How in questions


The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions.
In this post I try to introduce the basic phrases “How much”, “How many”, “How often”, “How well”, “How long”, “How far” and “How old”.

How in questions – mindmap

Here the students can practise the basic usage of the word HOW in questions. First, they should create their own questions and later they can cover the inner rings and say the correct phrases.

The way you can create questions with how.

How in questions – games

In the first game your task is to complete the questions with the correct word. Moreover, you should shoot all the invaders and save the Earth 🙂

Teacher Invaders

In the second game you should choose the correct answer and shoot only the BAD ducks. You can try to shoot one of the bottles too and get a bonus.

Shooting game

I hope that by now you know all the basic usages of the word HOW.

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  1. silvestre
    how old are you? how well can you write? how long does it take to go to the sun? how often do you play in the play? how far is your farm? how much does the tiket cost? how many Ipods does your family have? how fast can you run?
    13/03/2014 at 1:11 pm
  2. irfan azia
    nice concept to teach....
    13/03/2014 at 2:49 pm
  3. great job! i am really very please to know about your method of teaching, nice to have signed with you, lord bless you!
    13/03/2014 at 5:21 pm
  4. Ana Cristina Sfair
    Super clear and very helpful! Thanks for sharing!
    13/03/2014 at 6:47 pm
  5. lenin
    Its a nice place where i can sign
    14/03/2014 at 3:02 am
  6. shinde B.R.
    14/03/2014 at 3:51 am
  7. It is interesting and helpful in learning.
    14/03/2014 at 5:20 am
  8. Informative.
    14/03/2014 at 5:21 am
  9. anand
    how often did not see them? how much did you spend for tours? how long we are going to Singapore from here? how old are your girlfriend how fast can you come how far is it possible to get aim
    17/03/2014 at 1:12 am
  10. Bazullah Uba Idris
    Good, I Very Appreciated With Kind Of Online Teaching.Thank So Much
    17/03/2014 at 1:43 am
  11. Md. Aminar Rahman Amin
    I can not help appreciating this type of innovative and excellent conception in teaching English. I like it. AMIN
    17/03/2014 at 10:14 am
  12. Psith
    It's helpful my English improvement and i'd like to say Whale Done for you simple mind map and English on line learning.
    27/03/2014 at 3:57 am
  13. marwa Rihab
    28/03/2014 at 1:00 am
  14. Wasee
    That’s a great way to teach How?
    02/04/2014 at 3:15 pm
  15. Victoria Rosales
    very interesting!
    10/04/2014 at 10:19 am
  16. Umer Farooq
    exceedingly innovative. thanks a million.
    12/04/2014 at 4:13 pm
  17. Hi Zdenda, Just to let you know that we’ve shortlisted this blog post for this month’s TeachingEnglish blog award and I made a post about it on yesterday's TeachingEnglish Facebook page, if you’d like to check there for likes and comments. Best, Ann
    13/04/2014 at 8:38 am
  18. Zdenda
    Thank you Ann. I am really grateful. Zdenda
    15/04/2014 at 2:23 am
  19. juan antonio arredondo segura
    that’s really good i like it to teach diferents ideas , thanks.
    20/04/2014 at 9:16 pm
  20. scgupta
    excellent way to teach english.
    21/04/2014 at 3:31 pm
  21. aziz eshkuvatov
    thank you. It's nice program to children so it's excellent way to teach English.
    11/06/2014 at 9:58 am
  22. chhong chanty
    13/06/2014 at 2:31 am
  23. muntasir
    Very nice and invaluable games. I have just invited my students to join engames group and they respond enthusiastically and happily.
    15/06/2014 at 5:42 pm
  24. asharaf
    very very very useful!!!!!!!
    25/06/2014 at 8:32 am
  25. asharaf
    play in the play?or act in the play?
    25/06/2014 at 8:51 am
  26. sheen
    superb game for the learners of second language.
    26/06/2014 at 8:14 am
  27. Mohammad
    I really love this page and i can learn a lot from this one.
    26/06/2014 at 8:32 am
  28. Zdenda
    I believe both are right.
    27/06/2014 at 12:08 pm
  29. excellent way to reinforce understanding (meaning& used) of HOW.
    25/07/2014 at 12:25 am
  30. excellent way to explain the use of the word HOW
    25/07/2014 at 12:32 am
  31. Zdenda
    I am glad you like it. There is an explanation of the other question words at. I hope you will find it useful too.
    25/07/2014 at 3:13 am
  32. raghuveer
    very nice
    14/08/2014 at 10:19 am
  33. Maralaa
    This page is very understood and helpful learning English . How many people working in this department? How much 1 kg apple? How far is it from Murun to Ulaanbaatar? How often do you work in here? How long have you been swimming? How well can you play tennis? How old is her? How fast can her bus go?
    15/08/2014 at 3:36 am
  34. Anonymous
    it is very important site. I have got many information from it which help me to improve my English language proficiency and I want to improve skill in English. thanks.
    23/08/2014 at 12:48 pm
  35. Zdenda
    I am glad you feel it like this.
    23/08/2014 at 12:51 pm
  36. Very good site for learn english! Mindmap is good ways. I see it first time but I stay at this site long time - I'm sure! Thanks and bless you!
    20/06/2017 at 11:47 am
  37. Hdfcf
    How to download the map pic
    09/03/2018 at 3:48 am
  38. Zdenda
    Just right click and download.
    14/03/2018 at 6:55 pm
  39. Marcos
    Awesome! Thank you for sharing it
    05/04/2019 at 2:19 pm

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