Good and Bad- Subject Questions Speaking Game

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Questions
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 17th Jul 2020

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 Who complimented your last haircut?
 Who cooked your dinner last night?
 Who cut your hair?
 Who did your level check when you first came to this school?
 Who disagrees with you most often?
 Who does most housework in your family?
 Who first taught you English?
 Who follows you on social media?
 Who gave you presents last Xmas?
 Who gave you Valentine’s cards when you were younger?
 Who has inspired you?
 Who has the most money in your family?
 Who or what helped you choose what to study?
 Who or what inspires you?
 Who or what motivates you?
 Who inspired you to study what you did?
 Who interviewed you for your present job?
 Who is a better parent, your father or your mother?
 Who last asked you out on a date?
 Who last borrowed money from you?
 Who last shouted at you?
 Who listens to you when you need to vent?
 Who lives next door to you?
 Who looked after you when you were a child?
 Who looks after your children when you aren’t there?
 Who paid for your education?
 Who pays when you go out for dinner with your family?
 Who played with you most when you were very young?
 Who recommended this school to you?
 Who sang most the last time that you went to karaoke?
 Who would be a better prime minister than the present one?”
 Whose is the most handsome face in the world?

As a class, choose a few suitable questions and a few totally unsuitable ones.

What do all the questions have in common? How are they all different from more common 
small talk questions like 
“How’s it going?” and “What do you do?”?

What are the grammatical subjects of “How’s it going?” and “What do you do?”? What are 
the grammatical subjects of all questions above?

What are the most common question words starting those kinds of questions?

Try to write more unsuitable and (especially) suitable subject questions to add to the list. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2020

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