How to ask someone where they got something

Watch two people talking about where one of them got something.

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Man: Hey, nice shoes!

Woman: Thanks!

Man: Could do with a pair like that myself.

Woman: Oh really? They're very comfortable.

Man: Yeah. Where did you get them?

Woman: Just that place on the high street.

Man: Oh yeah, I'll have to go and take a look sometime.


Man: Hey!

Woman: What?

Man: I've been looking for that book for ages!

Woman: Really?

Man: Yeah ... where did you get it?

Woman: I bought it online. I just did a search and found it, you know ...

Man: Really?

Woman: Yes. It's not that difficult.

Man: I'll have to have a look.


Man: Hey!

Woman: What?

Man: That's a tasty-looking sandwich!

Woman: It's a tasty-tasting sandwich too ...

Man: Where did you, er ...

Woman: Where did I get it?

Man: Yeah! That's exactly what I was going to say!

Woman: I made it myself.

Man: Oh.

Woman: Here – have it!


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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Hello, The guy seems to get more from the girl; its why she left him abruptly. For me the guy is trying to (in French we say "draguer"; in Spanish they say "ligar". How do you say it in English?
the words "chancer" and "scally" spring to mind

bawk san aung 提交于 周一, 26/08/2019 - 09:22

Let me know where i can get this.

parisaach 提交于 周日, 18/08/2019 - 05:08

I usually don't ask this question but if I want to know the place to buy something I think I could say 'Where did you get that?' 'Where can I buy this?' ' Do you know where I can buy this?'

mehdi_84 提交于 周三, 10/07/2019 - 03:34

the man wasn't surprised when he realized the lady didn't bye the sandwich, he was surprised when she gave him the sandwich and leave.

AbdullahSartaj 提交于 周日, 19/05/2019 - 00:30

Basically asking something from someone is always good instead of exposing everything by yourself. For shopping it is more effective because person will get idea about this thing and its structure and price etc. User can give more effective suggestion than other person.

Aikotoko 提交于 周三, 27/02/2019 - 06:03

I often go shopping to buy groceries and daily necessities at supermaket. it's up to what I want to buy on the internet. Before purchasing something on the net, I check the price compared with the real shop. If the things I want are cheaper than the shop, I will buy on the net. Sometimes it is good way to buy things on the net because I can get them cheaper and dont need to go shopping and carry them to my house. But Sometimes it is not good way, because some staff are fake, and they are not things I thought.

lucasfuini 提交于 周六, 03/11/2018 - 11:05

Shopping only on weekends. I spend short time for this, but some people love this activity. Internet is a good option for shopping because is faster than a tradicional open mall and you don't feel the troubles of traffic, high temperatures. But, if you don't like, is more difficult to switch goods.

Tony son of Gondor 提交于 周六, 04/08/2018 - 01:20

I don't really like goimg shopping, I just buy things I really need ( like higienic stuff, food, etc), and I just spend one day to go shopping, the only things I love buying are videogames, but is not like I can buy a new videogame everyday, I use to buy a "new" videogame every some months. Regardless to buying by Internet, I think is good, because there are a lot of things you can buy on the Internet, and in most of the cases, the stuff you find is cheaper, but I don't like using credit/debit cards, I prefer using gift cards.

Nurgul 提交于 周四, 02/08/2018 - 13:56

1.How much of your week is spent shopping? 2.Is the internet a good way to buy things? Why/why not? Not long ago, since I became mom of twins I shop all products by the internet. And it doesnt take so much time, about 30 min takes to make order. Internet is the best way to buy something, especially products for home. sometimes we dont have enough time to spend it for shopping in the market, so that internet is the best way to save time.

Valentinapavel 提交于 周三, 13/12/2017 - 16:46

1. I go shopping once a week, usually on Fridays, with my husband and we buy food and household items. Sometimes I buy clothes too, but not very often. 2. I don`t make shopping on the internet very often because I like to see the product before I buy it, to see it`s quality. Sometimes we order on the internet electronics and books.

