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Camden Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob explains question forms and expressions people use when they go shopping.

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

Task 1

Complete the questions with the right question word.


Task 2

Match the questions with the answers.


Task 3

Rearrange the words to make 'how' questions.


Task 4

Match the sentences with when we use them.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


I knew the different use of HOW but it was really interesting practice them again.

I did not know that 'How do you do' is old-fashion. When I meat people for the first time, I always said that. So, I will change that to 'How's going'. I'm a little be surprising with a 'quid'. And final word, I have to say that is worth listening these videos. Maybe an option with title is not bed idea, because at first, I did not understand pretty much. After the teacher repeat the scene I figure out, what is all about. And with the teacher and the title I understand everything.

Hi Darko! How have you been? I hope well... I'd like to show you a mistake that you made. Can I? You wrote. "... When I meat people for the first time", the correct is MEET in the simple present, but in the simple past is MET, without a letter "E", we have to cut.

Have a wounderful day!

Worth watching video it was

good practice, thanks! native people sound quite different from teachers in my country.

Hi every one, How is it going? How much useful this kind of learning, I have suggestion : How about online chat together instead of putting comment by this way?

Hello raman78,

Online chats are a great way to practise your English, but I'm afraid we don't offer a forum for that. In addition, in order to protect our users' privacy, our House Rules don't allow users to share personal information (email address, phone numbers, etc.), so I'm afraid you won't be able to meet people here for that. A good place to look for ideas on how to do this is our Facebook page, where you'll find all kind of ideas and advice on how to improve your English in a variety of ways.

I do hope we'll see you around here from time to time, though.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

It is a shock for me that "how do you do?" is old fashion and unusable>
thanks alot.

Thank you very much. It is interesting.

Candem Scene 1 is a very interesting short story to learn about common expressión in the spoken English, like How's it going?