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Verb Have got

Forms:
I
You
We
They
He
She
It

Have

Has

Positive
Ive got
Youve got
have got
Weve got
Theyve got
Hes got
has hot
Shes got
Its got
Questions
I
you
got...?
we
they
he
she
got...?
it

Negative
I
You
We
They
He
She
It

Yes,
No,
Yes,
No,

have not
(havent)

got

has not
(hasnt)

got

Short answers
I
you
have.
we
havent.
they
he
has.
she
hasnt.
it

Uses:
Possession Shes got three cats. / Weve got two children. / He hasnt got many
friends.
Illnesses Ive got a bad cold. / Has he got a headache?
Descriptions Hes got brown hair, blue eyes and a long nose.
Exercises
1 Complete the sentences with the verb have got. Use the short forms.
a) Shes got a beautiful bedroom.

g) I ____________ a terrible

b) You __________ a nice bike.

headache.

c) He ___________ long hair.

h) The dog _____________ a

d) They ___________ two houses.

broken leg.

e) We ____________ lots of

i) Alison _____________ a good

problems.

job.

f) Sarah ____________ a new car.

j) Julie _____________ beautiful


hair.
2 Peter is going on holiday to France. His friend is checking that he has
got everything. Write the questions the friend is making and give short
answers.
swimming costume

umbrella

travel clock

French phrase

passport

camera

book

sunglasses

ticket

French money

Ex: Have you got your swimming costume? Yes, I have.


a) Have you got your _________________________? ______, I
____________.
b) _________________________________________?
____________________.
c) _________________________________________?
____________________.
d) _________________________________________?
____________________.
e) _________________________________________?
____________________.
f) _________________________________________?
____________________.

g) _________________________________________?
____________________.
h) _________________________________________?
____________________.
3 Complete the questions and answers.
a) Has she got a sister? No, she hasnt.
b) _______ you _____ a telephone? Yes, I _______.
c) _______ we ______ the tickets? Yes, we ________.
d) _______ the town _______ a theatre? No, it __________.
e) _______ he ______ a job? No, he ______________.
f) _________ your friends ______ some good music? Yes, they
_________.
g) _________ I _____ time for a cup of coffee? Yes, you ________.
h) _________ your son _____ a cold? Yes, he ________.
i) __________ they ____ a garden? No, they __________.
j) __________ you ______ a good hotel room? Yes, we _______.
4 Complete the story about Mary. Use the verb have got in the positive
or negative forms.
Mary is 21 years old. She has got fair hair and blue eyes. She
____________

two

brothers,

William

and

Philip,

but

she

_______________ any sisters. Her brothers ________________ brown


hair and brown eyes. One of her brothers, Philip, is married and
____________ children, so shes an aunt.
Mary lives with her parents in an apartment. It ____________ five
rooms but it ________________ a garden. She _____________ her own
room in the apartment. In it she ______________ her computer and a

TV. She ______________ a car but her parents ________________ one


because they cant drive.

5 Complete the sentences with the short forms (positive, negative and
question) of the verb have got.
a) Those flowers are really beautiful and they ve got a wonderful smell.
b) I must write down Johns telephone number.
_____________________ a pen?
c) Mary works very hard so she __________________ time for many
hobbies.
d) New York ________________ a very interesting modern art museum.
e) I cant show you the photos because I ___________________ them
with me.
f) Tigers ________________ strange, yellow eyes.
g) What kind of mp3 ________ Carol _______? A Sony, I think.

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