Monday, February 15, 2010

Teaching QUESTIONS and ANSWERS (part 1) ESL

Hi, Guys!,

These days, we are learning how to make questions when we are given the answers. Firstly, we have to pay attention to the verbal form / tense of the answer, and then, we must think off the WH- question. Let me explain, if the answer is: He loves chocolate, the missing word in the question has to be "chocolate", because of that, we use: WHAT to start the English question.

Therefore, we have to bear in mind the WH-Questions in English:

WHAT: What are you doing? I'm studying English.

WHICH: Which is your favourite car? Which one do you prefer?

WHERE: Where does your father work? My father works in a big department store.

WHEN: When did you arrive? Well, we arrived at five.


a) Subject Question: Who broke the ancient vase?

John broke the ancient vase.

It is very easy to make a Sbj.Q., just copy everything from the answer except the Subj., ok?

b) Object Question: Who were you playing tennis with? I was playing tennis with Susan.

WHY: Why do you get up early on Sundays? I get up early on Sundays because I train football.

HOW: How are you? Fine, thank you! / How do you come to school? I come to school by bus.

How old: How old are you? I'm 18 (years old).

How long: How long have you been learning English?

I've been learning English since I was 6.

How long ago:How long ago did you arrive? We arrived three hours ago.

How far: How far is Seville from Madrid? It's 500km far.

How often: How often does Karen tidy her bedroom?
She tidies her bedroom twice a week.

How much: How much does this dress cost? It costs 50$.
How many: How many students are there? There are 150 students in the gym now.

Now let's practise Questions and Answers watching and listening to Real English conversations. Thanks a lot to "Real English". Please, pay attention to the verbal tenses, pronunciation, and so on. ( THERE ARE MORE BLOG ENTRIES OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, EXERCISES AND KEY ANSWERS, TAKE A LOOK!)

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