Modal verbs – have to and don’t have to

Posted on Apr 28 2014 - 2:44am by Zdenda

Recently I have been dealing with the modal verbs. First I created a mind map depicting all the modals in present and past tenses. That post was suitable for intemediate students. Then I wrote a post about the modal verbs Must and Should which was for elementary students.

In this post I would like to add the verb HAVE TO and explain its usage in English. This explanation is aimed at elementary students. At the end of the post there are two games to practise the modal verbs.

Have to – mind map

The triangles show the way HAVE TO forms sentences and the images on the right show the meaning of the verbs.


Have to – games

The first game contains a quiz and if you answer the questions correctly you will play a game called Hot Race. I have managed to win 8,853 points, but when we played the quiz at school one student scored 50,000 points and I had to stop him because we would not have done anything else in the lesson. Can you be better than him? 🙂
HAVE TO – Quiz
The second game is called Reaction. Your task is to complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb HAVE. If you complete the sentences correctly, you will have to click on the ugly frog as quickly as possible. The quicker you click on the frog the better. My personal record is 18,250 points.
HAVE TO – Reaction

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Nway Nway Khaing 28/04/2014 at 6:56 am -

    It is very good.

  2. Anila Surath 28/04/2014 at 9:25 am -

    An excellent way to get learners to practise sentences with modals

  3. michelle 28/04/2014 at 2:50 pm -

    Heyam, thankyou for posting things on this site. Im incredibly grateful for this

  4. kiran 28/04/2014 at 3:05 pm -

    Hey wanna learn English here plz let me know what should I do for this ….thank you

  5. Ripatun nahar ripa 28/04/2014 at 4:42 pm -

    I am interested to speak english fluently

  6. fartum 28/04/2014 at 5:50 pm -

    I like

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