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London Life


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Christmas shopping

If you walk into many London shops at the moment, you might find it difficult to believe that Christmas is still many weeks away. In this programme, with the help of a market researcher, we find out why Christmas seems to be getting earlier and earlier.
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Vocabulary from the programme
Christmas has become too commercialized it's too concerned with making money
to hold out to wait for as long as possible to get what you want
consumers people who buy things
retailers people/firms who sell things
a buyers' market a situation where consumers have more power than retailers
to rail against something to protest against something
to be rushed off your feet to be very busy
nerve-wracking difficult and stressful
it's convenient it doesn't cause too many problems, it's simple


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