?
Thank you.
Best regards.

Hello Hà Thanhh,

There is no real difference in meaning but there are tendencies in use. For example, we can book or reserve a hotel room but we usually reserve a restaurant table and book an act (for a theatre or party, for example).

If you have a particular context in mind then we will be happy to comment on it for you.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter M,
I got it. Thank you very much!
Best regards.

I learned something new "quid=pound"

Hi, everyone
Can you help me? I can't hear all the video. Can I have transcript? thank so much to your support

Hello Nguyen thi Hai Huyen,

At the moment, none of the Language Focus videos have transcripts. We plan to add them at some point, but I'm afraid it will be quite some time before we do. In the meantime, if you have a question about a specific phrase or sentence, you're welcome to ask us by specifying the time code (e.g. 1:43-1:49) of the part you don't understand.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I didn't know that how can I ask when I need another size or color in shoes shop.
I think this video is very valuable program, thank you learn English British Council.

it's an useful lesson, very real indeed

Wonderful explanation.Actually shopping in English is really interesting.Also It is the first time I hear the word quid.

thanks for your lesson. it's really useful