Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

SALC - Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

Have vs. Have got

Have got and have mean the same. Have got is more informal. We use have (got) here to refer to both verbs:

  • I’ve got a terrible pain in my back.
  • I have a terrible pain in my back. (more formal)
  • They haven’t got a car.
  • They don’t have a car. (more formal)


Have or Have got: Affirmative, Negative and Question form


In spoken and informal written English, have got can be used instead of havein four situations. You can use have got to talk about …


1. Things we own or possess

– We have a house in Vancouver.
– We’ve got a house in Vancouver.

– He has a new car!
– He’s got a new car!stock-vector-boy-and-girl-happy-family-couple-in-love-women-and-men-in-love-modern-family-young-couple-340269587


2. Family and relationships

– I have a new boyfriend.
– I’ve got a new boyfriend.

– Mike doesn’t have any brothers.
– Mike hasn’t got any brothers.


3. People and physical characteristics

– Carol has brown eyes.
– Carol’s got brown eyes.

– He doesn’t have blond hair.
– He hasn’t got blond hair.



4. Illness or saying that you don’t feel well

– I have a bad cold.
– I’ve got a bad cold.

– Do you have the flu?
– Have you got the flu?



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“Tearin’ Up My Heart” by NSYNC



Tearin’ Up My Heart” is the second single from American boy band NSYNC. In 2007, VH1 listed the song as the 30th greatest song of the 1990s. The song is featured on the group’s Greatest Hits.

Complete the lyrics and practice your listening comprehension.


Recommended for: Lower Intermediate levels

Tearin' up my heart

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