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Question types

There are a number of different types of question used in English, including the following

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How to teach question formation

Tips on presenting and practising making questions in English, including wh- questions, yes/ no questions, subject questions and indirect questions/ embedded questions

How to teach subject questions

Teaching tips and classroom activities for wh word + main verb questions, including subject question games.

How to teach indirect questions

Embedded questions games and teaching tips

How to teach small talk questions with how

Teaching how to ask, respond to and extend conversations with "How are you?", "How was your weekend?" etc.

How to teach short answers

Teaching tips and game ideas for short answers like "Yes, I do", "No, he hasn't" and "Yes, there are"

How to teach Yes/ No questions

Teaching tips and classroom games/ activities to present and practise Yes/ No questions like "Is this umbrella yours?" and "Did you have a good time?"

Students who are reluctant to ask questions

What do you do when you find that students are reluctant to ask questions about the class or their homework?

Lesson Plan: What are you doing? I'm (action)

A lesson plan to teach young learners how to answer the question "What are you doing?" with "I'm (action)".

Changing Wh-questions with do, does, or did into indirect questions - a handout

A handout on changing Wh-questions with do, does, or did into indirect questions

Changing Wh-questions with the be verb to indirect questions - a handout

A teacher handout covering changing Wh-questions with the be verb to indirect questions

"Do you like (noun)?" Lesson Plan for Young Learners

A lesson plan to teach young learners how to answer "Do you like (noun)?" with either "Yes, I do" or "No, I don't".

Lesson Plan: What colour is it? It's (colour)

A lesson plan to teach young learners how to answer "What colour is it?" with "It's (colour)".

Teaching the five W's - Who, What, Where, Why, When

A short lesson plan on teaching students interrogative pronouns

"How are you?" Lesson Plan for Young Learners

A lesson plan to teach young learners "How are you?" and "I'm (adjective)".

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