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IELTS Listening Exercise 84 – Macy’s, Fortnum and Mason

Difficulty level: Semi Hard

Listen to the recording about Macy’s, Fortnum and Mason and complete the sentences below, using no more thanTHREE WORDS AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer:

Macy’s, Fortnum and Mason

Macy’s

  • Macy’s is one of the most famous ……………….. in New York City.
  • Rowland Macy opened his first shops in the town of Haverhill in Massachusetts between ……………….. and …………………
  • Rowland Macy opened his first New York store on ……………….. of October 1858.
  • The Herald Square store was opened in …………………
  • Macy’s is especially famous for its ……………….. parade, which marks the beginning of the Christmas season.

Fortnum & Mason

  • Fortnum & Mason is located at 181 Piccadilly in ……………….., where it was established in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason.
  • Fortnum & Mason sells all sorts of goods, including …………………
  • In 1761 William Fortnum’s ……………….. went into the service of Queen Charlotte.
  • Fortnum’s is famous for its Hampers, which are …………………
  • Hampers can cost up to £…………………

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