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'have to' English grammar exercises

. Using vocabulary based around household chores, students can play games to practice vocabulary, spelling, listening and conversational exchanges.

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This game focuses on the modal 'have to' for obligation. There are vocabulary building exercises and activities to check retention. Then, there are some exercises for conversation practice and listening practice. The question and answer grammar exercises are associated with the MES ESL Curriculum - Unit 13.

The questions and answers for this game are as follows.

  • A: What do you have to do?
  • B: I have to do the laundry.
  • A: Do you have to do the dishes?
  • B: Yes, I do./No, I don't.
  • A: What does he have to do?
  • B: He has to cut the grass.
  • A: Does she have to take out the trash?
  • B: Yes, she does./No, she doesn't.

Other notes:

  • There are some additional prepositional phrases added to the questions in the grammaar section, ex. 'around the house', 'at his house', 'every day'. However, they shouldn't cause students confusion in answering the questions.
  • All of the exercises use an equal amount of first person, third person masculine, and third person feminine question and answer structures.
  • It's always best to start in the 'Learn and Review' section to familiarize the students with the vocabulary first. However, a full list of the vocabulary for this game can be found in the flashcard link below with the teaching materials section.

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