I have a group of adult beginner students. I want to teach them ‘I’ve got’ / ‘Have you got?’ (as in ‘I’ve got a cold / flu’ etc). I know they have never met this structure before. How should I teach that structure to them?
Do they know I have/do you have/He doesn't have, etc?I know they have never met this structure before.
'Have got' is alive and well in British English, written and spoken.I thought it is better to do away with 'got' especially in written English.
I would say 'I have/have got flu/the flu', but notI've got a flu -why not just 'I have a flu'.
How about finding a video of Gene Kelly singing "I've Got Rhythm"? That would be fun to go through and find all his "I've got..." expressions.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.