Adverbs of frequency

Exercise 18. Rewrite each sentence with the adverb of frequency (in brackets) in its correct position.

Example: I play tennis on Sundays. (often)

Answer: I often play tennis on Sundays.

  1. Peter doesn’t get up before seven. (usually)
  2. Peggy and Frank are late. (often)
  3. They watch TV in the afternoon. (never)
  4. My grandmother goes for a walk in the evening. (always)
  5. I take sugar in my coffee. (sometimes)
  6. Our friends must write tests. (often)
  7. Pete gets angry. (never)
  8. Tom is very friendly. (usually)
  9. Ramon and Frank are hungry. (often)
  10. Walter helps his father in the kitchen. (usually)
  11. Christine smokes. (never)

To have got

HAVE GOTis used to talk about:

w possession

She’ got three cars. / Have you got a car? / We’ve got two children.

w illness

I’ve got a bad cold? Has he got a headache?

w descriptions

He’s got brown hair, blue eyes and a long nose.

Positive form

I You have got a large family. = I’ve/You’ve got a large family.
He She has got a well-paid job. = He’s/She’s got a well-paid job.
It has got a lovely garden. = It’s got a lovely garden.
We You They have got a lot of friends. = We’ve/You’ve/They’ve got a lot of friends.

Exercise 19. Write sentences with have got and has got. Use the short forms ‘ve gotand ‘s got.

Example: She ___ a beautiful bedroom. — She’s got a beautiful bedroom.

1. You ___ a very nice bike.

  1. He ___ very long hair.
  2. They ___ two houses.
  3. David ___ a very good job.
  4. We ___ a lot of problems.
  5. Sarah ___ a new car.
  6. Nelly ___ a bad memory for figures.

Negative form

I You have not got much money. = I’ve/You’ve got much money.
He She has not got any problems. = He’s/She’s got any problems.
It has not got a shopping centre. = It’s got a shopping centre.
We You They have not got many neighbours. = We’ve/You’ve/They’ve got many neighbours.

Exercise 20. Make the following sentences negative.

1. We’ve got some butter in the fridge.

  1. He’s got a brother.
  2. She’s got a lot of friends at school.
  3. I’ve got Jenny’s telephone number in my address book.
  4. They’ve got some fish for dinner.
  5. You’ve got a lot of homework to do tonight.
  6. This town has got a lot of pubs, cafés and restaurants.

General questions

Have I you got a pen? Yes, I have. / No, I haven’t.
Has he she a car? Yes, he/she has. / No, he/she hasn’t.
Has it a garage? Yes, it has. / No, it hasn’t.
Have we you they any brothers? Yes, we/you/they have. / No, we/you/they haven’t.

Exercise 21. Write general questions. Give short answers.

Example: You/a camera?— Have you got a camera? — Yes, I have. / No, I haven’t.

1. Your father /a car?

2. Carol/many friends?

3. Your parents/a country cottage?

4. You/much money?

5. She/any news from her relatives?

6. We/much time?