Have & Has with Question Words

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Have & Has with Question Words

Exotic pets

Instructions: Read the text. Look carefully at the question and answer.

Where do American people have exotic pets?

All across the nation, in American’s backyards and garages and living rooms, in their beds and basements and bathrooms, wild animals kept as pets live side by side with their human owners. It’s believed that more exotic animals live in American homes than are cared for in American zoos. The exotic-pet business is a lucrative industry, one that has drawn criticism from animal welfare advocates and wildlife conservationists alike. These people say it’s not only dangerous to bring captive-bred wildlife into the suburbs, but it’s cruel and it ought to be criminal too. Yet the issue is far from black or white.


Getting started: Wildlife in houses

Instructions: Read the text to answer the questions.

The term exotic pet has no firm definition, it can refer to any wildlife kept in human households –or simply to a pet that’s more unusual than the standard dog or cat. Lack of oversight and regulation makes it difficult to pin down just how many exotics are out there. “The short answers is, too many”, says Patty Finch of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. It’s estimated that the number of captive tigers alone is at least 5,000 –most kept not by accredited zoos but by private owners. And while many owners tend to their exotic pets with great care and at no small expense, some keep their pets in cramped cages and poor conditions.

Instructions: Match the numbers to the written form.


Too many
Private owners.
It does not have a firm definition.

1. What meaning does the term exotic pet have?

2. How many exotic pets do Americans have?

3. Who has 5,000 captive tigers?

HAVE with Question words

Let’s learn how to ask and answer with Question Words.

Instructions: Look at the following information about Have with Question Words.

Remember. Have is one of the most common verbs in the English language. We use it to express possession.

To get specific answers we must use Question Words such as: What, Where, When, How, Which, Who.

We place Question Words before the Auxiliary. Look at the examples:

Where do you live?
When does he have his English class?
What do you have in your backpack?

Look at the word order using a Question Word:

Question word Auxiliary Subject Have Complement? Specific Answers
Where do you have your new house? Near the mountains.
Why does he have an expensive car? Because he likes to drive them.
When does he have time to study? At weekends.
What do they have in the box? Some books.


Question words with have

Instructions: Drag and drop the appropriate Question word for the following sentences:


1. do they have an airplane?

2. does he have for breakfast?

3. does she have dinner?

4. does Mary have the computer?

5. do the children have their toys?


Word order

Instructions: Make questions with the following prompts.

  1. Where / your parents have a house?
  2. What / you have in Toronto?
  3. What / your father have?
  4. How many friends / your brother have?
  5. When / they have their English exam?


Endangered species

Instructions: Drag and drop the appropriate Question Word for each one of the following questions:


1. does importing endangered species have a restriction in the US? Because many of the large exotic animals end up in backyard menageries.

2. kind of animals have an advertisement for sale in Internet?
Zebras and camels and cougars and capuchins.

3. does the author describe monkeys and big cats? Monkeys with intelligent eyes and big cats with tawny coats.

4. characteristics do endangered species have?
They are no longer completely wild, neither they are domesticated.