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Basic question forms

 

The following ESL resources are available for Basic question forms:

 
 
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Error correction - basic questions
Nine simple questions containing errors. Includes yes / no questions, subject / object questions and errors with agreement etc.
 
 

 

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

 

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

 

 
 
 
The verbs be and do in questions (1027)
Twelve-questions MC quiz
 
 

 

 
 
 
Personal questions matching exercise (233)
Match the questions and answers by dragging the correct answer with your mouse
 
 

 

 
 
 
Basic questions exercise 1 (137)
Simple word order exercise for present simple questions
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Gender discrimination at work

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