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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


Wow I am impressed by Ash's clothes at the end of the video, are they trendy clothes in the past or at the Carnival? And I don't know the use of ''a'' when she said ''in a size 6''. ''a'' is a word to repeat the shoe mentioned above or something else which we need to add when we talk about the size of a shoe? please help me.

Hello Trieu Hai Binh,

We use 'a' before sizes of various things including shoes ('a size 6'), clothes ('a medium', 'an extra-large') and drinks ('a pint', 'a regular').


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

What do u think about Ash's clothes at the end of this video?? I think Ash is creative with her clothes ^.^

Hello Mr./Ms. teacher, can you tell me the grammar about " Have got "?
Can we say: Do you have them in a size 6?

Hello Chfistina007,

The question form for 'have got' is different. I'll compare it with 'have' for you below.



I have a dog.

Do you have a dog?

I don't have a dog.



I have got a dog.

Have you got a dog?

I haven't got a dog.


With 'have' we add an auxiliary - do (or does). With 'have got' we already have an auxiliary - have (or has) - and so we do not add another.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hello sir? thanks for the discription but here is a question. which one is more formal during speach
I have adog or
I have got a dog

thanks for answering me
best wishes,

Hello Azad,

Both forms can be used in formal and informal speech, but in general 'have got' is used more often in informal situations. When we use 'have got' informally, it's almost always contracted. For example, instead of saying 'I have got a dog' I'd say 'I've got a dog'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi friends, we have a huge market at the center my city which has everything to buy. The things in malls are quite expensive but those on street shops are cheaper comparatively. It has a large scale of varieties, so I'm always confused while shopping. My mom helps me in such cases.

Good afternoon,I have a question please?
Could you tell me if it is possible that I have formulated this sentence right?
,,And if its are fit me, I'm happy.;;
Thank you.

Hello Adriancatanescu,

I'm afraid that is not correct. You could say:

And if it fits me, I'll be happy.


However, without knowing the context it is hard to say if this is the meaning you need.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team