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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


Hello! I also like this song)maybe someone knows it?

Hello Reddy_Rabby,

I'm afraid that I don't know where this music comes from, either. It was probably composed especially for this video, which would mean it is otherwise unavailable. Sorry!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

What's the song that's playing while Ashlie and Stephen are at the shoe shop?

Hello MissOriginal,

I'm afraid I don't know the name of the song. Perhaps one of our other users will recognise it.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Wow I really enjoy there shopping she was looking very cool when she changed her image

Great course

Hi Team.
What is the difference between :
" Have you got them in a size 6?"
" Do you have them in a size 6?"
And it's quite common I hear :
" Have you them in a size 6?"
I couldn' find the fault of them.
Would you please to help me?
Thank you?

Hello Nizam,

The first two sentences are both correct and both mean the same thing. In general, 'have' and 'have got' mean the same thing, though there are a few differences in how they are used - see the Farming Scene 2 - Language Focus video for more on this.

The third sentence isn't really used in standard English.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Nizam,

OK, great. Just so you know, you can use the search box at the top right of each page to find explanations of different grammar points. But you can always ask us if you need help finding something – that's what we're here for.

Your comments about how to ask about having a map shows that you understand the standard ways of asking questions with 'have' and 'have got' – good work!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Very helpfull lesson.