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miss noor
Palestine

Help me please
 
Hi everybody,
 
Please help me
I hvae two problems :
 
1/ What is the correct answer of this question :
 

 Are they  played in different countries?

Yes, they are played in many countries   
or
Yes, they are. They are played in many countries   
 
 
2/ There is a rule I don´t understand it
 
Have something done
 
It is difficult to explain it . May you help me
 
I

22 Feb 2009      



manuelanunes3
Portugal

Hi
 
Correct form: Yes, they are. They are played in many countries.

22 Feb 2009     



bamarcia
Brazil

Hi Miss Noor,

I don´t think the original question is correct. It should be:
Have they played in many countries? (Present Perfect expressing experience)
Yes, they have. They have played in many countries.
 
As to the second question, "Have something done" is called Causative have
It´s used when you don ´t do things yourself, but have someone do them for you:
I´ll have my house painted. (other people, maybe painters, will paint it, not you. Compare  to I´ll paint my house) 
I´ve had the plumbing repaired= The plumber (my husband, or someone else) has repaired it.
I´ve had a haircut = I have had my hair cut= The hairdresser has cut it.
It´s used in different tenses, not only in the present perfect.
 
Hope it helps.
 
Marcia

22 Feb 2009     



Nebal
Lebanon

Hi noor,

the first question is in the passive form: Certain games are played in different countries.

The 2nd example is in the causative form. It shows that we have someone do sth.

I had my brother wash my car. ( active causative)

I had my car washed. ( passive causative)  In these examples, it ´s not me who wash the car, but asking someone to wash it for me.

I hope it ´s clear!!
Hugs,
Nebal

22 Feb 2009     



bamarcia
Brazil

Sorry, Miss Noor.
 
Nebal is absolutely right. The first example is the passive voice of the simple present!
They play games in many countries. (active voice)
Games (or they) are played in many countries.
 
Therefore,
Are they played in many countries? could have both answers:
Yes, they are. They are played in many countries.
or Yes, they are played in many countries.
or even: Yes, they are.(which sounds more ´natural´ for me)
 
Sorry again! I don´t think I had woken up completely!!! Too much carnival on my head! hehehe
 
Marcia

22 Feb 2009     



mysweetself
Qatar

Hi miss noor regarding your question about have and get something done....( If that is what you mean )...
 
It is very easy ... Tell your pupils they are going to arrange a birthday party for  their friend . Ask them to give you suggestions about what  they are going to bring or do by themselves and what  the things they are going to let others do for them.Give them examples to motivate them like are they going to  clean the whole house, by themselves ,arrane the  flowers  or make a big cake  ........
 
So bring some pictures of  a cleaning lady ( a maid), a baker , florist , a printer shop ( for  invitations) .....etc
 
and ask them to form sentences ....
 
In the begining they will will not grasp the rule ,but after they make mistakes .Explain that if you want to get or have something done for you...like cleaning,  making a cake ,cutting  hair , making dresses.......etc
 
They should use :
 
get/have  + object + past participle
 
we will get the camera fixed.
I will get the cake made
 
 
 
 
 
I hope I answered your question and I ´m more than  happy to answer any other question you have .Smile
 
 
Shosho
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22 Feb 2009     



miss noor
Palestine

Thany very much all
Thank you very much shosho
I like your idea

22 Feb 2009     



miss noor
Palestine

I need more ideas for the lesson : Have somthing done

22 Feb 2009     



miss noor
Palestine

I need more ideas for the lesson : Have somthing done

22 Feb 2009     



miss noor
Palestine

I need more ideas for the lesson : Have somthing done

22 Feb 2009     



mysweetself
Qatar

Hi Noor I hope you find this sheet useful for your lesson...It is made by me for my class.
 
 
 
http://www.eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=184563#thetop

22 Feb 2009     

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