Rinchik 提交于 周二, 05/12/2017 - 17:14

1. I usually go shopping once a week for household items and food. Actually shopping is not my cup of tea so I go shopping if I really need something. 2. I haven't bought anything online so far. I think advantages and disadvantages of online shopping depend on what do you want to buy.

Randi Bagus Santoso 提交于 周二, 19/09/2017 - 05:13

1. actually, I go shopping monthly, that's because I only go shopping when all stuff in my house is running out. 2. I don't buy any stuff online, because I can't see the real quality of things that I want to buy.

deniskkotov 提交于 周六, 02/09/2017 - 12:00

1. Not much. I go shopping 1 or 2 times per season. I only buy something I need. Therefor I try plan shopping in few weeks before. 2. It's a great place. You can easily by needed things while sitting in your chair. Sometimes you even don't need to go to some place for getting your things, you just can order delivery

Ninhngan 提交于 周二, 22/08/2017 - 04:44

1. I am not interested in shopping. I only buy something I really need. It depend on my work and time. Therefor went I go shopping I by a lot of things, may be to use for a year. 2. Buying on internet is so fun and convenient. I usually buy my interest books on internet. I think if we try to search, and find my necessary things, we can buy them with a good price such as books, costume,...

Momocompanyman 提交于 周二, 04/07/2017 - 16:20

1-I usually go shooping at the weekend. 2-No , it isn't because, because I'm careful when I want to buy something.

Medo Kareem 提交于 周六, 10/06/2017 - 12:57

Basically I don't like shopping , but when I do so I prefer to shop in the Big store ; so that I don't waste time. And in my opinion online shopping is such a great solution.

karikalan 提交于 周二, 16/05/2017 - 23:37

1) It depends on time availability. In addition, I usually try to do bigger shopping in the first week of each month because I have enough money to buy goods for a month. Other weeks depends on my financial situation & time. Moreover, I do not like to spend a lot of time because time is precious. Occasionally, I go to the high street for shopping because there need to spend more time to find the goods than other shops & market. 2) In the contemporary world, most of the consumer do online shopping for save the times. Actually, we need to spend a lot of time to do high street shopping such as traveling time & finding goods at the store. However, Online shopping has a lot of facility such as save time, easy search goods, discount items, most varieties available and easy payment.

cypisinuk 提交于 周日, 30/04/2017 - 13:13

1. It depends on my situation. If I need buy some clothes or food, I will go to shopping. I don't like waste my time on shopping. 2. The Internet is a very useful tool which I couldn't live without it cos I need use it to buy my lunch almost everyday. Of course, if I need other things ,I can also buy them on Internet though some website tools.

kasvoyage 提交于 周一, 17/04/2017 - 10:04

How much of your week is spent shopping? I don't spend too much time for shopping because I shop for propose. so , I think I spend only 1 hour or half hour for shopping every week. Is the internet a good way to buy things? Why/why not? I have to admit that is not a good idea for buying things on internet. Especially i don't know the quality of the goods.

Dalia Fouad 提交于 周日, 02/04/2017 - 11:12

for my daily basic things i spend 10 minutes every day . in think the online shopping is easier than the usual shopping because it saves time and physical effort that you give when you go out for shopping.

cittàutopica 提交于 周五, 31/03/2017 - 22:20

How much of my week is spent shopping? It depends on the kind of shopping. For example, regarding the clothes, I don't go shopping in fixed days, but when I want (or when I need something). I buy many things searching the internet: appliances, shoes, cosmetics, carpets, etc. I think that is very advantageous, both for convenience and assortment.

Marília_ Brasil 提交于 周二, 21/02/2017 - 18:55

I go shopping about twice a week. Despite the comfort of the internet, in my city I like to go to popular markets.
Not a bit because I do not have to go shopping by myself, which I am so grateful to my mom. I think the internet is a good way to buy things for most of the time because it saves your time. But sometimes, you really need to be careful because you cannot say things will be really good just by looking pretty on the screen.
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