Lesson Plan of Phrases with “Have”, “Go”, “Take” and “Make” in English Language

Grade V

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Use more words and phrases that usually go with the verbs have, Go, take and make.

Information for Teachers

  • “Take” is one of the most commonly used verbs in the English language whose basic meaning is to move something or somebody from one place to another, as; take a walk / a bus / a train, take minute / a while / ten minutes, take exercise, take an interest in, take a photo, take a seat, take a bath / shower, take care, take a look, take milk / sugar in tea / coffee, take a break.
  • Make bed, make plans, make arrangements make up your mind.
  • Go for a walk, go shopping, go to school, go home etc.
  • Have to (compulsion/obligation) = I have to do this work, I have to go, you have to go and meet this person, she has to complete her work today.
  • To have (possession = I have a bag).
  • To have (states) = I have a headache, a tooth ache, a backache.
  • To have (relationships) = I have a brother and sister.
  • Have fun, have lunch, dinner, have an exam.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook


  • Write the word ‘go’ on the writing board and ask the students that what comes to your mind when you see this word. (Possible answer may be as; I go home, I go to school/shopping etc.)
  • Then write the word ‘have’ and ask the same question the possible answer may be as; I have a pen, I have two brother and sisters, etc.
  • Write ‘make’ on the writing board and ask the students to make small phrases and sentences with make, The possible answer would be as; make tea/food.
  • Ask the students to make sentences with ‘take’ and answer would be as; I take tea/lunch, etc.
  • Give your input wherein and whenever it is required.


Activity 1

  • Write the following phrases on the writing board and ask the students to read and discuss in pairs.
  • Inform students that the verbs take, make, have can be used in other senses too, for example ‘take’ does n`t always mean to remove an object and keep it for yourself, it can also refer to doing something.
  • Ask the students to guess the meanings of the following, as;
  • Take- take a walk/ a bus/ a train, take a nap, take a seat, take a bath, take care, take milk/lunch, and take a break, take a class, take an exam, take turns.
  • Make- makes tea/food, make drawings, make bed, and make arrangements, plans.
  • Go- goes to school, go home / shopping, go for a dinner/lunch/walk etc.
  • Have- have a toothache, have fun, have dinner/lunch, have an exam.
  • After some discussion ask the students to make sentences using the above brainstormed words and phrases.
  • Tell them to make three sentences each.
  • Monitor and help the students.

Activity 2

  • Write the following exercise on the writing board and ask the students to copy.
  • Tell them to do the exercise in pairs.
  1. My father __________________ two cups of tea in the breakfast, (Takes, goes)
  2. I             ___________________ to school with my friends, (go, have).
  3. My mother ________________ arrangements of the picnic, (makes, goes).
  4. We     ____________________fun in the recess, (take, make)
  5. I        ____________________ two school bags, (make, have)

Answer key:

(1.    Takes, 2. Go, 3. Makes, 4. Make 5. have)

  • Once the students are finished with the exercise, write the correct options on the writing board and ask the students to self-correct their work.

Activity 3

  • Ask the students to work in pairs or small groups and find at least five phrases or sentences with have, go, take and make each.
  • Give the students ten minutes for this activity.
  • Divide the class into two big groups and draw a column on the writing board.
  • Ask the groups to make sentences with take, make, go and have on their turns.
  • Tell the students that the team who would make maximum correct sentences and phrases with these words will be the winners.

Activity 4

  • Ask the students to write a poem. Tell the students instead of the last words rhyming, the first word of each line will be one of the verbs done in the lesson.

For example:

After I took the exam,

I took the bus home.

I took a nap,

Now I have to take a shower.

Sum up/ Conclusion

  • Tell some words and phrases with ‘have’ and ‘go’, ‘make’ and ‘take’.


  • Once the students are done, ask them to exchange and check each other`s work and give feedback.
  • Ask the students to make correction in their work and make the sentences again.
  • Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to find at least 3 words and phrases which go with the verbs go and have, make and take.






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