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QUESTIONS

1. YES / NO QUESTIONS
Subject and verb change their position in statement and question.

POSITIVE

QUESTIONS

PRONOUN

VERB BE

VERB BE

PRONOUN

am

am

he / she / it

is

is

he / she / it

we / you / they

are

are

we / you / they

We always use the short answer, not only


"Yes" or "No". This sounds rude.
If the answer is "Yes", we always use the
long form.
If the answer is "No", we either use the
long or the contracted form (short form).

I am late.

Am I late?

Yes, you are.

He is 20 years old.

Is he 20 years old?

Yes, he is.

She is pretty.

Is she pretty?

Yes, she is.

It isnt expensive.

Is it expensive?

No, its not.

We are tired.

Are we tired?

Yes, we are.

You are a friendly person.

Are you a friendly person?

Yes, I am. / Yes, you

They arent hungry.

Are they hungry?

No, theyre not.

are.

2. QUESTIONS WITH DO / DOES IN THE PRESENT SIMPLE


POSITIVE

QUESTIONS

PRONOUN

DO / DOES

DO / DOES

PRONOUN

I / we / you / they

do / dont

Do / Dont

I / we / you / they

he / she / it

does / doesnt

Does / Doesnt

he / she / it

I read books.

Do I read books?

Yes, I do.

We like you.

Do we like you?

Yes, we do.

You eat too much.

Do you eat too much?

Yes, you do.

They dont get up early every

Do they get up early every day?

No, they dont

He plays football.

Does he play football?

Yes, he does.

She doesnt paint pictures.

Does she paint pictures?

No, she doesnt.

It doesnt rain in the desert.

Does it rain in the desert?

No, it doesnt.

day.

3. QUESTION WORDS
QUESTION WORDS

STATEMENTS

QUESTIONS

where

place

I am from Hoovice.

Where are you from?

who

person

She is nice.

Who is nice?

what

things

My shoes are black.

What are black?

when

time

The next bus is in 5 minutes.

When is the next bus?

why

reason

I am late because my car broke

Why am I late?

down.
how

amount + manner

This book is $10.

How much is this book?

I am healthy.

How am I?

4. QUESTION WORDS IN THE PRESENT SIMPLE

QUESTION WORD

AUXILIARY SUBJECT

VERB

OBJECT

ANSWER

What

do

you

play

on your computer?

I play games on my computer.

When

does

your mother

go

to work?

She goes to work at 6 o'clock.

Where

do

you

meet

your friends?

I meet them at the bus stop.

5. QUESTIONS WITHOUT QUESTION WORDS IN THE PAST SIMPLE


POSITIVE be

QUESTIONS be

PRONOUN

VERB BE

VERB BE

PRONOUN

I / he / she / it

was / wasnt

was / wasnt

I / he / she / it

we / you / they

were / werent

were / werent

we / you / they

I was in Prague.

Was I in Prague?

Yes, I was.

He wasnt at home.

Was he at home?

No, he wasnt.

She was angry at me.

Was she angry at me?

Yes, she was.

It was a long journey.

Was it a long journey?

Yes, it was.

We were at the cinema.

Were we at the cinema?

Yes, we were.

You were invited to the party.

Were you invited to the party?

Yes, you were.

They werent stopped by the

Were they stopped by the police?

No, they werent.

police.
POSITIVE

QUESTIONS

PRONOUN

VERB

AUXILIARY

SUBJECT

VERB

OBJECT

enjoyed

Did

enjoy

the party?

Yes, I did.

he

saw

Did

he

see

the movie?

Yes, he did.

she

played

Did

she

play

cards?

No, she didnt.

it

rained

Did

it

rain

yesterday?

Yes, it did.

we

went

Did

we

go

there?

No, we didnt.

you

shut

Did

you

shut

the door?

No, you didnt.

they

took

Did

they

take

the book?

Yes, they did.

6. QUESTIONS WITH QUESTION WORDS IN THE PAST SIMPLE


QUESTION

AUXILIARY

SUBJECT

VERB

OBJECT

ANSWER

What

did

you

do

yesterday?

I did my homework.

When

did

she

meet

her boyfriend?

She met him 5 years ago.

Where

did

they

go

after the match?

They went to a caf

BE

SUBJECT

were

you

WORD

BUT
QUESTION

OBJECT

ANSWER

WORD

Where

xxx

yesterday?

I was at the cinema.

7. SUBJECT AND OBJECT QUESTIONS


SUBJECT

VERB

OBJECT

Peter

runs

to the shop.

QUESTION

Who runs to the shop?

Question word + verb + object

She

phoned

The house

burnt down

Peter

runs

She
The house

John.

Who phoned John?

What burnt down?

to the shop.

Where does Peter run to?

phoned

John.

Who did she phone?

Question word + auxiliary + subject +

burnt down

yesterday.

When did the house burn

verb

down?

EXERCISES:
1. Fill in the question words What, Where, Why, When, How to form a meaningful question.
1.

What do you like best?

12. What is the weather like today?

2.

When does Bill get up in the morning?

13. Why don't you like apple-juice?

3.

