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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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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 10,859 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 5,630 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 9,387 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 8,630 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 4,788 Pre-IntIntAdv
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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 3,974 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 3,719 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 4,818 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 3,964 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 3,692 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 4,627 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 3,680 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 3,681 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 5,620 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 7,312 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe

The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Oval Portrait" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe involving the disturbing circumstances surrounding a portrait in a chateau. It is one of his shortest stories, filling only two pages in its ...
1 Views 5,556 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Lawyer and the Ghost - Charles Dickens (Immersive Reading)

The Lawyer and the Ghost - Charles Dickens (Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
These exercises are based on our Charles Dickens Collection, one of our of Immersive Reading AppBooks. RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES include: • Character Analysis • Matching Exercise ...
2 Views 5,373 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Black Cat" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, ...
1 Views 7,490 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia Chapter 3 (Immersive Reading)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia Chapter 3 (Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
•Questions and Short Answers, ,
Sherlock Holmes is a literary creation that transcends his epoch and even his creator, existing as a legend in the minds of everyone, even those who have not even read any of Arthur Conan Doyle&l ...
1 Views 7,100 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Interview With A Biker Reading And Speaking

Interview With A Biker Reading And Speaking

•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
This is a short text adapted from a blog presenting an interview in reported speech. I have created questions to help students understand the text and also help them prepare for a role play. There ...
1 Views 8,651 ElemPre-Int
Adverbs of Frequency Ladder Game

Adverbs of Frequency Ladder Game

SI
•, Questions and Short Answers,
Practice using adverbs of frequency with this game. This is a game for two. You will need a token each. Game rules: 1. Place your tokens at the bottom of the ladder. 2. In turns, ask each oth ...
1 Views 10,830 ElemPre-IntInt
100 Would You Rather Questions

100 Would You Rather Questions

primarylearning
Discussions with young students can open up a road into a world of imagination and information. Students can be surprisingly informed about the world around them. At the same time, what they don&r ...
1 Views 12,729 Elem
Forming Questions (intermediate)

Forming Questions (intermediate)

Judy Kramer
• » Questions and Short Answers
After teaching question forms, this worksheet approaches the subject from a different angle - they get the answers and have to form the questions! This is a more creative way of teaching, so be pr ...
1 Views 8,194 Pre-IntInt
Christmas Ghosts - Charles Dickens (Literature - Immersive Reading)

Christmas Ghosts - Charles Dickens (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
Complete activities related to Charles Dickens' Christmas Ghosts. RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES include: • Character Analysis • Matching Exercise • Quizzes • Glossary &bul ...
3 Views 9,564 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Likes and Dislikes Conversation Activity

Likes and Dislikes Conversation Activity

Maria Botina
In this activity, students pair up. Each student receives a list of different items and asks his/her partner "Do you like (insert item from list)?" If the partner says "yes," the student colors in ...
7 Views 19,487 BegElem

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