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“Have you been to Los Angeles?” in English.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Have you been to Los Angeles?”
Eric: “Have you been to Los Angeles?”
Becky: The first word in the question is
Eric: “have”
Becky: meaning “to take, to possess.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “have”
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: “have”
Becky: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Eric: “you”
Becky: meaning “the person you're talking to.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “you”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “you”
Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Eric: “have you”
Becky: And next is
Eric: “been”
Becky: the past tense of “be.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “been”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “been”
Becky: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Eric: “have you been”
Becky: And next is
Eric: “to”
Becky: meaning “towards a person, place or thing.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “to”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “to”
Becky: Listen to the first four words of the question and repeat.
Eric: “have you been to”
Becky: Next is
Eric: “Los Angeles”
Becky: It’s a city in the United States.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “Los Angeles”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “Los Angeles”
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: “Have you been to Los Angeles?”
Becky: You’ll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Have you been to Los Angeles?”
Eric: “Yes, I've been there twice.”
Becky: "Yes, I've been there twice.” Listen as it’s repeated again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) "Yes, I've been there twice.”
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: “yes”
Becky: It’s an adverb to express agreement.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “yes”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “yes”
Becky: And next is
Eric: “I’ve”
Becky: It’s the contraction of "I have.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “I’ve”
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: “I’ve”
Becky: And next is
Eric: “been”
Becky: the past participle of “be.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “been”
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: “been”
Becky: And next is
Eric: “there”
Becky: meaning “at a certain place.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “there”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “there”
Becky: And next is
Eric: “twice”
Becky: meaning “two times.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “twice”
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: “twice”
Becky: Listen to the speaker say “Yes, I've been there twice.” and then repeat.
Eric: “Yes, I've been there twice.”
Becky: To expand on the pattern, replace “twice” with “once.”
Eric: “once”
Becky: meaning “one time.”
Eric: (slow) “once” (regular) “once”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “once.”
Eric: “Yes, I’ve been there once.”
Becky: It mostly stays the same, simply replace “twice” with “once.” Now say “Yes, I've been there once.”
Eric: “Yes, I've been there once.”
Becky: To give a different answer, replace “once” with “three times.”
Eric: “three times”
Becky: meaning “three occasions.”
Eric: (slow) “three times” (regular) “three times”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “three times.”
Eric: “Yes, I've been there three times.”
Becky: It’s almost the same, just replace “once” with “three times.” Now say “Yes, I've been there three times.”
Eric: “Yes, I've been there three times.”
Becky: For more practice, replace “three times” with “many times.”
Eric: “many times”
Becky: meaning “multiple occasions.”
Eric: (slow) “many times” (regular) “many times”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “many times.”
Eric: “Yes, I've been there many times.”
Becky: Here we just replace “three times” with “many times.” Now say “Yes, I've been there many times.”
Eric: “Yes, I've been there many times.”
Becky: To say "no" in a simple way, just say
Eric: “No, I haven't.”
Becky: Let's hear it slowly.
Eric: (Slowly) “No, I haven't.”
Becky: And one more time at normal speed.
Eric: “No, I haven't.”
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting the United States and someone you don’t know asks you if you’ve been to Los Angeles. You want to answer that you’ve been twice. What would you say?
Eric: “Have you been to Los Angeles?” (five seconds) “Yes, I’ve been there twice.”
Becky: Now you want to say yes, you’ve been once. Respond to the question.
Eric: “Have you been to Los Angeles?” (five seconds) “Yes, I’ve been there once.”
Becky: You want to say yes, you’ve been three times. Answer the speaker's question.
Eric: “Have you been to Los Angeles?” (five seconds) “Yes, I’ve been there three times.”
Becky: You want to answer that you’ve been many times. How would you answer?
Eric: “Have you been to Los Angeles?” (five seconds) “Yes, I’ve been there many times.”
Becky: You want to ask someone if they’ve been to Los Angeles. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: “Have you been to Los Angeles?”
Becky: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Eric: “Have you been to Los Angeles?”
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 24.

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Hi there Rein,


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2/21/2021

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Wednesday at 02:19 AM
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Hey Tomi,


Thank you for posting. Well, yes, guns are much more common overseas. 😞 If you ever have any questions, please let us know. 😉


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Tomi
Monday at 06:22 AM
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I never been in US . My brother sometime Fly to Los Angeles. He send my photo from gun shop :) . Gun's on the shelves looks like food in London's market.

Tomi
Monday at 06:14 AM
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Have you been in Poland ?

Yes I've been there many times.

Last time i think 2 years ego.

Have you been in Germany ?

Yes a few hours when i travel to Holland .

Have you seen Helsinki ?

Yes many years ego when i work in Finland.

Have you been in France ?

Yes I've been there one time. People in France not like english language probably history of war have step on this .

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Tuesday at 05:38 AM
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No, I haven't

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Wednesday at 06:09 AM
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No, but I was in Brussels😁