Gemma goes to the shop.

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Mughal 24 July, 2018 - 14:34

How much is that ? Can i have a bottle of water,please ? Here you are . Would you like a bag ?

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Pippatwo 30 May, 2018 - 15:47

It was very helpful, but there is one thing I don't quite understand. Why does the customer use 'have you got' instead of something like 'do you have?' Are they different in some way?

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Jonathan - Coor... 31 May, 2018 - 04:11

Hi Pippatwo. Both of those phrases can be used. 'Have you got ...?' has the same meaning as 'Do you have ...?' - it's asking if you have, own or possess something. There are other forms of it too (e.g. I've got, She's got, They've got, I haven't got, etc.).

Here are a couple more things to know about 'have you got'.

  • It's much more common in British English than American English.
  • It's much more common in speaking than writing.

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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marygee 2 February, 2018 - 12:43

hi there,
anybody help me when the girl give the money to shope keeper why she said here you are while she is giving the money.please anybody help me.

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Tina - Coordinator 3 February, 2018 - 09:21

Hi marygee
You can say 'Here you are' when you are handing somthing to someone. So in this video the girl is giving the money to the shop keeper, so it is highlighting the action that she is doing to the shopkeeper.
Best wishes, Tina (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Tina - Coordinator 7 February, 2018 - 08:04

Hello marygee!
When the shop keeper asked 'Is that everything?', he's asking if the customer would like anything else.
Best wishes, Tina (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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elr786 28 January, 2018 - 20:17

it was very informative, but i do not understand the meaning of "Have you got cold ones"
please explain it.
thanks

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Jo - Coordinator 29 January, 2018 - 07:53

Hello elr786! I'm happy you liked the video. 'one' or 'ones' can be used as a pronoun to avoid repeating a noun that you have already mentioned. In this case 'ones' refers to 'bottles of water'. In different contexts it can represent a different thing.

I don't have a pen. Have you got one? (= a pen)
I'd like to join a gym. Do you know if there is one (= a gym) in this area?
We need to buy bananas. Those ones (=bananas) look perfect.

Hope that helps! Best wishes, Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

 

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JoEditor 22 December, 2017 - 10:12

Hi,
Sorry - but for copyright reasons we don't allow our videos to be downloaded. 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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JoEditor 4 September, 2017 - 08:51

Hi Mikyaleee,
Is that everything? The question is asking if the customer has everything that they need. The shop assistant is just checking that they have remembered all the things they needed to buy. 
I hope that helps. 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team) 

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