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  London Life 2006 / 7  
London Life
 

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- An Egyptian in London

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- Harrods

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- Bargain Hunting

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- Men & Christmas Shopping

Egyptian Hall, Harrods
Egyptian Hall, Harrods
 
London is famous for all sorts of things - people, theatres and spectacular events. It's also well known for its diverse range of shops and one of the most famous of all is Harrods. It is one of the biggest and best known department stores in London and attracts customers from all over the world.

In this programme we find out how Harrods grew from being a small shop to a department store which offers a huge range of goods and why it prides itself on being "a theatre of retail."

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Words and expressions from the programme

department store
a very large shop which sells all kinds of items

expand
get bigger

retail
sale of goods to the general public

basement
the lowest floor in a building

hieroglyphics
symbols in the form of pictures used in early writing systems

escalator
moving staircase


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Extras
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