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Asking questions in English
Transcript of Asking questions in English
Let's see some examples:
Before asking questions in English you need to
consider three aspects:
And something that we do not have in Spanish:
After class, I go _________ and watch TV.
So, what type of info is unknown?
Apparently we are
looking for a PLACE...
In this way, we can identify the WH-word that we need:
Quantity = How much
Time duration = How long
Reason = Why
People = Who
Choice = Which
General info = What
Where _________ you go after class?
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Questions in English need...
Where do you go after class?
Some answers can be:
...to my friends'
And in other cases,
no matter how complicated they seem,
you follow the same steps:
In 1973, Gates entered ____________ University.
What university ___________ Gates enter in 1973?
What university did Gates enter in 1973?
What university did Gates go to in 1973?
What university did Gates study at in 1973?
ASKING QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH (Part 1)
by Alba Trouchon
Some examples extracted from:
http://esl.about.com/od/conversationlessonplans/a/ask_low.htm. Consulted on October 11th, 2012
Cotton D, et.al. (2007)Market Leader Elementary. Student's Book. Harlow. Pearson Longman.
Simple Past Auxiliary