When students start to learn English as a second language, there is a set of basic questions in English they need to master. All language courses start with these questions, but many people struggle to learn them. It is necessary to learn these by heart. However, you also need to be able to vary them a bit.
To help you teach or learn these questions I have devised the following activities: a mind map showing the basic questions for students of English as a second language, a worksheet with several communicative and drilling exercises, a song to help in memorising the questions and an online quiz. If you like the activities, please do not hesitate to comment below.
Basic question – song
Ask the students to listen to the song and complete the following worksheet:
Song lyrics fill-in
Play the song twice and then play the song on a whiteboard and ask the students to check their answers.
Basic question – mind map
Ask the students to work in pairs and ask each other these questions.
Basic question – worksheet
Ask them to find the questions for fields 1-7. Check their answers. (It is best to display the correct answers for both groups).
Have your students work in pairs (worksheet A and worksheet B). Ask them to ask the questions and complete their worksheet.
The next task is pure text manipulation. The students should fill in the missing words.
In the third exercise, students should put the words into the correct order to form questions.
In the fourth exercise students are given the answers, and have to write the questions.
In the last exercise students should write the questions using different pronouns.
Basic questions – communicative activities
Basic question – online quiz
Then they should complete the questions. The online quiz is in HTML5 so it will work on all mobile devices. Students can practise wherever they like. Basic questions – online quiz
The second online quiz is in Flash and will play only on desktops. The aim of the game is to choose the correct question and then hit the opponent.Basic questions – En garde game
11 Comments on “English as a second language – Basic questions”
It’s great to see mindmaps here!
This is my site, take a look, please:
it is exelent if it may you sent me a vido like that
There is a mistake In 1st paragraph: ‘…you also needS…’
If I didn’t have the internet, I would learn english reading many books and talking a lot with people.
I love English language
Looks useful & interesting. Would love to do
Hi, Can we share electronic and print copies of your graphic organizers? They’re amazingly well-done!
very good to learn from this way…………………………………
Sure, you can share the resource at this page as long as you do not claim you have created them or as long as you do not try to sell them. If you provide a link to this site I will be grateful to you.
Thanks for spotting it. I will correct it.