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    Teaching 'i have got....'

    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?

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    Re: Teaching 'i have got....'

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadhussain View Post
    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?
    I've got a flu -why not just 'I have a flu'.
    I thought it is better to do away with 'got' especially in written English.
    What do you think, teachers?

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    Re: Teaching 'i have got....'

    I know they have never met this structure before.
    Do they know I have/do you have/He doesn't have, etc?

    I thought it is better to do away with 'got' especially in written English.
    'Have got' is alive and well in British English, written and spoken.

    I've got a flu -why not just 'I have a flu'.
    I would say 'I have/have got flu/the flu', but not a flu.

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    Re: Teaching 'i have got....'

    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.

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