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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 (901)
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz.


Causative have / get something done (1235)
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.

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)