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Subject and object questions


The following ESL resources are available for Subject and object questions:

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Subject and object questions
Intended as an alternative to exercises 4 & 5, pp 6 - 7 (Inside Out Intermediate student's book) using HK-recognizable famous people, this is standalone material for this language point.


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General knowledge quiz
Statements that students use to make general knowledge questions for opposing teams. Many require subject questions e.g. J K Rowling wrote the Harry Potter books. Includes HK-related questions.



General English course books (adults)

Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover 

Global Intermediate Coursebook 

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 1 Language & Culture  Page 12   Subject / object questions
Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 1 Friends  Pages 5 - 7
(1) Interview with Jade Jagger. Ss read answers and make questions. (2) Subject and object questions about celebrities. (3) Questions ending in prepositions. (4) General knowledge Os and Xs game.

Photocopiable resource books

Advanced Communication Games book cover 

Advanced Communication Games 

Jill Hadfield   
1 Prove it!  Page 1 
Each student has a list of questions that s/he has to prove or disprove by walking around the room asking questions. (e.g. 'Everyone enjoys dancing')
2 Who killed Robbin Koch?  Page 2 
Complex murder solving role-play (16 role cards) in which participants need to ask each other questions to piece together events in the dead persons life.
Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover 

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 

Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
68 - 69 Subject and object questions  Pages 68 - 69

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
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)