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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.)
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If you are looking for worksheets on questions and short answers, you have found the right page. There are 377 ESL worksheets that specifically deal with this topic. Here is one such worksheet 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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Question Words Memory Game

Question Words Memory Game

Katryn
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This is a memory game concerning the question words. eg.: why goes with reason etc. You just need to cut down the cards, mix them, and put them face down on the table. Ideally, students will be in ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Bear Grylls [TV Series

Movie Worksheet: Bear Grylls [TV Series "Escape from Hell"]

This worksheet is based on the Bear Grylls` TV series "Escape From Hell". The worksheet follows the first (on some websites it is marked as second) episode "Snow"in order of narration. It is ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Practicing Do and Does Questions

Practicing Do and Does Questions

•Questions and Short Answers,
Simple activity for practicing do and does in questions. You need a dice. Get students to throw the dice twice and make a question using the numbers they roll, first choosing do or does, ask a que ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Question Words

Question Words

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There are two versions: one with the Spanish translations (for Spanish speakers) and the other one without translations so that you can write them in your own language. There is also an activity t ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Find Someone Who (after the Summer)

Find Someone Who (after the Summer)

This is a variation on classic mingle "Find someone who..". I used it at  the first lesson after the summer break. I like this lively activity much more than just teacher-student type of &nbs ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Asking Questions Elementary Worksheet

Asking Questions Elementary Worksheet

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This is a pretty easy worksheet for teaching or revising asking questions at elementary level. There's a simple activity in which students are asked to change the sentences given into the int ...
9 Elementary
Wh- Question Words Elementary Worksheet II

Wh- Question Words Elementary Worksheet II

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This is a simple worksheet for teaching or revising question words at elementary level. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to complete the questions with the most suitabl ...
4 Elementary
A Yes - No Questions Game

A Yes - No Questions Game

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This is a fun game for beginners to practice yes/ no questions with "be". The purpose of this game is students try to guess the famous person behind the scene. My students really love this game!&n ...
3 Complete Beginner
Basic Conversation Questions

Basic Conversation Questions

These worksheets can be used as a speaking activity. Students work in pairs and take turns in asking the questions. It's good if you as a teacher to circulate and monitor their work. At the end, h ...
8 All levels
Simple Past Jazz Chant

Simple Past Jazz Chant

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Simple past tense questions in the form of a jazz chant. Provides an opportunity for students to practice/ revise the simple past tense before going on to write about their own past activities. A ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Jeopardy!

Jeopardy!

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This is a PowerPoint of the original game Jeopardy. It is very easy to edit, the pictures on each question has a hyperlink back to the category screen. So this game can be useful for all levels. ...
4 All levels
How Often and How Long

How Often and How Long

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This is a speaking activity that you can use to ask your students when teaching them wh-questions. It can be used from beginner onwards but is best suited for pre-intermediate. It would helpful fo ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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What Do You ....

What Do You ....

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A worksheet targeted at junior high school 1st grade students in Japan. In this activity students ask each other questions using what, a category, and a verb. Students will take notes of the peopl ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
World Cup 2014 Quiz A1

World Cup 2014 Quiz A1

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This is a very basic worksheet for elementary young students (A1) to review question words through a short simple quiz and countries and nationalities through a filling task. I have used the footb ...
2 Elementary
Power Point Soccer Expressions Quiz

Power Point Soccer Expressions Quiz

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Power point version of the Adobe soccer expressions quiz as written by Alamrani. This version avoids reloading  the quiz if a wrong answer is submitted. This allows the quiz to be completed i ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Football Player Facts to Practise Question Words

Football Player Facts to Practise Question Words

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This worksheet has been designed for lower level elementary students, especially children, to practise questions words. It is based on three famous football players, so football fans might find it ...
1 Elementary
There Is - There Are

There Is - There Are

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This PPT is for absolute beginners. You don't need to add much extra explanation. Just show the presentation in class. My students liked it very much, it's easy, fast and captivating. It goes with ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Travelling Together/ Future Question Form

Travelling Together/ Future Question Form

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This worksheet is for the students to work in groups and discuss a trip they will do together. The objective is to use future will. It contains clear instructions on how the activity will carry on ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Questions with Do You...

Questions with Do You...

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Worksheet with two simple activities for beginners to practice verbs and simple yes/no questions using do. You can use this activity to practice short answers or as a filler for a complete beginne ...
2 Complete Beginner
Do- Does, to Be Wh-Questions

Do- Does, to Be Wh-Questions

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Taken from different workheets, this worksheet is designed mainly to practice WH-questions, do, does, and short answers using verb "to be". Very useful for 13-17 years old. Most of this  is f ...
2 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: The Time of Our Lives

Movie Worksheet: The Time of Our Lives

In this activity students first watch the video and then they work on comprehension activities. You can use this video clip to practice countries and nationalities, information about football play ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
My Routine and Personal Info

My Routine and Personal Info

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This worksheet is intended  to revise with your students personal questions as well as routine in the first and/or third person. You can work with it as you please. That is, you can work with ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Asking Polite Questions in the Past

Asking Polite Questions in the Past

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A simple worksheet to practise asking questions about the past in a polite way using "could you tell me ...." All the questions contain irregular verbs in the past to make the task more challengin ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Elementary Level Test 2 (Adults)

Elementary Level Test 2 (Adults)

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An elementary level test to assess students on their knowledge of the present  simple tense in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms, prepositions of time and time expressions, as ...
3 Elementary
Wh Words

Wh Words

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Students have to fill in the blanks with WH words. Then match questions with answers and finally answer some of the questions with their own information. This worksheet can be used with young stud ...
2 Elementary

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