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


"Over there"

The phrase "Have you got cold ones?"
I would write it "Do you have cold ones?",
both would be ok.? Which would be the difference?

Hi joes,

Yes, that is also correct. 'Have you got' and 'Do you have' mean the same thing here.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

buy form store

that's great for learning English online.

A1 beginner: At the shop was a good activity which I tried with my small group of adults learning English, but the speech and the captions went a bit too fast for beginners. Is there any way of slowing it down?

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

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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 ?