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Question tags

 

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:

 
 
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Question tag dominoes
12-piece dominoes game including trickier examples, Imperative + will you? Let's + shall we?
 
 

 

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Oral practice - question tags
Students complete statements guessing about their partners, then check their guesses by adding a question tag
 
 

 

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Question tags extra practice
Intended as a self-study extra. Students could practise reading the statements aloud and inserting the tags.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Question tags quiz (693)
Ten-question MC quiz
 
 

 

 
Audio
 
 
Grammar Challenge - question tags (453)
Short radio BBC radio programme about question tags. MP3download available.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 1 Images  Pages 6 - 7
Short listening (T 02) + analysis; gap-type exercises.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

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.
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
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

Grammar Games and Activities 1 book cover 

Grammar Games and Activities 1 

Peter Watcyn-Jones   
 
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.
 
 
Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 

Colin Granger   John Plumb   
 
Connections 2 page 21  Page 21 
Match utterances with 'So do I', 'Do you' etc.
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover 

Real Listening & Speaking 3 

Miles Craven   
 
Unit 1 How are things?  Page 12 
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
 
5 Are you in tune?  Page 5 
Questionnaire activity intended to practice tag questions. Personal questions about music.
 
 
Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
 
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.
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
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