Welcome to London Life. This week we find out about one of London's most interesting streets, Portobello Road. It is especially famous for its Saturday market. We'll hear from a trader there and look at the language of markets and shopping.
Words and expressions from the programme
big, well-known shops which have stores in many places selling the same products
These days chain stores own shops in nearly every high-street in the country.
people who have market stalls or shops
Traders at the market sell all kinds of different things.
products which are sold
Shops there have some very unusual merchandise.
small objects that aren't worth much, but that are interesting
One of the best things about the market is all the bric-a-brac you can find.
something you buy for cheaper than the usual price
This jumper was a real bargain.
to argue over the price of something with the person who is selling it
I haggled the price down from seven to four pounds.
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