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If you are looking for worksheets on questions and short answers, you have found the right page. There are 455 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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Welcome Unit Worksheet

Welcome Unit Worksheet

Blanca Aragón
•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
It's never too early to start planning for next year! Matching exercises to revise personal information, months, seasons, colors, and practise asking and answering questions in pairs to activat ...
1 Views 4,736 BegElem
IELTS Topic Vocabulary Lists and Activities

IELTS Topic Vocabulary Lists and Activities

Ben Worthington
IELTS Vocabulary means using a more academic style and word choice (Lexical Resource) when writing your essay. Using Topic Specific Vocabulary, collocations and words from the Academic Word List w ...
1 Views 4,603 Exam
The Black Hole - Sci-fi Short Film

The Black Hole - Sci-fi Short Film

•Questions and Short Answers, , , ,
"The Black Hole" is a clever Sci-fi short film about finding possible/impossible technology in an office and about the moral implications of the character's actions. This worksheet asks students t ...
1 Views 4,952 IntAdvExam
Personal Information Question Sheet

Personal Information Question Sheet

Simone Canal
• » Questions and Short Answers
First part: Easy personal questions for beginners, like "name, surname, age, favorite color...".This activity can be used to introduce themselves and starting a conversation - in pairs or in short ...
1 Views 7,101 BegElem
World Water Day Reading Exercises

World Water Day Reading Exercises

Andrea Paz
•Questions and Short Answers,
Reading about the importance of water. The truth is that we are lucky enough to have clean water whenever we want, but this is not the case for many people around the world. Did you know that arou ...
1 Views 4,465 ElemPre-Int
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Guess My Job

Guess My Job

Khatuna Tavartkiladze
•Questions and Short Answers,
Students take turns. Each student take a card with a job on it. The rest of the students have to ask yes and no questions and guess what the job is. For example, 'is your job stressful? Do you sp ...
1 Views 9,182 ElemPre-Int
Weather Table Conversation Activity

Weather Table Conversation Activity

Roman Gabryś
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
The worksheet consists of a table where students should ask one another questions about the weather in a corresponding country. Great for developing speaking skills and teaching weather-related vo ...
1 Views 6,387 BegElem
Phrasal Verbs, Negatives, Questions, Tag Questions, Have/Has (5 of 24)

Phrasal Verbs, Negatives, Questions, Tag Questions, Have/Has (5 of 24)

Michael Patrick
•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
Lesson 5 in this 24 part series of English as a second language course designed for native Spanish speakers. Phrasal verbs are more important than you may realize. Do you know how many different ...
1 Views 8,059 Pre-IntInt
Simple Present, Auxilaries, Interview, Object Pronouns (4 of 24)

Simple Present, Auxilaries, Interview, Object Pronouns (4 of 24)

Michael Patrick
•, Questions and Short Answers, ,
Lesson 4 of this 24 part series in intermediate English as a second language designed exclusively for native Spanish speakers. Simple present phrases help students identify this tense. Also incl ...
1 Views 6,909 Pre-IntInt
Christmas Trivia Video & Worksheet

Christmas Trivia Video & Worksheet

Jeff Genet
•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
This super fun worksheet is linked with a YouTube video that contains Christmas/winter/holiday themed questions. A great warm up and way to get your students into the holiday season, build and rev ...
2 Views 10,635 All
Reading Comprehension - River Thames

Reading Comprehension - River Thames

KS2 Reading Comprehension - The River Thames.  This reading comprehension includes some interesting information about the River Thames. Students must read the text and answer the accompanyin ...
1 Views 23,165 Elem
Wh- Words Slideshow Presentation

Wh- Words Slideshow Presentation

Natalia
• » Questions and Short Answers
This is a PowerPoint presentation to introduce wh- words. The meaning and function of the wh- words are included together with examples in each slide and a song at the end. I use this with my begi ...
1 Views 7,170 BegElem
Let's Start a Conversation Student Speaking Activity

Let's Start a Conversation Student Speaking Activity

Taz
•Questions and Short Answers,
It could work as a warmer or even as a whole lesson - it's up to you and your students' needs. Have students sit in a circle and distribute cards with different topics ( food - jobs - free time ac ...
1 Views 12,192 Pre-IntIntAdv
A Trip to the Hospital - Picture-Based Sequencing Activity

A Trip to the Hospital - Picture-Based Sequencing Activity

Jeff Genet
•, Questions and Short Answers, ,
An awesome collaborative or individual exercise to practice writing, speaking, sequencing, storytelling, follow up questions and much more! Use the images as prompts to tell a story. Brainstorm vo ...
1 Views 13,774 All
Alien Cultures Game - Modified Version

Alien Cultures Game - Modified Version

Lee
A prettified version of @dnisbet's work at: https://busyteacher.org/23947-alien-cultures-game.html This is the intermediate template. Based on Susan Verner's article, https://busyteacher.org/17 ...
2 Views 6,138 Pre-IntIntAdv
Moon Face - Jack London (Literature - Immersive Reading)

Moon Face - Jack London (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
"Moon-Face" is a short story by Jack London, first published in 1906. It explores the subject of extreme antipathy.   RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES include:• Character Analysis• Matc ...
1 Views 5,326 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
A nightingale overhears a student complaining that the professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden ...
1 Views 4,852 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late "Hap ...
1 Views 6,160 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
The Selfish Giant owns a beautiful garden which has 12 peach trees and lovely fragrant flowers, in which children love to play after returning from the school. On the giant's return from seven yea ...
1 Views 5,236 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe

The Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"Hop-Frog" (originally "Hop-Frog; Or, the Eight Chained Ourangoutangs") is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The title character, a person with dwarfism ta ...
1 Views 4,499 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It ...
1 Views 5,703 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy" (1842), is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a d ...
1 Views 4,556 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"Annabel Lee" is the last complete poem composed by American author Edgar Allan Poe. Like many of Poe's poems, it explores the theme of the death of a beautiful woman. The narrator, who fell in lo ...
1 Views 4,447 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
How + Adjective Questions

How + Adjective Questions

Maedeh Torabi
•, Questions and Short Answers
This file helps teachers to review different type of how questions. In first slide some adjectives have been shown that students can use for making questions in other slides. Teachers can show the ...
1 Views 8,177 ElemPre-Int
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while descr ...
1 Views 10,071 Pre-IntIntAdvExam

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