Level 2 – Could you tell me when it might be a good idea to use indirect questions?

Objectives

  1. Indirect questions introduction
  2. Jigsaw reading exercise & writing summaries
  3. Student presentation number 1!!!!!
  4. Guess the emotion

Indirect vs Direct questions

Here is a Prezi presentation on the subject

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode46/languagepoint.shtml



http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode46/languagepoint.shtml

http://www.espressoenglish.net/direct-and-indirect-questions-in-english/ 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode46/languagepoint.shtml

http://www.espressoenglish.net/direct-and-indirect-questions-in-english/ Indirect questions quizzes

  1. http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/312.html
  2. http://www.eltbase.com/vtr_refs.php?id=61
  3. http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_indirect.htm
  4. http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ii251/esl-test.php
  5. general grammar revision: New English File Advanced Online – grammar games & tests
  6. Memory test + text builder
  7. general grammar revision: Headway Upper-Intermediate Online

Indirect questions role-play

work in a group of 3.

Five very expensive paintings by Picasso, Michelangelo, Rembrant and Warhol have been stolen. Two detectives are going to interview the director of the art gallery about the incident.

One of the detectives is a ‘good cop’ and does not want to upset the famous director, the other detective is the ‘bad cop’ and doesn’t care. The bad cop leads the interview and asks direct questions. The good cop will then re-phrase every question as an indirect question.

At the end – the 2 cops decide if they think the director is guilty or not.

What is she like?
When we ask ‘What is she like?’, we are asking about her personality/character. ‘She is tall’ is not a good answer to this question because ‘tall’ is used to describe appearance.7 Jul 2008
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Level 2 – getting to know you questions – present perfect & past simple review

Use past tense verbs to make and answer questions about your life experience.

Level 2 Group 2 wrote and asked each other questions about their lives.

  • Can you spot any grammatical errors in these questions?
  • Do the questions make sense?
  • Can you give a sensible answer to these questions?
  • How do they sound when you say them aloud?
  • Could these questions be asked more simply?
  • Could they be made more interesting with the addition of a secondary question?
  • If you think there is a problem with one of these questions, can you write it differently?
  1. Can you tell me about where you grew up?
  2. What is the most important life lesson you have learnt?
  3. What was the last interesting news you heard recently?
  4. Can you tell me something interesting news you heard recently?
  5. What is the most interesting lesson and best teacher at school?
  6. Have you learned English before you came to the UK?
  7. How fast did you get progress in learning English?
  8. How often do you hear news. From radio or T.V.?
  9. How often do you read newspaper?
  10. What the most fritining thing you have ever felt?
  11. Could you tell me how long you’ve had your phone or computer?
  12. When did you do your school reports and grades?
  13. Have you ever done your school reports and grades?
  14. Could you tell me a place you have never been to but would love to visit?
  15. Did you remember the last big party or celebration you went to?
  16. How long have you been studying English, and whether you’re satisfied with your progress?
  17. What was the best meal you’ve ever to had or restaurant you’ve eaten in?
  18. Who’s you have just met?
  19. What did you remember about your first day at school?
  20. How long had you had a car when you were in your country?
  21. Have you ever tried an activity? But would like to?
  22. Which kind of activity you have not been tried?
  23. Which place have you never been visited?
  24. Did you have any plans for the next 12 months?
  25. How long have you been lived in your present home?
  26. What do you remember from your first or last English lesson?
  27. How long you have known your best friend?
  28. What is the most interesting lesson you’ve studied at school?
  29. Can you tell me what you remember about learning to swim?
  30. Have you already made plans for the next 12 months?
  31. Can you please tell me what have you done last Christmas?
  32. What place have you been going a lot recently?
  33. For how long your country has been independent or existed?
  34. What was your favourite childhood toy and TV programme?
  35. Have you eaten the best meal you have ever had?
  36. Have you met your best friend on carnival?

 

Past tense questions – online exercises:

Advanced Grammar | Past Tense Exercise | esl-lounge Student