'Have' exercises - Upper-intermediate +
by Viv Quarry (www.vivquarry.com)
Make the following sentences negative.
E.g. He's got a dog. __He hasn't got a dog.
1. She's been to NY. _______________________________________________________
2. I have supper every night. _______________________________________________________
3. She's got blue eyes. _______________________________________________________
4. They have to work very hard. _______________________________________________________
5. You've got to make some tea. _______________________________________________________
6. They had a swim. _______________________________________________________
7. We have enough money. (USA) _______________________________________________________
8. We had the house painted. _______________________________________________________
Put the following sentences into the past.
E.g. I'm having fun. I was having fun at the party.
1. I have a holiday every year. ________________________ in London last year.
2. I've got a bike. ________________________ my first bike when I was 6.
3. I have to work hard. ________________________ when I was at university.
4. Have you ever been to France? ________________________ to France last year?
5. How many kids have they got? ________________________ Shakespeare have?
6. She hasn't got to go yet. ________________________ to go early.
7. They haven't got it. ________________________ it.
8. Has she had her hair cut? ________________________ yesterday?
Change the following sentences into the present. Imagine the actions are happening now, so use the present continuous where possible. Also use 'have got' whenever possible.
E.g. I had lunch with John. I'm having lunch with John.
He had a headache. He's got a headache.
1. We had a good time at the party. _________________________________________________
2. She didn't have much experience. _________________________________________________
3. We had a lovely room at the hotel. _________________________________________________
4. They didn't have any tea... _________________________________________________
5. .. so we had to have coffee. _________________________________________________
6. Did you have any luck at the casino? _________________________________________________
7. They had an argument. _________________________________________________
8. She didn't like having her photo taken. _________________________________________________
Complete the following dialogues with the correct form of 'have'. When both 'have sth' and 'have got sth' are possible, use 'have got'.
"Rebecca, ______________ you ______________ a headache? You don't look very well."
"No, it's not that. I ______________ a baby and I feel sick."
"Congratulations! Do you want a boy or a girl?"
"Well, I______________ three boys, so it would be nice ______________ a girl this time."
"Jane, ______________ you ______________ any chocolate?"
"No, of course I______________ . I'm on a diet."
"You're joking. You______________ two bars of chocolate yesterday."
"I know., I______________ any willpower, but I really want to be slim for my holiday next month."
"Nick, I thought you______________ a company car. Why are you cycling to work?"
"I ______________ an accident last week. I drove through a red light and hit a police car."
"That's bad luck. ______________ you______________ go to court?"
"Yes, I will."
"______________ you ______________ any pets?"
"No, we ______________ . ______________ you?"
"Oh yes. I ______________ a dog all my life. At the moment I ______________ a dog and two cats."
"I'd love ______________ a dog, but I'm not sure about two cats!"
"Come on! We ______________ hurry. We're late!"
"But I ______________ my passport. I can't find it anywhere!"
"What! You ______________ it yesterday. ______________ a look in your bag."
"Thank goodness! Here it is."
"I'm looking forward to ______________ a few days' holiday. I ______________ so much work for the past couple of months, I ______________ a break for ages."
Thanks to a past edition of Headway Upper-intermediate for help with some of these exercises.
For more practice, try the 'have' exercises at other levels.
Viv's 'Have' worksheet