English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

It's one of the most famous department stores in the world, catering to the world's rich and famous.

But it hasn't always been this way.

In this episode we take a look at the story of Harrods, and discover the fascinating and unusual history of this iconic London location.

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

It's one of the most famous department stores in the world, catering to the world's rich and famous. 

But it hasn't always been this way. 

In this episode we take a look at the story of Harrods, and discover the fascinating and unusual history of this iconic London location. 

In today's episode we cover: 

  • How it all started, back in 1824
  • The Great Exhibition
  • When it all burned down
  • Harrods' famous customers
  • Brandy on the escalator
  • The Mohamed Al-Fayed years
  • The lawsuit with Harrods New Zealand
  • The cash for questions scandal
  • The feud with The British Royal Family
  • Selling lions and tigers
  • Spending £32,000 on chocolates
  • The Russian hoodie

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/harrods 


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More about Leonardo English and the English for Curious Minds podcast

Learning English shouldn't be boring. It should open your mind. 
English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast aimed at intermediate level English speakers and above, where listeners learn fascinating things about the world while learning English. 
There's no small-talk, no boring grammar exercises or vocabulary drills. 
You'll learn English by listening, by hearing real conversations and real English, spoken by native speakers, and at a speed you can understand.
Listeners can become a member of Leonardo English and get unlimited access to every episode, transcripts, key vocabulary, member Q&A sessions, and more. 
It's English learning, but for curious minds.

Find out more at www.leonardoenglish.com

What is English Learning for Curious Minds?

Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English?

English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world.

Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand.

Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind.

Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com