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Typical Questions

Your ESL students practise forming basic sentences and practise proper sentence formation and structures.


What is learnt?
Sentence formation and varied grammar.

How the game is played:

  1. Ask the students to draw a quick sketch of a four-year-old they know well. Give them these typical questions such a person may ask, e.g. 'Mummy, does the moon go for a wee-wee?' 'Where did I come from?' Ask each student to write half a dozen questions such a person might ask, writing them in speech bubbles on the drawing. Go round and help with the grammar.

  2. Get the students to fill the board with their most interesting four-year-old questions.

This can be used with various question situations. The following examples work well

  • Ask the students to imagine a court room - the prosecution barrister is questioning a defence witness. Tell the student to write a dozen questions the prosecution might ask.
  • What kind of questions might a woman going to a foreign country want to ask a woman friend living in this country about the men or the women in the country? And what might a man want to ask a man?
  • What kind of questions are you shocked to be asked in an English-speaking country and what questions are you surprised not to be asked?




Acknowledgments: Thanks to Graham.J.B. for submitting this game to us.

02.01.2007. 09:52


pnavabi on 04.04.2007. 09:26

never board!

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