Using Had Had in English Video and Listening Exercise
It may sound a little weird to you, but in English, you can use sentences with “had had.”
For instance, I can say “I had had to study Spanish for a long time before I could have a good conversation.” To understand better how to use sentences with “had had” watch the video below.
Had Had video
Had Had Exercise: Fill in the gaps below with the correct verbs. Write your answers in comments and we’ll respond.
1. I _____ ______ several cats before I adopted a dog.
2. I have _____ lunch, but I’ll have a bite of your pie.
3. I ___ had a really bad day but, it got better when he brought me flowers.
4. He ___n’t ____ any children by the time he turned 40.
5. Had you ____(want) children before you _____ them?
Watch the first 4 minutes of this TED video and try to answer the questions below.
1. What was their first website?
2. There are more taboos around parenting than around_______.
3. We decided we wanted to give it to parents_______.
4. What does the above sentence mean?
5. List the first two taboos?
6. Does your country have traditions around childbirth or having a child?
7. Do you have children? If so talk about your happiness since the birth of your child?
8. What is your advice to people who don’t have children? Would you recommend that they should have children?
9. Is there pressure in your society to have children?