Why don't you go by bus, Max?

14. What about a walk through the forest?

4.

What hobbies does Andrew like?

15. When-Where-Why-How do you play volleyball?

5.

Where do they go to every week?

16. Where is my red sweat shirt, Mum?

6.

How old are you Mike?

17. How-When do Anne and Betty get to school every day?

7.

When is Susan's birthday?

18. When-How does your father go to work?

8.

Where are my exercise books?

19. Where is the dog's bone?

9.

What are you doing at the moment, Sally?

20. When-Why are we going for a holiday by the sea again?

10. Where-How do the Robinsons live?

21. How do you like your coffee?

11. How often do you play football?

2. Form a question. Ask for the underlined phrase in the sentence. Mind the question mark at the end.
1.

John is writing a letter.

What is John writing?

2.

She walks home from school.

Who walks home from school?

3.

The children are sitting in the garden.

Where are the children sitting?

4.

Peter runs with his dog on Sundays.

When does Peter run with his dog?

5.

My rabbit has a cage in the garden.

What does your rabbit have in the garden?

6.

They go to work by bus.

How do they go to work?

7.

David likes cats because they are nice.

Why does David like cats?

8.

Jenny isn't sleeping late today.

Who isn't sleeping late today?

9.

Kim and Tina are playing ball in the garden.

What are Kim and Tina playing in the garden?

10. Mr. Johnsons been living in Montreal for 10 years.


11.

Anne likes her new job very much.

Who has been living in Montreal for ten years?


How does Anne like her new job?

12. The Barnes are planning a trip to Norway.

Where are the Barnes planning a trip?

13. The shop will be closed until next month.

When will the shop be closed?

14. Beverly usually gets up at 6.30 am.

When does Beverly usually get up?

15. He can't meet Sharon because she is very ill.

Why can't he meet Sharon?

16. Every evening Steven listens to his new CDs.

Who listens to his new CDs every evening?

17. On Thursday Peter has German, History and Maths.

What does Peter have on Thursday?

18. Yesterday Carol and Jane went to the swimming pool.

When did Carol and Jane go to the swimming pool?

19. Sarah has to stop because of a security check.

Why does Sarah have to stop?

20. The boys are hiding under Tom's bed.

Where are the boys hiding?

21. Andrew's new mountain bike costs 1000.

What does Andrew's new mountain bike cost?

22. My sister prefers porridge for breakfast.

Who prefers porridge for breakfast?

23. The telephone is ringing.

What is ringing?

24. At sunset Peter is walking along the beach.

Who is walking along the beach at sunset?

3. Write the correct question into the gap. Mind the question mark at the end.
1.

Speak you English?

Do you speak English?

2.

What can I for you do?

What can I do for you?

3.

Where live you?

Where do you live?

4.

Played you football?

Did you play football?

5.

From where do you come?

Where do you come from?

6.

Understand you the question?

Do you understand the question?

7.

Where knows the answer?

Who knows the answer?

8.

Like you Hip-Hop?

Do you like Hip-Hop?

9.

When begins the race?

When does the race begin?

10. Sell you fish?

Do you sell fish?

11. Who does the trumpet play?

Who plays the trumpet?

12. Where flew the plane?

Who flew the plane?

13. How many chicken wings have you eat? How many chicken wings have you eaten?
14. Plays Mike football?

Does Mike play football?

15. Can the man the car drive?

Can the man drive the car?

16. Why wrote you this letter?

Why did you write this letter?

4. Write the correct forms of the verbs into the gaps. Use the Past Continuous.
1.

Was Melissa taking out a book?

2.

Was Ashley working on the computer?

3.

Were the friends coming home from school?

4.

Were you listening to music?

5.

Was Nicolas looking at a picture?

6.

Were Emma and Bertha phoning their friend?

7.

Was the girl opening the window?

8.

Was she doing judo?

9.

Was James repairing the bike?

10. Was Tyler helping with the cooking?


11. (she/to visit) Was she visiting the museum?
12. (you/to write) Were you writing with a pencil?
13. (the boys/to read) Were the boys reading comics?
14. (they/to look) Were they looking at pictures?
15. (Helen and Anne/to take) Were Helen and Anne taking photos?
16. (your brother/to make) Was your brother making a lot of noise?

17. (the teacher/to leave) Was the teacher leaving the classroom?
18. (the girls/to send) Were the girls sending text messages?
19. (the dog/to sit) Was the dog sitting under the tree?
20. (Kimberly/to ask) Was Kimberly asking questions?

5. Put in the correct verb forms into the gaps. Use the Present Perfect.
1.

Have you painted the kitchen door? (to paint)

2.

Has your brother done the shopping? (to do)

3.

Has Julian ever touched a spider? (to touch)

4.

Has your father ever ridden on an elephant? (to ride)

5.

Has Lee already asked his parents? (to ask)

6.

What have you written in your text? (to write)

7.

Has Bill turned off the radio? (to turn off)

8.

Have you ever flown in a helicopter? (to fly)

9.

Who has broken the window? (to break)

10. Have you ever cooked for your friends? (to cook)

6. Write the correct forms of the verbs into the gaps. Use the Present Continuous.
1.

Is Melissa taking out a book? (to take)

2.

