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Hi,

I'm currently working on a lesson plan to teach the verb "have" to describe a person's physical appearance. ie Subject + have (I have blue eyes.) Subject + has (She has blonde hair.)
Any suggestions are welcome, especially in regards to anticipated problems and solutions to these problems. Thank you.
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Hi Dave,

I am curious. Are you an English teacher? The question you posted seemed to be very basic. What level is your Plan aiming at?

Here is a few:

I have brown eyes and black hair but I don’t have a strong physical build.

She has nice long legs but does not have the rest of the body to go with itEmotion: big smile
Hi Goodman,

The lesson plan is for an assignment aimed at elementary/beginner level students. I'm taking the I to I online TEFL course and it's the 2nd task in module 9. I have no previous teaching experience. I was looking for feedback on activities/games(eliciting techniques, ways to introduce the topic) to use for this lesson plan as well as any anticipated barriers that students at this level might have. Again I am new to teaching so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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How about "She has two faces"?

paco
I "have" never really experienced problems in my classes when I use have to mean "is" or "are". You could start with something like:

A: What color IS my hair?
B: Brown
A: You also have brown hair. / You don't have brown hair, you have blonde hair.

Next, examples without IS:

A: What color hair do your parents/siblings have?
A: What kind of car do you have?

Problems usually come up when you have to use "have" with verbs.
Hello Dave

You could present "have" in this sense as "to possess (as an attribute)" – e.g. if you "have" blue eyes, you "possess" blue eyes. This could be contrasted with other related meanings of "to have", such as its sense of "to possess an object" ("I have a red car", "you have too much money", etc.).

Perhaps you could make it more demanding by the use of parallels: "a dog has a nose as a bird has a beak", etc.

(But maybe that's all a bit too basic.)

MrP
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I imagine that, even if you confine it to appearance expressions, you're going to run into trouble with when to use have and when to use has. Secondly, there's going to be a fuss over the question forms do ... have and does ... have. Then there's going to be a stumbling block with negations don't have and doesn't have. Then the question is whether the lesson is going to include anything more than present tense expressions.

But all of this depends on how much previous experience the students have had with questions and negations. It's always very important to know where in a sequence of lessons a particular lesson fits in. Without that context it's quite impossible to say what the touchy points are going to be.

CJ
HAVE + object (a noun: person place or thing) I HAVE brown HAIR (object or noun).
TO BE (verbs) + adjective (describing word) I am THIN (adj.)