# Do you have + May I have Games

## A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Possession and requests language with have practice games, including cards with suitable numbers, objects and situations, plus personalised speaking.

By: Alex Case
Level: Beginner
Theme: General
Study Area: Functional Language
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## Do you have May I have games

### Game 1: Do you have May I have personalised speaking game

You need some blank paper and a pen or pencil. Ask your partner if they have something (in their pockets, in their bag, in their house, etc), for example “Do you have any books?” They should answer truthfully.

If the answer is “Yes, I do”, ask “May I have…?” with a number and that same thing, e.g. “May I have thirty books?” If they have that many of that thing, they should say “Yes, here you are” and draw that many things on some blank paper. You then get one point for each thing drawn, e.g. thirty points for thirty books. If the number is too big to draw, they can just draw one thing then write a number next to it, e.g. a picture of a CD with “x 23”. If they can truthfully say “Sorry, I don’t have thirty books”, they don’t have to draw anything, and you score no points. Then change roles and do the same thing.

Continue changing roles, asking questions and drawing until your teacher stops the game. Add up the things that you got from your partner, e.g. thirty books + eleven erasers + seven pets = 48 points. The person with the most points is the winner.

Variation: Use the cards below to help with the game above, choosing any card you like and/ or choosing random cards without looking as your teacher tells you.

### Game 2: Do you have May I have numbers game

Take a number card and think of something your partner probably has that many of. Ask “Do you have any…?” and “May I have (number)…s?” If they say “Yes, here you are”, you can put down that card and get that many points.

### Game 3: Do you have May I have guess the place game

Take a card. Look at it but don’t show it to your partner. Your partner will ask you “May I have…?” questions. Answer their questions with “Yes, here you are” and “We don’t have…” depending on what is usually available in that place. Continue until they guess which place is on your card.

 Useful language for playing the games “Do you have any…?”                            “Yes, I do”/ “No, I don’t” “May I have one…, please?” “May I have two/ three/ ten/ fifty…s, please?” “Yes, here you are” “Sorry, I don’t have two/ three/ fifty/…s”

Optional playing cards for game 1

 bag ball bed bike/ bicycle bin biscuit book boot CD CD player chair clock coat coin comic computer game/ video game flower glove hairbrush hat jumper/ sweater key musical instrument notebook paintbrush pen pencil pencil case pet poster sandal scarf shirt shoe skirt sock swimsuit phone tent tie toothbrush toy animal umbrella

Playing cards for game 2

 eight eleven fifteen fifty forty fourteen nine one seven six ten thirteen thirty twelve twenty twenty five two eight eleven twenty one sixty

Optional playing cards for game 3

 American restaurant Chinese restaurant Japanese restaurant art shop bank bookshop café cake shop camping shop cinema/ movie theater clothes shop department store electronics shop furniture shop music shop pet shop post office sports shop stationery shop supermarket toy shop