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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


Hi AnnDav,

I'm afraid there is not. The rate of speech is indeed quick -- this was done to make it more authentic. Nevertheless, I have a few ideas that might help.

One idea would be to prepare for the video by working through the transcript with your learners before they watch it. This should help them need the captions less and could be useful to help them focus on the intonation and connected speech.

The second would be to take a look at our Starting Out video series, where the speech rate is considerably slower.

Finally, there are a few more speaking videos on LearnEnglish Teens. They are at more or less the same rate, but perhaps one would be easier for your learners.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I don´t have a boubt I thick that this material its very important and very helpful thanks :)

have you got cold one

have you got cold one ?
Do you have a cold one ?
IS there a difference between those two questions ? or is it more polite ?

Hello uu,

The meaning here is the same. 'have you got' is generally considered to be less formal than 'do you have' and is more common in spoken English than written English, I would say.



The LearnEnglish Team

Have you got a colde ones

Have you got a cold ones?

have you got a cold one?


There is one pound sixty change.

Does that mean she give the shopkeeper an extra money and the shop keeper return this extra to her(and it is called change)?

I have another question please, I feel the structure of my question is incorrect, please correct it

Thank you very much for your outstanding efforts.

Hello Marwa,

Yes, 'change' is the money that a shopkeeper returns to you for this reason. It's difficult to phrase it very simply, but I would probably phrase your question as 'Is change the money that a shopkeeper returns to you when you have given them more than something costs?'

I hope that helps.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team