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A1 beginner: At the shop

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

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Beginner: A1

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I lean 2 phases:

a) Have you got cold ones?
b) Top sounds

Thanks a lot.

I liked this method of learning english.

I learned lot of pharse in this lession for example how much , over there ,

Hello!
"... ones?" What does it mean? Like "these" or "those"?

Hello Sergei,

We use one to avoid repeating a noun. For example:

I'm going to have a coffee. Would you like one?

Here, one replaces a coffee, so we can avoid repeating it:

I'm going to have a coffee. Would you like a coffee?

 

Ones is used in the same way, but replaces plural nouns:

I've got six copies of the letter here. I put one on your desk. Where should I put the other letters?

 

I've got six copies of the letter here. I put one on your desk. Where should I put the other ones?

 

However, we tend not to use ones on its own. It is almost always preceded by an adjective (cold ones, next ones, other ones etc.).

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I Learning a lot of words in the vídeo. I really enjoyed what the vídeo say.

Hello, Kirk!

Could you comment this sentence below?

"What happend to the pictures?"

Why do they use "to"? Is it possible to use "with" instead of?

Hello soloby,

The difference is not precise and in many contexts both are possible.

Happen to suggests that the item in question is passive and has no influence on the situation. If I say something happened to Paul then I am suggesting that Paul was not in control of the situation.

Happen with is more general. It does not imply that the person or thing was passive or involved in the event; it could be either. If I ask What happened with Paul? then it could be that Paul was not in control or it could be that he was the one making decisions.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!
Could you answer about the phrase below:

"Is tipping part of daily life in your country?"

I don't understand why they didn't use an article before word "part"... Is it possible to use ?

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.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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