UNIT 01 What's going
on in my life? TOPIC 01 Congratulations!
LANGUAGE FOCUS 04 Getting
Well, I have the
final fitting for my dress this afternoon. I'm getting
it made by a friend of the family.
Someone is making a dress for Sophie.
If Sophie says "I am making my dress", this means Sophie
is making the dress.
If Sophie says "I'm getting the dress made", someone
else is making a dress for her.
Compare the two sentences:
I cut my hair. (I did the cutting myself.)
I had my hair cut. (Another person cut my hair.)
When we talk about things that are done for us
by another person, we use get or have + verb (past participle)
for the wedding.
at the garage.
are going to have
by the photographer.
I also need
tohave my hair cut, and I have
toget the catering organised.
We can also use need
to, must, ought to and have
to, with get/have + past participle.
How often do you get
your hair cut?
I need tohave
my eyes checked.
We can't afford to have
our house painted, so we
will do it ourselves.
this report typed by someone
else in the office. I'm a very slow typist.
Now go to 05 SPEAKING Pleasure and congratulations/Getting