Chapter 2


To Have

This is another very important verb in English. We use it to tell people about our families, our possessions (ex. car, book, room)., to describe things or people etc…

Simple Present Tense I You She He It We You They have have has has has have have have

* He, She and It take the verb form has all the others take have


about family
father-in-law brother-in-law uncle aunt cousin niece nephew son daughter

Vocabulary : mother father sister brother grandmother grandfather husband wife mother-in-law


I have one brother and two sisters. I have three cousins

Everyone has a mother and a father. I have four aunts and three uncles.

What about you ? ? ? ? ?

How many relatives do you have ?
I have I have I have I have a ____________ and a __________ . ______ aunts and _______ uncles. ______ cousins. ______ sisters and _______ brothers.

Question Formation Do I have Do you have Does she have Does he have Does it have Do we have Do you have Do they have
• Notice we use the verb to do in question formation with all verbs other than To Be in the present tense. Also, the verb to do takes an s instead of the verb to have in the 3rd person (he, she and it) Ex. Does she have a sister ? Not Do she has a sister ? Key Question : Do you have any brothers ? How many sisters do you have ?

Practice asking and answering questions about your families. *Class activity : Bring in a picture of your family and talk about it.

Yes and No Questions : Practice

Do you have any brothers and sisters ?

Yes, I have ________ brother(s) and _________ sister(s) Yes, I ______ ______ uncle(s) and _________ aunt (s) .

D_____ you ______ any aunts and uncles ?

Make up questions of your own using real examples in your own


Grammar Tip :
Use of a / an with nouns. As you noticed in Chapter 1 with “ I am a doctor.” or “ She is an architect.” We use what are called articles in English for certain singular nouns. The rule is if the noun begins with a vowel ( A,E,I,O,U ) we must use AN but if the noun begins with a consonant (all other letters) we must use A. Study these three lists. an actress a dentist an egg a bicycle an ice cream a car an orange a knife an umbrella a teacher an opera a mechanic an apple a brother an earring a vacation a big egg a good day a nice hat a pretty sister an intelligent student an interesting movie a handsome man a terrible mother-in-law

Now substitute into the following sentences : He is _____ engineer It is ____ beautiful day. She has ____ niece. Philip is ___ musician. Dorothy has ____ daughter. It is ____ expensive car. Jim is ___ wonderful husband but Mary is ___ terrible wife.

Contractions :
do not does not I have He has She has It has You have We have They have don’t doesn’t I’ve He’s * She’s * It’s * You’ve We’ve They’ve

• Be careful not to confuse

it is = it´s she is = she´s he is = he´s

with with with

it has = it´s she has = she´s he has = he´s

Conversation Practice : Practice and then use your own information.
Julie : Hi, Bill. Do you want to see a picture of my family ? Bill : Sure, that would be great. Julie : Here it is. These are my parents. This is my brother, Todd. These are my sisters Cindy and Wendy. Bill : What a nice family ! Who are these people ? Julie :Oh, that’s my friend, William and his girlfriend , Liz. Do you have a picture of your family? Bill : Sure, but it’s at home. Do you have a big family ? Well, I have one sister and one brother so there are five people in my family. We have a lot of fun together. Yeah, we do too. Well, I have to go now. . See you later. O.K., Bye.

Julie : Bill : Julie : Bill :

Cultural Note : Yeah is a common form in English to mean Yes. Oh usually

expresses surprise. Hi or Hello are common greetings and Bye, See you later, Take

care, Good bye are common expressions for departure.

The Relatives :
Use this vocabulary to complete the following sentences : niece uncle a) My aunt’s son is my cousin grandmother father-in-law ________________ . ________________ ________________ . ________________ ________________ . ________________ . son

b) My sister’s daughter is my c) My husband’s father is my d) My mother’s mother is my e) My husband’s son is my f) My father’s brother is my

B: about possessions

Colours :
yellow purple white orange blue green gray red black pink brown Ex. I have yellow, green, red and blue paints. I have a purple dress. She has an orange hat.

Ex. I have a car. Do you have a car ?

It `s black .

I have a black car. Yes, I do. It’s yellow.

Yes, I have a Volkswagen (Beetle/Bug.)

Yes, I have a yellow one.

What kind of car do you have ?

I have a Volkswagen (Beetle Bug Vocho) I have a yellow car. NOT I I have a car yellow. *Adjectives always go before nouns.

Shapes :
Rectangular Diamond



Square box

Round bowling

Ex. The plate is round and the cake is triangular.

Name something you have that is …



square ________________
triangular _________________

Recap : Practice the following sentences with HAVE :
Do you have a boyfriend / girlfriend ? Do you have a pet (dog or cat) ? Do you have an interesting job ? Do you have any children ? Do you have a bicycle ? Do you have a television ? Do you have a garden ? Yes, I have a/an ______________ Yes, I have a/an ______________ Yes, I have a/an ______________ Yes, I have a/an ______________ Yes, I have a/an ______________ Yes, I have a/an ______________ Yes, I have a/an ______________

*Practice making questions with do and asking your classmates. If you are a small group you can practice with the teacher.

Write it !

Write down five interesting questions you would like to ask someone. Then choose five people in the class to ask your questions to. If the class is very small you can ask the teacher. 1._______________________________________________________ 2._______________________________________________________ 3._______________________________________________________ 4._______________________________________________________ 5._______________________________________________________

C: to describe people or things.
Adjective Order 1 number one three 2 size big large 3 color/shape brown round 4 where from Mexican Canadian 5 what it’s made of wooden glass 6 noun statue bowls

Review Vocabulary :






red round big blue square small green rectangular tall glass white triangular short leather black oval heavy yellow light orange crazy purple old pink young brown cheap cardboard gray expensive

Chinese Turkish French Spanish Guatemalan Peruvian German Japanese Thai Australian Swedish

metal paper

cloth rubber clay plastic wooden porcelain

Describe the following pictures using the adjectives in order and make a sentence for each one. Discuss your answers with the class.
Ex. The big gray Indian elephant is in the zoo.

1 2 3 1. _______________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________

• Class Activity : Find pictures in magazines and describe them to the class. You can also play 21 questions with the class. The class has to ask you questions about your pictures using the new vocabulary. They are only allowed to ask yes or no questions to try to determine what your picture is. It must be a person, place or thing.

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