How in questions

Posted on Mar 13 2014 - 7:01am by Zdenda

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.

39 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. silvestre 13/03/2014 at 1:11 pm -

    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?

  2. irfan azia 13/03/2014 at 2:49 pm -

    nice concept to teach….

  3. ishtiaq gill 13/03/2014 at 5:21 pm -

    great job! i am really very please to know about your method of teaching, nice to have signed with you, lord bless you!

  4. Ana Cristina Sfair 13/03/2014 at 6:47 pm -

    Super clear and very helpful! Thanks for sharing!

  5. lenin 14/03/2014 at 3:02 am -

    Its a nice place where i can sign

  6. shinde B.R. 14/03/2014 at 3:51 am -


  7. Arsalan 14/03/2014 at 5:20 am -

    It is interesting and helpful in learning.

  8. Arsalan 14/03/2014 at 5:21 am -


  9. anand 17/03/2014 at 1:12 am -

    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

  10. Bazullah Uba Idris 17/03/2014 at 1:43 am -

    Good, I Very Appreciated With Kind Of Online Teaching.Thank So Much

  11. Md. Aminar Rahman Amin 17/03/2014 at 10:14 am -

    I can not help appreciating this type of innovative and excellent conception in teaching English. I like it. AMIN

  12. Psith 27/03/2014 at 3:57 am -

    It’s helpful my English improvement and i’d like to say Whale Done for you simple mind map and English on line learning.

  13. marwa Rihab 28/03/2014 at 1:00 am -


  14. Wasee 02/04/2014 at 3:15 pm -

    That’s a great way to teach How?

  15. Victoria Rosales 10/04/2014 at 10:19 am -

    very interesting!

  16. Umer Farooq 12/04/2014 at 4:13 pm -

    exceedingly innovative. thanks a million.

  17. ann foreman 13/04/2014 at 8:38 am -

    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.


  18. Zdenda 15/04/2014 at 2:23 am -

    Thank you Ann.
    I am really grateful.

  19. juan antonio arredondo segura 20/04/2014 at 9:16 pm -

    that’s really good i like it to teach diferents ideas , thanks.

  20. scgupta 21/04/2014 at 3:31 pm -

    excellent way to teach english.

  21. aziz eshkuvatov 11/06/2014 at 9:58 am -

    thank you. It’s nice program to children so it’s excellent way to teach English.

  22. chhong chanty 13/06/2014 at 2:31 am -


  23. muntasir 15/06/2014 at 5:42 pm -

    Very nice and invaluable games. I have just invited my students to join engames group and they respond enthusiastically and happily.

  24. asharaf 25/06/2014 at 8:32 am -

    very very very useful!!!!!!!

  25. asharaf 25/06/2014 at 8:51 am -

    play in the play?or act in the play?

  26. sheen 26/06/2014 at 8:14 am -

    superb game for the learners of second language.

  27. Mohammad 26/06/2014 at 8:32 am -

    I really love this page and i can learn a lot from this one.

  28. Zdenda 27/06/2014 at 12:08 pm -

    I believe both are right.

  29. frigoon 25/07/2014 at 12:25 am -

    excellent way to reinforce understanding (meaning& used) of HOW.

  30. frigoon 25/07/2014 at 12:32 am -

    excellent way to explain the use of the word HOW

  31. Zdenda 25/07/2014 at 3:13 am -

    I am glad you like it. There is an explanation of the other question words at. I hope you will find it useful too.

  32. raghuveer 14/08/2014 at 10:19 am -

    very nice

  33. Maralaa 15/08/2014 at 3:36 am -

    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?

  34. Anonymous 23/08/2014 at 12:48 pm -

    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.

  35. Zdenda 23/08/2014 at 12:51 pm -

    I am glad you feel it like this.

  36. Grzegorz Dudek 20/06/2017 at 11:47 am -

    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!

  37. Hdfcf 09/03/2018 at 3:48 am -

    How to download the map pic

  38. Zdenda 14/03/2018 at 6:55 pm -

    Just right click and download.

  39. Marcos 05/04/2019 at 2:19 pm -

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