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Have sthg done

 

This structure is used : (1) when you arrange for someone to do something for you. (2) when something happens to something you own or a part of you. This is often something bad. Examples (1) (1) Vicky had her hair cut - A hairdresser cut Vicky's hair. Compare with : Vicky c...Read more

 

The following ESL resources are available for Have sthg done:

 
 
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Have sthg done / passive report structures
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz.
 
 

 

Causative have / get something done
Ten question short-answer quiz
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 9 Attraction  Page 81 
(1) Examples and analysis
(2) Short gapped article on Cindy Jackson (woman who has changed her appearance through cosmetic surgery)
(3) Word ordering exercise
(4) Speaking - 'Where's the best place in town to get (your hair etc) done?'

 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 4 The mind  Page 47   Language focus
Short reading, analysis and follow up exercises for have / get sthg done
 
Consolidation module 1 - 4  Page 51   Passives with have and get
Listening comprehension
 
 

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover 

Developing Grammar in Context

Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
 
28 Get / have something done  Pages 163 - 167
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack

Susan Kay   
 
29 Do it yourself  Page 29 
Have sthg done vs do sthg yourself. Picture prompts.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (Advanced) (PDF)