Have got / Has got - ESL EFL Activities, Games and Worksheets
Emma’s School Timetable
ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes
In this pairwork activity, students race to complete missing subjects in a school timetable by asking and answering questions with 'has got'. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding part of the worksheet. Students take it in turns to ask and answer questions with 'has got' using the missing subjects shown on their worksheet, e.g. Has Emma got a chemistry lesson at 9:30 on Monday? When a student receives a 'Yes, she has' response from their partner, they write the subject in the timetable. Students are only allowed one question each turn. If a student receives a 'No, she hasn't' reply, they must wait until their next turn to ask another question. The first student to complete Emma's timetable is the winner. When both students have finished, they check their work by comparing timetables. As an extension, students write sentences about the subjects using 'has got', e.g. Emma has got English on Monday and Friday. She's got..., etc. Students then read out their sentences to the class.
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ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes
In this enjoyable speaking activity, students find out what people in the class have got by asking and answering questions. Each student is given a card. The students' task is to find out how many people in the class or group have got the things marked on their card. Students go around the class or group asking and answering their questions beginning with 'Have you got...?' Each time somebody answers 'Yes, I have' to a question, they put a tick on the back of their card. When the students have spoken to everybody in the class or group, they take it in turns to report back to the class on the information they found out using 'have got' and 'has got', e.g. Five people have got a mountain bike. Nobody/Everybody in the class has got..., etc. As an extension, students work with five other students in their class or group and write the information they have gathered on a poster to be displayed in the classroom.
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Find someone who's got...
ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes
Here is an insightful activity that helps to teach students how to ask and answer questions with 'have got' and write sentences with 'has got'. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by going over the language on the worksheet and creating a 'Have you got...' question for each item, e.g. Have you got an older sister? Students then write three more questions of their own at the bottom of the worksheet to make the questionnaire more personal. When the students have finished, they go round the class asking one another their questions. When a student finds someone who answers 'Yes, I have' to a question, they write that person’s name in the second column of the worksheet next to the item. The student then asks a follow-up question and writes the answer in the last column. When everyone has finished, the students write sentences about what they found out using 'has got', e.g. Emily has got an older sister. Her name is Abbey. Finally, students report back by reading their sentences to the class. Any interesting findings can be discussed in more detail.
Pack your Bags
ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes
In this memorable class activity, students practice asking and answering 'Have you got...?' questions with a, an, some and any. Each student is given a picture card and an item card. The class are told that they are packing their suitcase in order to go on holiday, but they are missing some items. The item card shows the things they need for their holiday and the picture card shows things they've got but don't need. Students move around the class and ask their classmates for the things on their item card using 'Have you got...?' When a student hands over an item, they cross the item off their picture card. When a student receives an item, they cross it off their item card. Students are only allowed to obtain one item at a time from each student. When they have obtained an item, they must move on and talk to another student. The first student to find all the items they need for their holiday is the winner.
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What do we look like?
ESL EFL Matching and Reading Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes
In this card game, students practice describing physical appearance by making true sentences with have, have got, haven’t got, has, has got, and hasn’t got. The class is divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a set of word cards. The students shuffle the cards and then deal out ten cards each. The rest of the cards are placed in a bag or envelope in the center of the table. The students take it in turns to look at their cards and make a true sentence describing themselves or other people in the class. The sentences may be affirmative or negative, according to the cards they have in their hand. The aim of the game is to make as many true sentences as possible. If a student can make a true sentence that is at least four words long, they lay down the words on the table and read the sentence, e.g. I have got blue eyes. If a student cannot make a sentence, they exchange as many cards as they like with the cards from the bag or envelope. The student can then use the cards on their next turn. The student with the most sentences on the table at the end of the game is the winner.
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