Subject Questions- Guess The Person Game

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Subject Questions- Guess The Person Game

Choose one person who you know or spoke to such as someone in the list below and 

make a “Who…?” or “Whose…?” question to which that person is the (only) answer. If 

your partner can’t guess who you are talking about, give them other hints such as other 

“Who(se)…?” questions about the same person. 

Suggested people to ask about

aunt/ uncle

boyfriend/ girlfriend

(oldest/ older/ middle/ younger/ youngest) brother/ sister 

bus driver

cabin crew

classmate/ school mate/ school friend

client/ customer – supplier

coach/ sports teacher/ English teacher/ music teacher/… teacher

colleague/ co-worker/ workmate

cousin

customs officer

dad/ father – mum/ mother

daughter(-in-law)

direct boss/ line manager

doctor

ex(boyfriend/ girlfriend/ husband/ wife)

ex-classmate

father-in-law

fellow alumni

fellow volunteer

fiancé(e)

(best/ old/ close) friend

grandmother/ grandfather

great-aunt/ great-uncle

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great-grandfather/ great-grandmother

husband/ wife

mother-in-law

pet

police officer

receptionist

relative/ relation/ distant relation

salesman/ sales rep

security guard

shop assistant

son(-in-law)

station staff

stepmother/ stepfather

stranger/ passer-by

tourist/ foreign visitor

waiter/ waitress/ server

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016

Suggested questions
Who did I…?
Who do I…?
Who am I…ing?
Who is…ing me?
Who… me?
Whose…?

Other useful language
at… (o’clock)
this morning
yesterday
just before the class
just after I woke up (today)

Suggested verbs
accompany/ go with
admit/ confess
agree – refuse/ disagree
annoy/ irritate – calm down
answer/ reply
apologise
ask
borrow – lend
bring – take
buy – sell
complain
compliment – insult/ criticise
contact/ get in touch with
disturb
email/ send/ write
force/ make
give (back)
help/ support
impress
inspire/ motivate
introduce
invite
learn – teach
let/ allow – ban/ forbid
listen to – ignore
look after/ care for
make (for)
meet
offer
pay
play with
promise
punch
recommend/ suggest
say/ tell
shout – whisper
show
sign
sing
sit
speak/ talk
wake up
warn

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016

Grammar presentation

What’s the difference between the questions “Who did I recommend Hawaii to?” and “Who
recommended Hawaii to me?”?

What would the long answers to those questions be?

What words could you leave out in the short answers?

Is the short answer the subject or object?

Which kind of question is called a “subject question”?

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016