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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


from the video:
we’ve got to get a move on
they’ve got them in green
Can we omit the word "got" from the previous sentences without changing the meaning?

Hello Feras,
Good question! Yes, we can omit 'got' from those sentences, but then we have to change something else, too. We can't have a contracted 'has', so we have to change the starts of the sentences to 'We have to... ' and 'They have them...'.
Hope that helps!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Adam,                                                                                                   Thanks for your answer, could you please explain the usage of "got" and why you it is used a lot in British english  (I think more than  American english ). In fact "got" makes me a bit confused.   Thanks in advance for your reply.

The best thing Ashley and Stephen did is that they had split up and met back later .Going shopping with your sister is a great adventure :D

I like clothes shopping. When I have got money and free time I love to go at markets. I often ask a sellers for  a price,a size and a color of clothes. Sometimes I could ask them for that do they like me in some tog if I can't decide wether I buy it or don't.

I want to have friend to learn listening ,writing and taking skill. can you help me ?

HY . i asking if you still need someone to learn taking skills together   

I like this video :)

H i  Adam
excuse me, what about downloading these videos ? h can not.

I'm afraid we can't make these videos available for download for copyright reasons.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team