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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 388 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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Communicative Activity for Family and Occupations

Communicative Activity for Family and Occupations

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Information-gapped worksheet for use in pairs or groups. Student A has information about Juan's family, and Student B has Emily's. They must ask each other questions to complete. Focuses on correc ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Reading Comprehension - A Trip to the Zoo

Reading Comprehension - A Trip to the Zoo

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Students are asked to read the short story about Lizzy going to the zoo with her parents. They are then asked to answer the questions by putting a circle around the correct letter. Which animals d ...
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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich - Comprehension

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich - Comprehension

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Find out why National Sandwich Day is celebrated on 3rd November. What is your favourite sandwich? What ingredients are in a BLT? How many types of sandwiches can you think of? Students read the t ...
5 Elementary
Have/Has Got Constructor

Have/Has Got Constructor

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This is a constructor to use during your grammar classes. It helps in creating different types of sentences with have/has got. You can either ask your students to translate the similar constructio ...
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Fun...Isn´t It? Tag Questions

Fun...Isn´t It? Tag Questions

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A nice game to play with tag questions. After going through the explanation with students this game works perfectly to help reinforce it. The cards are cut up and placed up side down on the table. ...
3 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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Whose Job Is That

Whose Job Is That

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This worksheet is for students to practise asking and answer questions at job interviews. First students read the job adverts and try to guess what the jobs are. Some teacher input may be needed a ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
What's This?

What's This?

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This presentation is to practise the question what's this with your students. There's also a chance to play a guessing game that is to ask the question Is it a... and give  short answers. Aft ...
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Song Worksheet: Could You Be Home by Heffron Drive

Song Worksheet: Could You Be Home by Heffron Drive

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This worksheet will be good to use for practising grammar requests 'could you?' This song worksheet has pre-listening, while-listening and after-listening activities. After working with the worksh ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Diagnostic Test Grade 5

Diagnostic Test Grade 5

Diagnistic written test - this test is a way to see what the students remember after summer holidays. It starts with a text with a true/ false exercise and some questions about it. Other contents: ...
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Movie Worksheet: Lost and Found

Movie Worksheet: Lost and Found

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The worksheet features tasks to a 25-minute film adaptation of the children's book Lost and Found. The film is directed by Philip Hunt. There are three tasks in the worksheet: a pre-watching task ...
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Asking Questions Worksheet

Asking Questions Worksheet

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This is a pretty easy worksheet for teaching or revising asking questions and wh- question words at elementary level. There is an easy activity in which students are asked to ask questions fo ...
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Question Words Memory Game

Question Words Memory Game

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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 ...
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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

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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 ...
6 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 ...
2 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
9 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
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 ...
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