English Grammar Exercises for A1 – have to

1. Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of have to ✓ or don’t have to ✗.

1 We ____________ take exams next summer. ✓

2 I ____________ go to the supermarket. ✗

3 mum ____________ work on Saturdays. ✗

4 Kate and Sally ____________ study ICT. ✓

5 Dave ____________ help his parents at the weekend. ✓

6 You ____________ tidy your bedroom. ✗

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1 have to   2 don’t have to   3 doesn’t have to   4 have to

5 has to   6 don’t have to

2. Find the mistakes in the sentences. Write correct sentences.

1 I doesn’t have to wear a uniform.

   ________.

2 Millie doesn’t have study French.

   ________.

3 Have you to arrive at school early?

   ________.

4 They not have to have lunch at school.

   ________.

5 We has to work hard at school.

   ________.

6 Harry don’t have to get up early.

     ________.

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I don’t have to wear a uniform.

Millie doesn’t have to study French.

Do you have to arrive at school early?

They don’t have to have lunch at school.

We have to work hard at school.

Harry doesn’t have to get up early.

3. Complete the text. Use the correct form of have to or don’t have to.

I go to a private school, but it’s different from most schools. There’s a timetable, but I 1 _____ go to the lessons. Sometimes I play games instead! The teachers usually give us homework, but we 2 _____ do it.

Every week, we all go to a meeting – the teachers also 3 _____ go. At the meeting, we vote to decide the school rules. We all 4 _____ follow the rules. The head teacher 5 _____ follow the rules too!

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1 don’t have to   2 don’t have to   3 have to   4 have to

5 has to

4. Write questions with have to and the verbs in the box. Then write true answers.

do      get up      have      help      speak      study      take      wear


1 __Do you have to study__ a foreign language at school?

     Yes, we do.

2 _________________ with the housework?

  ________

3 _________________ a school uniform?

  ________

4 _________________ before 7 a.m. on Mondays?

  ________

5 _________________ a lot of homework at weekends?

  ________

6 _________________ lunch at school?

  ________

7 _________________ an exam at the end of this year?

  ________

8 _________________ English in English lessons?

     ________

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2 Do you have to help ___ ?

3 Do you have to wear ___ ?

4 Do you have to get up ___ ?

5 Do you have to do ___ ?

6 Do you have to have ___ ?

7 Do you have to take ___ ?

8 Do you have to speak ___ ?

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5. Order the words to make sentences. Add have to.

1 before 9 a.m.? / arrive / you / do / at school

 Do you have to arrive at school before 9 a.m.?

2 don’t / we / at school / after 3.30 p.m. / stay

 ________

3 at school. / we / a lot of sport / do /

 ________

4 you / do / chemistry? / study

 ________

5 in / we / the school canteen. / eat

 ________

6 school? / to / Mandy / the bus / does / take

 ________

7 an English test / don’t / they / take / week / every

     ________

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We don’t have to stay at school after 3.30 p.m.

We have to do a lot of sport at school.

Do you have to study chemistry?

We have to eat in the school canteen.

Does Mandy have to take the bus to school?

They don’t have to take an English test every week.

Challenge!

Write five things that you have to do every day.

1 _____

2 _____

3 _____

4 _____

5 _____