Morning Neil. In a rush today, were you?
Just a bit, Feifei. You know, kids, breakfast, commute. The usual. Why?
Well – I noticed your shirt isn’t ironed.
Very attentive of you.
And your shirt has – ketchup on it?
Oops, yes – beans for breakfast.
And you haven’t shaved, have you?
You really do need to make more of an effort.
Feifei, why are you having a go at me?
Relax, Neil. I’m just giving you the opportunity to use the phrase we are teaching, which is: ’have a go’!
Well that’s a relief.
To have a go at someone’, as we’ve just seen, means to criticise someone.
That’s right. Here are some examples.
The boss really had a go at Michaela after she offended our clients.
Susie had a go at her husband last night. He’d forgotten all about her birthday.
Why do you always have a go at me? Why can’t you say something nice?
That’s our phrase. ’To have a go at someone’ - which means to criticise someone.
There. Can we be nice to each other now?
Well, we can have a go!
Ah, very clever. ’To have a go’ has another meaning – ’to try’.
Yes – if you have a go at something, you try it.
Why don’t you have a go at making an example sentence, Feifei?
Ok then. I’m going to have a go at cooking a Thai curry from scratch.
Tasty. To have a go’ meaning ’to try’. And one last thing, Feifei. Do I really look scruffy?
Not at all. Though you could shave once in a while.
I’ll have a go. Just for you Feifei.