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Have you got any brothers and sisters?


Listen to a conversation between Craig and Lucy. Pay attention to the use of the verb have got and has got in the conversation. You will learn how they use have got and has got in positive, negative, question and contraction forms.

CraigHave you got any brothers and sisters, Lucy?
LucyNo, I haven’t. What about you?
CraigI’ve got a sister, but I haven’t got any brothers.
LucyIs your sister married?
CraigYes, she is.
LucyHas she got any children?
CraigNo, she hasn’t. Well, not yet, anyway.
LucyHave you got a photo?
CraigYes, I have. I’ve got some photos of my family in that drawer over there.
LucyOh, she’s got lovely long dark hair.
CraigNo, she hasn’t got dark hair. She’s got fair hair … Oh, that isn’t my sister. That’s … er … Rachel – an old girlfriend. Now, why have I got that in there?
LucyYes, I wonder.


Language Notes

have got (v)
is most commonly used to talk about possession, relationships, and qualities or features.

married (adj)
having a husband or wife.

drawer (n)
a boxlike container in a chest, table, etc, made for sliding in and out.

girlfriend (n)
a female lover (friend).

wonder (v)
to think or speculate curiously and sometimes doubtfully.


Have got and has got

We use have/has got in different context

Possessions: I‘ve got a mobile phone.
Families: He‘s got two children
Descriptions: She‘s got long hair.


Positive, negative, question and contraction forms of have got and has got

Positive form is have/has + got

Negative form is have/has + not + got

Question form is have/has + subject + got.

Have we got any bread to eat?
Have you got everything you need for the picnic?
Has she got a new job?

Contraction form is ‘ve/’s + got and haven’t/hasn’t + got

He hasn’t got any girlfriends.
I haven’t got any homework.

Some examples of have got and has got

They’ve got a brand new car.
We haven’t got any tables and chairs.
He’s got dark eyes.
She hasn’t got many flowers.

So the negative is have/has + not + got?


It is not common to use have got in the past. Have got is usually used in the present tense.

I had an IELTS exam last year.

NOT: I had got an IELTS exam last year.

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1.Choose the correct answer

[rapid_quiz question=”______ lots of family members at the wedding” answer=”We’ve got” options=”We’ve got|We are” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”_____ a new house.” answer=”He gets” options=”He gets|He’s got” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”_____ a minute?” answer=”Have you got” options=”Do you get|Have you got” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”______ dinner at 6.30pm.” answer=”They have” options=”They have|They have got” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”_____ a yoga exercise later.” answer=”I have got” options=”I do|I have got” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”_____ a terrible headache now.” answer=”She’s got” options=”She’s got|She is” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”Everyone _____ very cold in the winter.” answer=”gets” options=”gets|has got” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”______ a bad time yesterday night.” answer=”I had” options=”I had|I had got” notes=””]


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