Have to

Questions about obligations and necessities.

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  1. What time do you have to get up in the mornings?
  2. Do you have to wear glasses when you read?
  3. Do you have to wear a uniform at work or school?
  4. Is there anything important you have to do this evening?
  5. Is there anything you have to do for your job or study which you hate?
  6. Which side of the road do you have to drive on in your country?
  7. How old do you have to be to drink alcohol in your country?
  8. In your country, how much income tax do people usually have to pay?
  9. Do you have to travel far to work or school?
  10. When was the last time you had to catch a train?
  11. Have you ever had to work on a Sunday?
  12. When was the last time you had to go to the dentist's?
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How to use the have to ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the have to ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the have to discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the have to discussion questions in groups of two or three. Alternatively, you could use the 'cards' format to distribute the questions to any number of students to ask and share.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of have to in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to have to contained in the discussion questions.

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