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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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Introduction Cards

Introduction Cards

•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
  This worksheet contains 16 cards which you can use whenever your students are practicing how to introduce themselves and giving personal information. You need to cut them out and give on ...
1 Views 299 BegElem
Question Words

Question Words

Ba Nguyen
• » Questions and Short Answers
  This sheet is for practicing question words in English. Students make a sentence with the underlined words or phrases. Reading the sentences out loud helps with learning how to make an i ...
1 Views 843 Pre-Int
My Family Worksheet – Music Video Lesson for Children

My Family Worksheet – Music Video Lesson for Children

BusyTeacher Contributor
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
  This worksheet is used with a fun, pop music video to get students singing and dancing in English. It also includes fast finisher activities for those students who tend to whizz through ...
1 Views 1,311 Beg
Tag Questions

Tag Questions

•Questions and Short Answers,
  What are 'Tag questions'? (Or 'Question Tags'). How can we use them? This resource contains grammatical explanations with the proper use of ‘Tag questions’. It includes examp ...
1 Views 2,610 IntAdv
Asking Information Question Formation Exercise

Asking Information Question Formation Exercise

Fernando Crespo
• » Questions and Short Answers
  This worksheet helps students practice forming and asking information (or Wh-) questions. The set of sentences has underlined words to provide the information to answer the questions &nb ...
1 Views 3,136 Elem
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Mr. Popper's Penguins – Movie

Mr. Popper's Penguins – Movie

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  Mr. Popper's Penguins is a comedy with penguins doing silly things which are fun to watch. On this worksheet the class watches a few scenes in the movie, beginning and ending with design ...
1 Views 2,748 ElemPre-IntInt
Reader – Language about color and fruit

Reader – Language about color and fruit

Helen Close
  This simple reader/worksheet booklet is for complete beginners with little or no English. Colors are introduced as well as simple sentence structures. It can be used by teachers who have ...
1 Views 3,312 Beg
1 Hour Worksheet for Adult English Learners

1 Hour Worksheet for Adult English Learners

RobbieEnglishTeacher
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
  This 1-hour lesson for adult learners is centered on the topic of Diet & Fitness. It covers reading, speaking, listening, vocabulary, writing and comprehension. It also includes acti ...
1 Views 9,624 Pre-IntIntAdv
Everyday Instructions – How do I ask?

Everyday Instructions – How do I ask?

Helen
  This A5 booklet for adult beginners and elementary students is about helping to make appointments or phone emergency numbers. Instructional, it can be used for role-playing, with student ...
1 Views 7,971 BegElemPre-Int
Task Cards to Get Talking

Task Cards to Get Talking

•Questions and Short Answers,
  This worksheet has cut-out pieces with easy questions for students to practise speaking. It includes various verb forms: have got, to be, Present Simple, Past Simple, Present Perfect and ...
1 Views 3,725 ElemPre-Int
Beginners' Reader

Beginners' Reader

Helen Close
•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
  This useful reader/worksheet is for very beginners both young and old who have absolutely no English. Print it as an A5 booklet and teach with the words, pictures and your actions a ...
1 Views 2,640 Beg
Guess My Job

Guess My Job

Khatuna Tavartkiladze
•Questions and Short Answers,
  Students take turns by taking 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. Students can discuss the aspects ...
1 Views 23,360 ElemPre-Int

"Did You Use To?" + 10 Vocabulary For Adult Learners

RobbieEnglishTeacher
30-50 Minute Speaking Lesson! Great for adult learners to: - Speak using 'Did you use to ... ?' - Learn 10 common vocabulary/expressions Lesson Includes 4 Parts: 1. Interview teacher as a class ...
1 Views 22,291 ElemPre-IntInt
Greetings & How Are You for ESL Beginners

Greetings & How Are You for ESL Beginners

Ewane
• » Questions and Short Answers
Greetings & How Are You for Beginners. This worksheet is a PowerPoint presentation to help young beginners to learn how to introduce themselves in the English language, how to greet, and how ...
1 Views 7,990 BegElem
What Is A Solid? (Science Resource)

What Is A Solid? (Science Resource)

•Questions and Short Answers, ,
Solids are one of the three common states of matter. They are known for having tightly packed molecules which are held together by strong bonds. This resource includes some interesting facts abou ...
1 Views 3,285 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - Facts About Koalas

Reading Comprehension - Facts About Koalas

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This reading comprehension includes a short piece of text with some interesting facts about koalas. Students read through the text and then answer the questions that follow. Some of the question ...
1 Views 9,740 Elem
Corona Conversations: A Better You

Corona Conversations: A Better You

Pocket Passport
A conversation and lesson about getting in shape while stuck inside. A YouTube video with vocabulary, expressions and conversation starters to talk about the current global pandemic. Being produc ...
2 Views 16,388 All
Hope & Optimism in a Global Pandemic

Hope & Optimism in a Global Pandemic

Pocket Passport
•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
There are a lot of reasons to be down with all the bad news during the current global pandemic, but this lesson will have your students talking about positive things in no time. Teach vocabulary ...
1 Views 10,353 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Biography - Rosa Parks

Biography - Rosa Parks

Celebrate Rosa Parks' birthday with this biography report form all about this inspirational lady. Why was Rosa Parks arrested? How did President Clinton honour Rosa Parks? Students are asked to c ...
1 Views 14,583 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - The Universe

Reading Comprehension - The Universe

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All the planets and stars in the sky, the entire solar system, milky way and galaxies are all part of the universe. Students learn some interesting facts about the universe with this printable sc ...
2 Views 18,295 ElemPre-Int
ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS | Topic: Physical Beauty

ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS | Topic: Physical Beauty

Robbie - EnglishTeacher
Don't stress about lesson preparation! My 1 HOUR lessons use short English TV video clips and cover speaking, listening, vocabulary and comprehension. Download the lesson for classroom use. All ...
1 Views 36,894 Pre-IntIntAdv
Conversation

Conversation "About Me" Worksheet

Elisa
•, Questions and Short Answers, ,
  Conversation lesson "all about me" inspires students to talk about themselves and practice WH words. This worksheet is suitable for a conversation class.
1 Views 17,492 Pre-Int
ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS

ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS

Robbie - EnglishTeacher
   Don't stress about lesson preparation! My 1 HOUR lessons use short English TV video clips and cover speaking, listening, vocabulary and comprehension. Download the lesson for cl ...
1 Views 29,956 Pre-IntIntAdv
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 15,090 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 10,216 Exam

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