Learn English – Podcast: Are there any stalls which sell vintage clothes around here?

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Today’s sentence Hi. How are you? Today we’re starting a new topic: open-air markets. Are there any stalls which sell vintage clothes around here? Notes When you arrive at Camden Market, for example, you may just want to walk around and take a look at what’s on offer. However, sometimes people have a specific reason for going to an open-air market. Most of the markets in London sell just about anything you can imagine – from old books to “high” fashion – often copies of famous brand names. A good thing to remember is that the little “shops” where people sell things are called “stalls.” Are there any stalls which sell… OK, obviously the stall OWNERS sell the things, but we still say “stalls which sell…” Vintage clothes. This is just an example. Vintage clothes are basically second-hand clothes, but they may be from the 1960s or 70s, for example. They’re generally NICE, old, second-hand clothes. You could say “…which sell… antique clocks / old radios / CDs etc. That’s it for today – another out-door shopping tip tomorrow. Bye for now! Search Linguagum for more English tips, check out our very useful links and our shop! And please, tell us what you think of us! Text and audio © linguagum.com 2006-2008 Less

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Learn English – Podcast: To begin with, I’d like to welcome you all here today.

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Today’s sentence Hi, welcome back. Today we’re starting a new theme. We’ll be looking at ways of sequencing a formal speech. To begin with, I’d like to welcome you all here today. Notes Imagine you have to give a speech in, for example, a business meeting. The first thing you might wish to do is to welcome the people. To begin with is a good expression when you are starting a speech (or, indeed, a written argument.) Obviously, it shows your audience that this is the first thing you are going to say. You might want to say, for example, “To begin with, I’d like to outline the main points of what I’ll be speaking about today.” OK, we’ll look at another possible way of structuring a speech tomorrow. Bye for now! Search Linguagum for more English tips, check out our very useful links and our shop! And please, tell us what you think of us! Text and audio © linguagum.com 2006-2008 Less

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