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If you are looking for worksheets on questions and short answers, you have found the right page. There are 442 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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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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Small Talk vs. Meaningful Conversation

Small Talk vs. Meaningful Conversation

Candice Soldatelli
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 ...
6 Views 2,612 IntAdv
The Questions Board Game

The Questions Board Game

•Questions and Short Answers,
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 ...
2 Views 2,472 ElemPre-Int
Like and Don't Like - Speaking Activity

Like and Don't Like - Speaking Activity

Cristian Alexander
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
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 ...
9 Views 10,944 BegElem
Present Simple Interview PPT

Present Simple Interview PPT

•Questions and Short Answers,
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 ...
10 Views 6,659 BegElem
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 ...
3 Views 16,127 Elem
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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: ...
5 Views 5,754 Pre-IntIntAdv
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, ...
7 Views 30,013 ElemPre-Int
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 ...
11 Views 12,773 Elem
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 ...
3 Views 11,625 BegElem
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/ ...
1 Views 7,430 Pre-Int
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 ...
3 Views 5,659 ElemPre-Int
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.. ...
10 Views 9,679 Pre-IntIntAdv
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 ...
5 Views 9,143 Elem
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 ...
8 Views 5,014 BegElemPre-Int
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 - ...
6 Views 18,092 BegElemPre-Int
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 ...
6 Views 17,280 ElemPre-Int
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 ...
8 Views 14,094 Elem
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 ...
4 Views 5,237 Elem
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, ...
6 Views 11,484 Int
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 ...
2 Views 4,325 Pre-IntIntAdv
Question Words

Question Words

ahmed abdel baset
•Questions and Short Answers,
Question words practice exercises.
7 Views 11,917 All
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 ...
1 Views 5,377 Elem
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 ...
7 Views 10,605 Elem
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 ...
5 Views 10,203 Elem
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 ...
1 Views 5,620 ElemPre-Int

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