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Unit 4: Shopping
 
Read  1: Where to shop in London
 
Selfridges department store
 
 
There are many options for shopping in London, from the busy high street stores on Oxford Street to the bustling markets like Camden. John tells us what he likes best about shopping in the city.
 
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Language tips - vocabulary
 
cheer yourself up - to make yourself feel happier
retail therapy - going shopping to feel better
a bargain - something cheaper than you expect to pay, 'what a bargain!'
high street shops - shops which you find in most towns in Britain
department stores - big shops with different areas clothes, make-up, furniture etc
trendy - fashionable
up-to-the-minute - fashionable
second-hand - not new
canal - a man made river
have a stroll - go for a slow leisurely walk

 
Language tips - grammar
 
Look how we use the following examples of too and not enough

I'm not rich enough.
...it gets too busy.
...it's not modern enough, and too expensive.
If all that shopping is too tiring...
Camden is not cultured enough.
(not + adjective + enough)
(too + adjective)

Look at the following examples

"Brrrrrr! It's -5º outside, far too cold to go out."
"He's failed the exam 3 times, he's obviously too lazy or not clever enough!!"
"Look - these jeans are £250, way too expensive for me!"
"You can't walk down Oxford Street on a Saturday, it's just too busy."


 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
  Unit 3: Cinema
 
  Unit 4: Shopping
 
 
 
Listen 1: Buying a pair of shoes
 
 
 
Listen 2: Buying some jeans
 
 
 
Read 1: Where to shop in London
 
 
 
Read 2: Oxford Street crime
 
 
 
Speak 1: Using the schwa sound when asking for things
 
 
 
Unit 5: Work
 
Unit 6: Eating Out
 
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  Useful links
 
 
BBC guide to shopping in London