We can use question tags to check something we believe to be true.
I am fairly sure his name is David but I'm not 100 per cent certain:Your name's David, isn't it?I think he likes fish but I'm not absolutely sure:You like fish, don't you?I don't think he's coming to the meeting:Read more
The following ESL resources are available for Question tags:
12-piece dominoes game including trickier examples, Imperative + will you? Let's + shall we?
Students complete statements guessing about their partners, then check their guesses by adding a question tag
Intended as a self-study extra.
Students could practise reading the statements aloud and inserting the tags.
General English course books (adults)
Unit 1 Images Pages 6 - 7Short listening (T 02) + analysis; gap-type exercises.
Peter Moore Sarah Cunningham
Module 1 Past and present Pages 14 - 15 Uses of auxiliaries Audio dialogue + script for analysis of various uses of auxiliaries: emphases, short answers, queston tags, expressing interest.
Unit 1 Impressions Page 7 Grammar and pronunciation Intonation for question tags; practice
Unit 1 Impressions Page 7 Speaking: anecdote Students talk about a person who made a big impression on them
Photocopiable resource books
30 - Group opinions Page 86 (1) Ss interview each other on a list of topics using question tags - 'You don't trust politicians, do you?' etc.
(2) Report findings using 'most of us', 'some of us' etc.
Speaking / listening skills books
General English adult course resource packs
5 Are you in tune? Page 5 Questionnaire activity intended to practice tag questions. Personal questions about music.
1b I know you, don't I? Page 1 Ss makes a guess about their partner's lifestyle (list of prompts), then check if they are right using a question tag.