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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 344 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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Questions through Songs Reloaded

Questions through Songs Reloaded

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I'm sharing a second version of this simple and yet effective activity to practice question forms. As in the previous version, students will have the chance to to work on word order, listen to son ...
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Useful Sentences

Useful Sentences

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This worksheet helps you to teach some useful sentecences to new student (basic ESL students).You can use this to introduce some sentences that students will always use during the class. Here you ...
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Simple Questions For Beginner and Elementary Levels Worksheet

Simple Questions For Beginner and Elementary Levels Worksheet

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This is a beginner/elementary level worksheet that reviews simple yes/no question structure for third person simple present with this/that/it. It includes vocabulary check of several objects that ...
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Simple Present Interview

Simple Present Interview

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This worksheet is a simple but useful interview that can be used to review simple present. Sts have to use the clues to make complete and correct sentences using the structure. They can work in pa ...
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Peter's Favourite Things

Peter's Favourite Things

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The transition from present simple to past simple is made easier in a way that children can relate to. Using simple, everyday activities in a child-friendly format, this worksheet is suitable for ...
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Hospitality English Worksheet 1

Hospitality English Worksheet 1

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I had to train Hospitality English to a mixed group of about 10 students, some high level English, some very low and a few in the middle. To keep them  all challenged and engaged, I gave them ...
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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Simple board game to practice elementary wh-questions such as "What's your name? How old are you? Where are you from" and yes/no questions with 'be'. The students are supposed to put the sentence ...
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Questions through Songs

Questions through Songs

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A simple exercise to work on question forms. Students will order the words to make some questions. After that, they will listen in order to check whether they were right or not. This way they ...
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Asking Questions

Asking Questions

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Practice asking questions with your students. In this worksheet there is an information about four people. Working in pairs your students will practice asking and answering questions. Can be used ...
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Press-conference with Angelina Jolie

Press-conference with Angelina Jolie

This is a role-play worksheet: a press-conference with Angelina Jolie. The main purpose of this activity is a) revising question formation in present simple, past simple, present perfect (for the ...
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Past Simple Questions with 'Did You…?'

Past Simple Questions with 'Did You…?'

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This worksheet is for low level adult or teenage students to practise talking about past daily habits. Students mingle to find out who the sentences belong to using past simple questions with 'Did ...
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Wh-Questions Elementary Worksheet

Wh-Questions Elementary Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for teaching or revising wh-questions at elementary level. There are 4 different and easy activities in which students are asked to complete the sentences according to the ...
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Present Simple Questions with 'Do You…?'

Present Simple Questions with 'Do You…?'

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This worksheet is for low level adult students to practise talking about their free time activities and when they do them. Additionally, mingling to find the students to whom the sentences belong ...
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Test Your Kids

Test Your Kids

Brief test to check some grammar points of your elementary students. Personal information questions in a club or a spa situation, colours, animals, the weather, cardinal numbers up to 100. Multipl ...
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Questions with Wh-words - Interview

Questions with Wh-words - Interview

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This worksheet practices forming questions with appropriate question words. It contains 4 different exercises: a matching exercise, blank filling, finding suitable questions for given key words an ...
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Clothing Battleships

Clothing Battleships

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Ss have to ask : what are you wearing? Are you wearing ..... and ........? to find the ship. Page has two boards, one for the ss and one for the partner so they can mark where they have asked. I u ...
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Reasoning Worksheet - What's the Question? (5)

Reasoning Worksheet - What's the Question? (5)

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Critical thinking - this reasoning worksheet was created for primary/elementary pupils. Students must read the answers and think of appropriate questions for each one. There are 9 answers on this ...
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Reasoning Worksheet - What's the Question? (4)

Reasoning Worksheet - What's the Question? (4)

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Critical thinking - this reasoning worksheet was created for primary/elementary pupils. Students must read the answers and think of appropriate questions for each one. There are 9 answers on this ...
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Reasoning Worksheet - What's the Question? (3)

Reasoning Worksheet - What's the Question? (3)

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Critical thinking - this reasoning worksheet was created for primary/elementary pupils. Students must read the answers and think of appropriate questions for each one. There are 9 answers on this ...
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Reasoning Worksheet - What's the Question? (2)

Reasoning Worksheet - What's the Question? (2)

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Critical thinking - this reasoning worksheet was created for primary/elementary pupils. Students must read the answers and think of appropriate questions for each one. There are 9 answers on this ...
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Reasoning Worksheet - Critical Thinking (1)

Reasoning Worksheet - Critical Thinking (1)

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Critical thinking - this reasoning worksheet was created for primary/elementary pupils. Students must read the answers and think of appropriate questions for each one. There are 9 answers on this ...
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KET Speaking Task Information Gap

KET Speaking Task Information Gap

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These are six speaking information gap tasks on the topic of leisure and entertainment. I made them to give my KET for Schools students more experience making and answering questions. You can cut ...
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Find Someone Who (Past Tenses)

Find Someone Who (Past Tenses)

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This is a typical "Find someone who" activity (seventeen tasks to find someone who has a dog, been to Cusco, won a prize, , focusing on present and past, "to have" as auxialliary verb and for desc ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Welcome Back Cards 4th Year

Welcome Back Cards 4th Year

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This is a nice activity for students of 4th year primary school to colour and complete about themselves on the first day of school. Teachers may change questions according to students' knowle ...
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Greeting Activities (with Glossary for Spanish Speakers)

Greeting Activities (with Glossary for Spanish Speakers)

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This worksheet contains: Fill in the blanks activity with vocabulary about greetings. Pictures to recognize different times of the day. Activity to order sentences (personal questio ...
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