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439 FREE Questions and Short Answers Worksheets

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If you are looking for worksheets on questions and short answers, you have found the right page. There are 439 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.
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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Find Someone Who...(2)

Find Someone Who...(2)

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 ...
Views 1,764 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Friends ( Learning English)

Movie Worksheet: Friends ( Learning English)

SSEcoach.com
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
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: ...
Views 3,389 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Face to Face Game

Face to Face Game

Anna Luara
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, ...
Views 15,953 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: How Deep Is Your Love?

Song Worksheet: How Deep Is Your Love?

•, Questions and Short Answers,
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 ...
Views 9,774 Elementary
Weather and Seasons Vocabulary

Weather and Seasons Vocabulary

•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
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 ...
Views 9,801 Complete BeginnerElementary
Personal Information

Personal Information

Soledad Moreno
•Questions and Short Answers,
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/ ...
Views 5,873 Pre-Intermediate
Places in Town

Places in Town

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 ...
Views 4,529 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Police Lineup - Describing People - Speaking

Police Lineup - Describing People - Speaking

Jake M
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
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.. ...
Views 8,339 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Find Someone Who ...

Find Someone Who ...

BusyTeacher Contributor
•, Questions and Short Answers, ,
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 ...
Views 8,060 Elementary
How Many Are There? PPT

How Many Are There? PPT

Lorna Doctor
•, Questions and Short Answers,
Powerpoint for beginner and young learners. Students can count the objects in the picture before the answer is displayed. Key phrases: How many _____ are there? There are # ____s.  Numbe ...
Views 4,231 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Fake Identity Cards

Fake Identity Cards

I have created these fake identity cards for my class. I think it's a good practice on forming and answering basic questions. Instructions: cut out the cards - you'll have two sets of cards - ...
Views 15,348 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Question and Answer - Getting to Know You

Question and Answer - Getting to Know You

Jeremy
•Questions and Short Answers,
Question words are listed in a box at the top of the page but encourage students to look there only when necessary. Great getting to know you task as it allows the student to complete the que ...
Views 14,693 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Mickey Mouse - Reading Comprehension

Mickey Mouse - Reading Comprehension

•Questions and Short Answers, ,
This short reading comprehension includes some facts about the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse. Who created the voice of Mickey Mouse? What is the name of Mickey's dog? Mickey's birthday is ...
Views 12,276 Elementary
Research Activity - Guy Fawkes

Research Activity - Guy Fawkes

•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
When was Guy Fawkes born? What was Guy Fawkes famous for? What was his occupation? This research activity asks kids to find out some information about Guy Fawkes and include their research in the ...
Views 4,361 Elementary
Clothes for Weather

Clothes for Weather

Rita Mucha
•Questions and Short Answers,
Describing different clothes for different weather conditions. Easy worksheet. Elicit clothes words. Fill in sentences and then do the questions. The last part can be done as a speaking activity, ...
Views 10,540 Intermediate
What's Your Story? (What A Life Variant)

What's Your Story? (What A Life Variant)

•Questions and Short Answers,
A simple discussion activity, similar to the popular worksheet, "What a life". The teacher makes up a strange story about him/herself, and then asks for questions. Then the students take turns at ...
Views 3,815 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Question Words

Question Words

ahmed abdel baset
•Questions and Short Answers,
Question words practice exercises.
Views 10,928 All levels
Have You Got Letter M?

Have You Got Letter M?

Victoria Pahomova
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
This mingling activity might be used as a warm-up for primary students at the elementary level. It lets them revise the spelling, practise "have you got" construction and short answers to it. The ...
Views 4,949 Elementary
Find Someone Who

Find Someone Who

sarahyin
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
It's designed to get students to practice different grammar structures so that their communication skills can be enhanced. It works with any size classes and you can have different follow-up ...
Views 10,036 Elementary
Back to School - All about Me (2)

Back to School - All about Me (2)

This is great for teachers to hand out at the beginning of class so they can learn a little bit about their new students. Students are asked to answer some questions about themselves and then draw ...
Views 8,790 Elementary
Interrogation Cards (Law Enforcement Purposes)

Interrogation Cards (Law Enforcement Purposes)

•Questions and Short Answers,
A murder was committed at a multinational company. Police interrogate a suspect, who was a colleague of the victim. In this exercise, jumble the questions and answers and let students match t ...
Views 4,909 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
How Old Is She/He? What's His/Her Name? For Kids

How Old Is She/He? What's His/Her Name? For Kids

•, Questions and Short Answers,
This is a worksheet for kids to practice his/her and the question How old is she / he? There are at least 3 activities to use with it: the teacher can use it only as a speaking activity and a memo ...
Views 9,059 Complete Beginner
Systematisation and Exercises to Practise Whose, Interrogative Pronouns

Systematisation and Exercises to Practise Whose, Interrogative Pronouns

Mariana Ledesma
•, Questions and Short Answers
A practical and attractive worksheet to make your students understand and practise the structure 'whose... is (this)?', so useful in our everyday language. This piece of work has had a positive re ...
Views 6,311 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
All Tenses Discussions

All Tenses Discussions

•Questions and Short Answers, ,
This worksheet contains questions to practise, and hopefully understand better, all the present, past and future tenses. It is fully editable, so you are free to add more questions if you want. Al ...
Views 15,163 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateExam Level
Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Present Perfect vs Past Simple

•Questions and Short Answers, ,
This power-point presentation is helpful to teach present perfect vs past simple and also present perfect with for and since and make questions with how long. It's appropriate for pre-intermediate ...
Views 13,178 Pre-Intermediate

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