I'm a biginner teacher of english as a second language.I want to improve my english and to find the adequate way to teach it of course with your help.You know that in my country "algeria" english is asecond foreing language.I want to teach "tag questions" but I find difficulties to do it.please help me.thank you.
I would say that tag questions are short questions coming after a statement. They are used to confirm what was first said, to be sure of something as in the following sentence: you are single, aren't you? If the first sentence is afirmative, the tag question will be a negative; if the first one is negative then the second will be afirmative (she can drive, can't she? - she doesn't speak English, does she?). In sentences that do not have the auxiliary verb, the question is made by using it, like: He studies English, doesn't he? I also explain some special cases to my students as in :
1. Let's talk about business, shall we?
2. the imperative: Give me your hand, will you?
3. I am right, aren't I?
I hope to have helped.