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If you are looking for worksheets on questions and short answers, you have found the right page. There are 453 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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NICE TO MEET YOU! (Find someone who...)

NICE TO MEET YOU! (Find someone who...)

Iván Jaramillo
•Questions and Short Answers,
This is a mingle activity for a group of up to 15 students (last 3 cards can be taken out without any change in the activity). Students' cards include personal information such as name, nationaity ...
1 Views 1,862 ElemInt
Wh-Question Words Cootie Catcher

Wh-Question Words Cootie Catcher

David Bird
• » Questions and Short Answers
To make question words a bit more fun in class, I designed this cootie catcher for the kids to fold and play with. First they select the color, then the number, and then the number again. When the ...
4 Views 3,145 Pre-Int
Simple Tenses Conversation Questions

Simple Tenses Conversation Questions

Murilo Camarini
•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
This is a list of several questions designed to help teach verb tenses. The questions are divided into Simple Present, Simple Past, and Simple Future. This worksheet also contains a bunch of Mixed ...
6 Views 11,037 Pre-IntInt
WH Questions: Who? What?

WH Questions: Who? What?

•Questions and Short Answers,
Who did that? What did you say? Many questions begin with the words "who" and "what." Read each question and choose the correct answer. Once you have answered all of the questions, try coming up w ...
3 Views 5,568 Int
Nemo Quartet Cards - Practicing Adjectives

Nemo Quartet Cards - Practicing Adjectives

S.I.
•, Questions and Short Answers,
This quartet card game is based on the movie Finding Nemo. The aim of the game is for students to collect four of a kind. I designed the game to practice personality adjectives. The adjective abov ...
1 Views 5,803 BegElem
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Questions and Answers Board Game

Questions and Answers Board Game

Jéssica Rodrigues
•Questions and Short Answers,
I developed this worksheet as a review for my elementary students of New English File. It's a board game in which they must ask and answer some questions. You can use it as a pair work or a group ...
8 Views 5,567 BegElem
Do I Have To? (Chores, Responsible For and Have to/Has To)

Do I Have To? (Chores, Responsible For and Have to/Has To)

suhedabektas
•, , Questions and Short Answers
This worksheet includes fill in the blanks activity with a wordcloud which is about household chores. Also, it provides a sentence level activity, in that part learners use 'have to/has to' and 'r ...
5 Views 5,047 Pre-Int
Present Simple Questions and Short Answers

Present Simple Questions and Short Answers

Rania Foka
•Questions and Short Answers,
This worksheet has been created in order to facilitate elementary young learners practice the question and short negation of the verb 'like' in the present simple tense. Illustrations can be helpf ...
2 Views 5,845 Elem
Helping the Environment

Helping the Environment

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school children. Students are asked questions that are all about helping our environment. There are 10 questions for students to answer. E.g., wha ...
8 Views 7,730 Elem
Battleship Do You...? Daily Activities Time Tiger 3 Unit 5

Battleship Do You...? Daily Activities Time Tiger 3 Unit 5

Magdalena
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
This worksheet helps students to practise time expressions, daily activities and 'do you...?' structure with short answers. It's easy to use- just print it 4 times, two pages for each student ...
9 Views 5,158 ElemPre-Int
Question War

Question War

BusyTeacher Contributor
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
A question-based, competitive activity where students can't say anything that is not a question. They will be able to practice the structure of a question, their creativity, and their fast-thinkin ...
7 Views 14,049 Pre-Int
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 ...
9 Views 8,745 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 ...
4 Views 7,534 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 ...
12 Views 20,773 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 ...
11 Views 9,713 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 ...
4 Views 25,882 Elem
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: ...
9 Views 8,769 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, ...
11 Views 46,933 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 ...
15 Views 16,208 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 ...
4 Views 15,470 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/ ...
2 Views 10,066 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 ...
4 Views 7,994 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 11,942 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 11,115 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 ...
9 Views 6,974 BegElemPre-Int

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