Have you cut your hair or have you had your hair cut?

A great teaching article and video about the difference between - to have your hair cut or to cut your hair. From the English as a second language blog @kimgriffithsenglish



I hope you have all had a great week and are ready for a little English.

Today’s article is about

  • the difference between:  Have you cut your hair? and Have you had your hair cut?
  • talking about services you have done for you.
  • a quiz on the used structure
  • the answers to last week’s crossword

The more difficult vocabulary is identified with an asterisk * and a definition is in brackets ( ).


Have you cut your hair?  OR  Have you had your hair cut?

Have you had a hair cut? From @kimgriffithsenglish, the English as a second language teaching page.

Watch my YouTube video for a complete explanation I hope you like my little odd *  (strange) drawings. Watch until the end to see my favourite part, the “unless” part!

Click here to see the video on YouTube.

Here is the most important information from the video:

The structure to talk about services you have done for you. From @kimgriffithsenglish, the English as a second language teaching page.Examples of talking about services we have done for us.From @kimgriffithsenglish, the English as a second language teaching page.


Other possible services we could talk about having done.

We can use this structure to talk about:

  • the dentist’s
  • an optician’s
  • a dry cleaner’s*  (the shop where they professionally clean clothes)
  • a photographer
  • a tailor* (a person who makes clothes)
  • a decorator
  • a gardener
  • a beauty salon
  • a hairdresser’s
  • a car mechanic
  • a hospital

Or other places where they do a service for us.


This week’s quiz

Write a sentence for the images,

eg, He needs to have his tree decorated,  or He needs to decorate his tree?


  1. He needs….. (decorate/the tree)

2) She is … (do/her make up)

3) They … (clean/house)

4)  She needs to… (cut/her nails)

5)  She… (repair/her glasses)


Write down your answers and I’ll put the correct answers in next week’s article.


Last week’s crossword key

If you would like to read the article and try the crossword before seeing the key (answers) click here!How to describe a bad person, bad character Adjectives, idiom and more. from the English as a second language teaching blog - @kimgriffithsenglish



The answers to the crossword - How to describe character. From Kim griffiths English, the blog which teaches English as a second Language.

How did you do? Did you get them all correct?

Have a fun week and I’ll see you next weekend!



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About Kim Griffiths

Hello, I'm Kim. I'm a qualified English ESL teacher with a CELTA A qualification and I have over 25 years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers. I love teaching! I also write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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