Is Ashley working on the computer? (to work)

3.

Are the friends coming home from school? (to come)

4.

Are you listening to music? (to listen)

5.

Is Nicolas looking at a picture? (to look)

6.

Are Emma and Bertha phoning their friend? (to phone)

7.

Is the girl opening the windows? (to open)

8.

Is she doing judo? (to do)

9.

Is James repairing the bike? (to repair)

10. Is Tyler helping with the cooking? (to help)


11. (she/to visit) Is she visiting the museum?
12. (you/to write) Are you writing with a pencil?
13. (the boys/to read) Are the boys reading comics?
14. (they/to look) Are they looking at pictures?
15. (Helen and Anne/to take) Are Helen and Anne taking photos?
16. (your brother/to make) Is your brother making a lot of noise?
17. (the teacher/to leave) Is the teacher leaving the classroom?
18. (the girls/to send) Are the girls sending text messages?
19. (the dog/to sit) Is the dog sitting under the tree?
20. (Kimberly/to ask) Is Kimberly asking questions?

7. Write the correct forms of the verbs into the gaps. Use the Past Simple.

1.

Did the cat sit on the wall? (to sit)

2.

Did Karen play computer games? (to play)

3.

Did you throw a ball? (to throw)

4.

Did Ronald visit a museum? (to visit)

5.

Did Michael work in the garden? (to work)

6.

Did Olivia phone a friend? (to phone)

7.

Did Sarah and Lisa feed the pets? (to feed)

8.

Did they do karate? (to do)

9.

Did you drink mineral water? (to drink)

10. Did your teacher check the homework? (to check)


11. (the dog/to run) Did the dog run after the cat?
12. (you/to take) Did you take photos when you were on holiday?
13. (the ladies/to have) Did the ladies have a cup of tea in the caf?
14. (Nancy/to send) Did Nancy send text messages during the French lesson?
15. (Melissa and Ruth/to wear) Did Melissa and Ruth wear pullovers last Friday?
16. (your brother/to say) Did your brother say hello to people in the street?
17. (the teacher/to open) Did the teacher open the windows in your classroom?
18. (the girls in your class/to play) Did the girls in your class play chess two weeks ago?
19. (your mother/to make) Did your mother make breakfast yesterday morning?
20. (Steven/to listen to) Did Steven listen to music yesterday evening?

7. Write the correct forms of the verbs into the gaps. Use the Present Simple.
1.

Does the cat sit on the wall? (to sit)

2.

Does Karen play computer games? (to play)

3.

Do you throw a ball? (to throw)

4.

Does Ronald visit a museum? (to visit)

5.

Does Michael work in the garden? (to work)

6.

Does Olivia phone a friend? (to phone)

7.

Do Sarah and Lisa feed the pets? (to feed)

8.

Do they do karate? (to do)

9.

Do you drink mineral water? (to drink)

10. Does your teacher check the homework? (to check)

8. Put in do or does into the gaps.


1.

Does Peter live with his father?

2.

Do you learn Spanish?

3.

Do Andrew and Martin ride their bikes to school?

4.

Do they play in the garden?

5.

Does Sandy's hamster live in a cage?

6.

Do the cats sit on the wall?

7.

Do we work in front of the computer?

8.

Do you play the drums?

9.

Does Steve wear pullovers?

10. Do I clean the bathroom?


11. Do you write with a pencil?
12. Does your father often make breakfast?
13. Do your teachers always check your homework?
14. Do you and your sister feed the pets?
15. Do you send text messages?
16. Does your friend visit museums?
17. Do your cats climb trees?
18. Do you learn to cook at school?
19. Does your sister play badminton?
20. Do your grandparents go on holiday in winter?

9. Finish the sentences. Use short answers.


1.

Are you from Germany? - Yes, I am.

2.

Is your teacher nice? - Yes, he is.

3.

Have you got a sister? - No, I haven't.

4.

Are Peter and Sue your friends? - Yes, they are.

5.

Am I your friend? - Yes, you are.

6.

Is John from England? - No, he isn't.

7.

Has your sister got a car? - Yes, she has.

8.

Is this a silly cat? - Yes, it is.

9.

Do you like swimming? - Yes, I do.

10. Has she got a brother? - No, she hasn't.


11. Does he read books? - Yes, he does.
12. Is this your pencil? - No, it isn't.
13. Are you going by bus? - Yes, I am.
14. Did you paint your room yourself? - No, I didn't.
15. Must we change at Victoria Station? - Yes, you must.
16. Will she write me a letter? - Yes, she will.
17. Did you watch TV last night? - No, I didn't.
18. Have you been waiting for long? - Yes, I have.
19. Was she running to the bus stop when the accident happened? - Yes, she was.
20. Are they going to write a letter today? - No, they aren't.
21. Will it take us long to cross the Channel? - No, it won't.
22. Does Jane speak Spanish? - No, she doesn't.
23. Had you locked the door before you left the house? - Yes, I had.

24. Will he be playing tennis next weekend? - Yes, he will.