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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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"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 7,600 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 3,288 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 2,275 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 6,132 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 13,503 All
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Hope & Optimism in a Global Pandemic

Hope & Optimism in a Global Pandemic

Pocket Passport
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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 7,681 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 12,450 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - The Universe

Reading Comprehension - The Universe

•Questions and Short Answers, , ,
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 15,836 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 30,421 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 15,925 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 25,116 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 13,670 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 8,741 Exam
The Black Hole - Sci-fi Short Film

The Black Hole - Sci-fi Short Film

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"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 8,174 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 17,736 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 6,354 ElemPre-Int
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 17,302 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 10,383 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
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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 12,696 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 10,114 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 16,455 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 33,455 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 8,738 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 14,073 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 18,052 All

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