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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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Beginner: A1

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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 ?

Hello Seham Elwalid,

'Ones' here is a pronoun and is used to avoid repeating the noun. Compare these two versions:

OK, can I have the magazine and do you have a bottle of water?
Shopkeeper: Yes.
Gemma: Have you got cold bottles of water?

OK, can I have the magazine and do you have a bottle of water?
Shopkeeper: Yes.
Gemma: Have you got cold ones?

The first version repeats the noun phrase 'bottles of water'. The second uses 'ones' instead and this makes the style much better.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi I have learned from this video, the meaning of change.

Hi!
I was surprised by the phrase "£1.60 change" , now I know what it means, thanks!
And also I was surprised by the phrase "Top Sounds" . It means the same as and "it says" . Am I right?

Hi NotnA,

'Top Sounds' is the name of the magazine. We sometimes use 'top' to mean 'great' or 'really good' and 'sounds' can mean 'music' in informal conversation. Thus, 'top sounds' could mean 'great music'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Is that everything?
Have you got cold ones?

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