Must vs Have To – English Language Exercise

Both must and have to can be used in relation to obligation, but what are the differences?

Must is used with internal obligations. This usually involves rules and laws, or something you feel is necessary.

E.g. You must drive on the left side of the road in the UK.

I must study harder if I want to pass that exam.

It can also be used with certainty.

E.g. If you study English every day, you must be dedicated!

You must be tired after driving all night!

Have to, on the other hand, is used for every other type of obligation. It is definitely the most commonly used, as it can even substitute must in some circumstances!

E.g. I have to speak in English for my presentation tomorrow, I’m scared!.

She always has to wake up early for work.

HOWEVER! In their negative forms (mustn’t and don’t have to), they have completely different meanings!

Mustn’t expresses prohibition.

E.g. You mustn’t eat this cake (you are prohibited to eat the cake).

Don’t have to expresses the absence of obligation:

E.g. You don’t have to eat this cake (you are not obliged to eat the cake, but you can if you want to).

So now you know the rules, why not try our quiz and test your knowledge?

Must vs Have To Exercise

Fill in the gaps with the correct expression of obligation.

So, how did you do? We’re sure you did a great job, but if you’d like some more practise then try our listening exercise here, and take a look at our other blog posts for some more English exercises!

10 More Important Irregular Past Verbs!

Those irregular verbs! They always cause problems – why do they have to be so different? It can seem like a big challenge to remember all of the irregular verbs, but you can do it if you memorise them in small groups.

It’s important to keep improving your knowledge of these verbs step by step, so here are a few exercises to help you remember 10 important past verbs:

Irregular Past Verbs Quiz

Choose the right irregular verb at the past.


How did it go? Did you learn some new words? Try to write a sentence with each of these irregular past verbs to help you to remember them. You can even write them in the comments below!

When you are done, try our most common irregular past tense verbs exercise to make sure you know the key verbs!


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The Bloggs Family Tree – English Listening Comprehension Exercise

Hey guys, it’s time to play! Oggi nel nostro blog vi parliamo di alberi genealogici e, più in particolare, dell’albero genealogico della famiglia Bloggs!

Joe, Janet, Helen, Freddy… riuscite a star dietro alle varie generazioni?

Prendetevi il vostro tempo per ascoltare la traccia audio che abbiamo creato per voi, e scoprite con noi la famiglia Bloggs! Siete in grado di ricostruire questo intricato albero genealogico? È tempo di mettersi alla prova!

Per testare le vostre abilità di comprensione orale, abbiamo anche preparato due piccoli esercizi per voi! Quante risposte riuscite ad indovinare?!


The Bloggs Family Tree | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false.

The Bloggs Family Tree | Fill in the Blank

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Full Text:

“Joe Bloggs is 70 years old, and he’s retired. Joe’s wife Janet is as old as Joe. She is a writer. Joe’s children are called Helen and Freddy. Helen is two years older than Freddy, who is 38 years old. Helen is an architect and Freddy is a salesman. Helen and Freddy are both married. Helen’s husband David is much older than her. He is 15 years older, and he is an accountant. They have two children, Chris and Harry. Chris, who is 16, is five years older than Harry. Freddy’s wife Anne is a little younger than him, 1 year younger, to be exact. She is a doctor. Their daughter’s name is Chloe. Chloe is 3 years old.”