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S.7.5 - Familiarity with questioning techniques

Beginner Level: Common Questions

Average: 3.1 (16 votes)

Can you remember how to ask these questions? In each question there is one missing word. For example:

"___is your favourite teacher?"

The missing word is who.

Only use one word for each question and use the present simple.

If you have time, tell us your answers to these questions!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Wh questions review

Average: 3.9 (33 votes)

English learners sometimes find the structure of asking questions quite difficult to understand.

Here we review the use of interrogative words (also known as wh-words). These are questions which cannot be answered with "yes" or "no" e.g. "What is your name?"

These ten questions are based on common mistakes I've heard English students make.

Use Wh- Questions for information

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

Wh- Questions are a good way to find out more information because they cannot be answered with 'yes' or 'no'.

Let's practice using wh- question words to make questions. Choose the best word for each question.

When? = Time

Where? = Place

Who? = Person

Why? = Reason

How? = Manner (way/amount)

What? = Object

Which = Choice

The different uses of like

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

In English, the word like is flexible and has many uses. Can you tell the difference in meaning when it is used in a variety of questions?

Match these answers to the questions below. Don't type in the whole answer, only use the letters shown.

Polite requests: Match the question to the answer

Average: 4 (16 votes)

Match these ten answers to the requests. Type in the letter, do not type in the whole sentence.

Question Words - Elementary Level

Average: 3.3 (9 votes)

Question words include what, where, when, why, which, who, whose and how.

Complete the sentences with the correct question words. Some questions need two words.

Did you make any mistakes? Who got 10/10?

Link: Present simple vs Present Continuous - Elementary Level

Choose the missing word

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

Here's a list of ten questions. Each question is missing one word. Choose the correct missing words and when you have finished give your own answers to the questions by leaving a comment.

I think today's activity is good for Intermediate level students. Who can get 10/10?

What's the Best Question?

What's the best question?

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)

Here's another chance to make sure you know how to correctly form questions. All you have to do is choose the correct question for each given answer. We had a similar exercise last month called ' Which question is best?' - when lots of you said you got 10/10. Can you get them all right again. Let us know how you did.

Which question is best?

Average: 3.5 (8 votes)

I have an Intermediate level exercise for you today. Which questions are the best match for the answers? I don't think these questions are too difficult as long as you read all the questions carefully.

Let me know how you did. Who got 10 /10? Also, tell me which questions you find confusing and myself, or another helpful user, will explain the solution. Let's help each other out as much as we can. If you can explain  another person's problem, do it!

Go team!!

Questions and Answers Match

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

Take a look at the following eight answers and decide which questions are the best match.

Link: Question and Answer Match