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Mingle - tenses and question forms (660)
Suitable as a general higher levels introductions activity also. Ss write short answers for each topic, and in pairs prepare questions. Then mingle to find someone with the same answer
 
 

 



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General English course books (adults)


Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover Global Intermediate Coursebook 
Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 1 Language & Culture  Page 11   Questions review
 

Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover Global Upper Intermediate students' book 
Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 2 Right & Wrong  Page 21   Questions review
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
20a - 20b Record breakers - questions - facts and figures  Page 20 
Info gap How long, how far, how much.
 


 

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worksheets (3)
book references (9)
quiz (2)
audio (1)
notes (1)
 
 
Notes
Notes - question tags (1410)
Detailed notes with links to online activities.
 


Worksheets for auxiliaries - question tags
 
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Question tag dominoes (740)
12-piece dominoes game including trickier examples, Imperative + will you? Let's + shall we?
 
 

 

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Oral practice - question tags (656)
Students complete statements guessing about their partners, then check their guesses by adding a question tag
 
 

 

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Question tags extra practice (22)
Intended as a self-study extra. Students could practise reading the statements aloud and inserting the tags.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for auxiliaries - question tagsPage top ↑
 
 
 

 

Auxiliaries - question tags (693)
Ten-question MC quiz
 
 

 

 

Audio for auxiliaries - question tagsPage top ↑
 
Grammar Challenge - question tags (453)
Short radio BBC radio programme about question tags. MP3download available.
 
 

 


 
Book references for auxiliaries - question tagsPage top ↑
 

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.
 




 

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Worksheets for indirect questions
 
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Indirect questions - notes for reference (634)
Simple reference sheet for the formation of indirect questions
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for indirect questionsPage top ↑
 
Indirect questions (75)
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz (includes some indirect statements).
 
 

 

 

Ordering exercises for indirect questionsPage top ↑
 
Indirect questions 1 (247)
Indirect questions about clothing
 
 

 

Indirect questions 2 (248)
Indirect questions about clothing
 
 

 

Indirect questions 3 (249)
Indirect questions about clothing
 
 

 

Indirect questions 4 (250)
Indirect questions about clothing
 
 

 

Indirect questions 5 (251)
Indirect questions about clothing
 
 

 

Indirect questions 6 (252)
Indirect questions about clothing
 
 

 


 
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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 11 - 12
Listening : interviewing men about self-image and clothes. Bookwork : order words in interviewer's questions. Speaking practice ; error corrections exercise ; pairwork : info-gap type activity on the Beckhams
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 62 
Bookwork : make indirect questions from direct questions (Interview with Madonna) ; match questions and replies.
 

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 11   Grammar: indirect questions
Indirect question exercises following on from listening
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
21 - 22 Indirect questions  Pages 21 - 22
(21) Sentence completion; gap fill for question words. (22)Transformation exercise; concept questions for usage (register)
 




 

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Worksheets for question forms - basic
 
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Error correction - basic questions (653)
Nine simple questions containing errors. Includes yes / no questions, subject / object questions and errors with agreement etc.
 
 

 

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Question formation practice (27)
Cut up grid. Ss make 6 sentences using the words and then ask each other
 
 

 

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Question forms - corrections (492)
Correction slips for basic and common errors in simple personal questions
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for question forms - basicPage top ↑
 
The verbs be and do in questions (1027)
Twelve-questions MC quiz
 
 

 

 

Matching exercises for question forms - basicPage top ↑
 
Personal questions matching exercise (233)
Match the questions and answers by dragging the correct answer with your mouse
 
 

 

 

Ordering exercises for question forms - basicPage top ↑
 
Basic questions exercise 1 (137)
Simple word order exercise for present simple questions
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 


 
Book references for question forms - basicPage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


English Result Pre-Intermediate Student's Book book cover English Result Pre-Intermediate Student's Book 
Mark Hancock   Annie McDonald   
Unit 1 Personal details  Page 11   be and do in questions
 

Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover Global Intermediate Coursebook 
Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 1 Language & Culture  Page 11   Questions review
 

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.
 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 1 Leisure and lifestyle  Pages 8 - 9
Sports quiz: try and answer questions, listen to check results
 

Photocopiable resource books


Elementary Grammar Games book cover Elementary Grammar Games 
Jill Hadfield   
11 - be: yes / no questions  Page 11 
Ss make yes / no questions beginning 'is' or 'are' by adding a word and passing it to the next student.
12 - be: wh- questions  Page 12 
Matching game - beginnings and ends of questions containing the verb 'to be'.
16 - have got: wh- questions  Page 16 
Small groups. Making 'wh' questions from word cards. 'What colour eyes has your mother got?' etc
18 - Is there...? and Are there...?  Page 18 
Pictures. Ss have to ask questions to match lodgers with bedsits.
22 - Present simple: yes / no questions  Page 22 
Ss take a picture and ask their partner a question about it. e.g. (ice-cream picture) 'Do you like ice cream?' + variations / extensions
23 - Present simple: wh- questions  Page 23 
Set of animal pictures Set of answers to questions about the animals. Ss turn over pictures and form appropriate questions; then match to answers. e.g. Pic card: camels. Answer card : to store water S must make question, 'Why do camels have humps?' (or equivalent)
 

Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
7 - Whose  Page 7 
Ss complete questionnaires as follows: ...is a student whose brother... etc.
10 - Crossed lines  Page 10 
Making and answering simple telephone enquiries; getting the wrong number.
28 - The queue  Page 28 
Past simple. Yes / no questions. Ss have to reassemble a queue of people by asking yes / no questions and using information in role cards.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
17 Question forms 1 : basic questions  Pages 95 - 100
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
1a Spotlight on you  Page 1 
Question word and yes/no questions. Ss complete questions from prompts and ask each other
1b Find out  Page 1 
Question word and yes/no questions. Similar to 'Find someone who ' activity.
 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
1a - 1b Who are you?  Page 1 
Chart completion on basic personal information (age, job) etc. with 14 role cards
2a - 2b Talk about routines  Page 2 
Board game with question cards - skeleton prompts
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
2a Family Matters  Page 2 
Mill drill type activity with yes / no questions relating to family
1-4a Find someone who  Pages 1 - 4
Various tenses etc
 




 

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Worksheets for questions - subject - object questions
 
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Subject and object questions (2)
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 (26)
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.
 
 

 


 
Book references for questions - subject - object questionsPage top ↑
 

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
 




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