As part of BBC Learning English's special focus on Pakistan this month, we find out about one of the things Pakistani migrants and their descendents are most famous for bringing to Britain's streets: the corner shop.
As you listen, try to answer these questions:
1: What does the female client like about the shop?
2: What did Amjad like best about working in a corner shop?
Vocabulary from the programme
small shops near people's homes
to run out of milk
to not have any milk left
to have available to sell to people
Example: The shop stocks all kinds of food.
it saves going to the supermarket
it means you don't have to go to the supermarket
communication between people
spur of the moment
Example: On the spur of the moment, I decided to go on holiday.
good relationships built up between a group of people living in an area
to trust someone
to feel sure they that are honest and will not do anything bad or wrong
an economic asset
an advantage for business
Programme script (pdf - 23 k)
Download this programme (mp3 - 1.7 mb)
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