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A1 beginner: At the shop

In this video Gemma goes to the shop. What's she going to buy? 

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and follow the instructions to practise your speaking.

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Language level

Beginner: A1


Hello soloby,

It is possible to say 'part of' or 'a part of' here. In fact, in many contexts the two are interchangeable.

We use 'a part' when we have a number of parts to choose from, and 'part' when we simply mean a more general amount which is less than the whole. For example, if we are looking at a pizza which is cut into pieces then I would be more likely to say 'Can I have a part of the pizza?' because I want one of the pieces I can see. However, if the pizza is not cut into pieces yet then I might ask 'Can I have part of the pizza?' because I am thinking of a half or a third rather than a particular piece.

As I said, the phrases are often interchangeable. It really depends on how the speaker sees the item in question.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, sir, Greetings! Could u plz tell me the among this, that, it and which? (relative pronoun)

Hello Bittu kumar

Of the words 'this', 'that', 'it' and 'which', 'that' and 'which' are relative pronouns. Please note that the the word 'that', however, has many different uses -- it is not always a relative pronoun.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I love speaking section :)

I learnt new vocabulary, thanks.

This format help me to undertand and practice diferent situation in ordinary life.

the new phrase that i learn is how i can ask about price.

I learnt how to ask in a shop. I think this little conversation it's very usefu. Thanks

Very useful!

Why she said " Have you got cold ones and didn't say " Do you have cold once ?