Questions and Short Answers Worksheets
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that other busy teacher have found useful. Students start out reviewing the necessary sentence structure, practice forming positive and negative sentences, complete an exercise on word order, and finish with a question and short answer section that you can have students use for speaking practice. To make the exercise easier have students work with a partner when completing the worksheet too. It is possible that you will not find exactly what you are looking for but you can adapt the worksheets you find or simply use them as inspiration for your own.
Since learning a language is about communication, it is important that students are able to ask and answer questions. When practicing a basic question or sentence structure, model dialogues might sound a bit unnatural so consider using interview type activities instead. Once students have reached a more advanced level, they will be able to have conversations that more closely resemble those of native speakers. With increased vocabulary, conversations will flow more easily and students will be able to come up with a wide variety of answers even when asked simple questions. Never forget the importance of speaking practice in ESL classes.
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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Questions?
A question may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. This information is provided with an answer. Questions are normally put forward or asked using interrogative sentences. However they can also be formed by imperative sentences, which normally express commands: "Tell me what two plus two is"; conversely, some expressions, such as "Would you pass the salt?", have the grammatical form of questions but actually function as requests for action, not for answers, making them allofunctional. (A phrase such as this could, theoretically, also be viewed not merely as a request but as an observation of the other person's desire to comply with the request given.)
In this activity, students pair up. Each student receives a list of different items and asks his/her partner "Do you like (insert item from list)?" If the partner says "yes," the student colors in ...
This is a mingle activity for a group of up to 15 students (last 3 cards can be taken out without any change in the activity). Students' cards include personal information such as name, nationaity ...
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To make question words a bit more fun in class, I designed this cootie catcher for the kids to fold and play with. First they select the color, then the number, and then the number again. When the ...
This is a list of several questions designed to help teach verb tenses. The questions are divided into Simple Present, Simple Past, and Simple Future. This worksheet also contains a bunch of Mixed ...
Who did that? What did you say? Many questions begin with the words "who" and "what." Read each question and choose the correct answer. Once you have answered all of the questions, try coming up w ...
This quartet card game is based on the movie Finding Nemo. The aim of the game is for students to collect four of a kind. I designed the game to practice personality adjectives. The adjective abov ...
I developed this worksheet as a review for my elementary students of New English File. It's a board game in which they must ask and answer some questions. You can use it as a pair work or a group ...
This worksheet includes fill in the blanks activity with a wordcloud which is about household chores. Also, it provides a sentence level activity, in that part learners use 'have to/has to' and 'r ...
This worksheet has been created in order to facilitate elementary young learners practice the question and short negation of the verb 'like' in the present simple tense. Illustrations can be helpf ...
This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school children. Students are asked questions that are all about helping our environment. There are 10 questions for students to answer. E.g., wha ...
This worksheet helps students to practise time expressions, daily activities and 'do you...?' structure with short answers. It's easy to use- just print it 4 times, two pages for each student ...
A question-based, competitive activity where students can't say anything that is not a question. They will be able to practice the structure of a question, their creativity, and their fast-thinkin ...
This speaking activity is based on an article from The Elephant Journal entitled "Small Talk: I can't do it anymore" by Morgan L. Callison. We ask ss to say what they understand by "small talk" an ...
The board game is an ideal activity that you do not want to take too long. It is quite a flexible game which rules can be changed to extend the game or add more language. In this game, you n ...
Students will have to ask their partners: do you like...? They will practice the structure: I like.... I don't like, then they will able to make a short report about the results obtained in the su ...
A power point presentation to practice asking questions in present simple with 'you' and the 3rd person singular. The ppt was initially created for a one-to-one class, but can easily be adapted fo ...
This resource can be used when starting the new school term. It is a nice way for students to start talking to their new classmates and finding out a bit about them. They can write the names of th ...
This fun and engaging lessons gets your students talking! Here are the details: -Video Link (Friends - Joey Learns English) -12 discussion questions (the questions were designed around the topic: ...
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This worksheet provides nine role play cards. They contain information related to work and study, routine, family and hobbies. Students can simply ask each other questions and collect information, ...
I used this song to introduce my teen students to questions like: How deep...? How tall...? How far...? It's a pair work or group activity where they have to come up with some words to describe th ...
This worksheet is for beginners (children mostly) who have started to learn vocabulary on topic 'Weather and Seasons'. Here you can find basic phrases and tips how to ask questions about the weath ...
A PowerPoint presentation to introduce the students. There are some questions that students have to complete and, at the same time, answer. The students share the information related to their job/ ...
These worksheets are useful to practise vocabulary related to places in town. Crosswords, scrambled words and "snake-words" help your students to memorise the new words easily. The next page is ...
A classroom speaking activity to practice describing people. Students ask yes/no questions about appearances to find the criminal via the process of elimination. Target language includes: "Is he.. ...
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This worksheet is a quick exercise where children move around in class in order to find someone who can or can't do specific activities which are listed in the worksheet. They ask: Peter, can you ...
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