Monday, 05 December 2016

Question Tags - ESL EFL Activities, Worksheets and Games

Do you know your classmates?

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

Here is an excellent teaching activity for practicing tag questions. Each student is given a worksheet. The students are told to complete 20 statements with the names of students in the class who best correspond to each sentence. The students can only write down the same name twice to ensure they speak to different students. When the students have completed their sentences, they ask their classmates tag questions to see if their statements are correct. Students receive one point for each correct statement. The student with the highest number of correct statements wins.

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How much can you remember?

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes

Here is an intriguing activity that helps students to practice question forms and question tags. In the activity, students find out and check the accuracy of information about each other. The class is divided into groups of three and each student in the group is given a different question prompt card. The students take it in turns to ask and answer all the questions on their cards. However, students are not allowed to write down any of the answers. When the students have finished, each student is given a second card. The students then have to check how many answers they can remember by using tag questions. Before they do this, the students use the second card to write a tag question for each item. The students then check how much they remember by taking it in turns to ask and answer their tag questions. For each correctly remembered answer, students get one point. When all the tag questions have been asked and answered, the students add up their scores. The student with the most points is the winner.

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It's true, isn't it?

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this interesting ESL activity, students make tag questions in order to confirm true information about their partner. The class is divided into pairs and each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students complete 12 tag questions in a way that they think is true for their partner. Then, they take it in turns to ask their tag questions to each other. When they answer a tag question, they must use one of the responses in the table at the bottom of the worksheet. Each time a student uses one of the responses in the table, their partner crosses it off. The objective of the game is to cross out as many squares as possible. To cross off all the squares, every question must be true for their partner.

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No Doubt

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this challenging teaching activity, students use tag questions to check information that they are sure and unsure about. Each student is given a worksheet. The students begin by completing six sentences with names of their classmates. Then, the students write six more sentences about their classmates, three that they’re quite sure of and three that they’re unsure of. When the students have finished, they go and find their classmates and check the information using question tags. Students put a tick or cross next to each statement depending on whether they were right or wrong. When everyone has finished, the teacher asks the students how many statements they guessed correctly.

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Question Tags

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

This useful activity is perfect for teaching question tags. Students begin by looking at how to construct question tags. This is followed by two written exercises on the topic of money. In the first written exercise, students complete statements with the correct question tag. In the second exercise, students have to complete statements and question tags.

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Question Tag Dominoes

ESL EFL Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this engaging group activity, students play a game of dominoes with question tags. In the activity, students practice matching tags to positive and negative statements and vice-versa. Students also learn about special cases such as using question tags for invitations and imperatives. The students are divided into groups of three and each group is given a set of dominoes. The students then play a game of dominoes where they match tags to positive and negative statements and vice-versa. Players take it in turns to put a domino down either before or after the dominoes on the table, making sure their statement or tag matches with what’s on the table. Play then passes to the next student and so on. The winner is the first player to get rid of all their dominoes. The other players continue to put down their dominoes, as when all the dominoes have been matched they form a loop of question tags.

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Snap

ESL EFL Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

Here is a fun teaching activity for practicing question tags. In this activity, students play a game of snap matching statements and tags together. Students work in groups of three. Two students play snap. The third student notes down all the tag questions in writing. Each group is given a set of snap cards. One student shuffles the cards and then divides them out equally. Both sets of cards are then placed face down on the table. The first student turns one of his or her cards over and puts it in a sentence or tag box, face upwards. The other student does the same and so on.  The first student to shout 'snap', when they see that the sentence and the tag match, gets all the cards in both boxes. The aim of the game is to get all the cards in your pile. When everyone has had a chance to play, students write up their tag questions on the board.

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Tagged

ESL EFL Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 Minutes

This exciting matching game can be used to teach or practice tag questions. Students play this game in groups of three. One student is given a set of Question Cards and the other two students are given a set of Tag Cards each. The student with the question cards turns over a question card and reads the beginning of the tag question aloud. The other two students race to find the correct tag from their set and give it to the student, saying the correct tag at the same time. The student who is first keeps both cards as a trick. The student with the most tricks at the end of the game wins. Students can then repeat the activity with a different student reading the questions.

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Tag Questionnaire

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

This supplementary worksheet is ideal for teaching your students how to ask and answer tag questions. To begin, the students complete a set of tag questions on their worksheet. Then, they create two more tag questions at the bottom of the worksheet. Following that, the students walk round the class asking and answering the tag questions. When they find someone who answers yes to their question, they write down the student's name. When everyone has finished the activity, students give feedback to the class on their results.

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Two Halves

ESL EFL Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

This enjoyable teaching activity provides students with a useful review of question tags. Students match positive and negative statements with their respective tags to make tag questions. The class is divided into pairs. Each pair is handed a set of cards and told to match the positive and negative statements with their respective tags to make tag questions. The students are given a time limit to complete the task. When the time limit is up, the class checks the answers together. Students get one point for each correctly matched question tag. The pair with the highest number of correct matches wins.

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You remember, don’t you?

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this entertaining speaking activity, students practice question forms and use question tags to find out and check the accuracy of information about their partner. The class is split into pairs and each student is given the appropriate part of the worksheet. Students use the question prompts on their worksheet to ask each other questions. They take it in turns to ask and answer all the questions. However, students don't write down any of the answers. Instead, when they have finished asking the questions, they check how much they can remember by using tag questions. For each correctly remembered fact, students get one point. The students record their points by putting a tick or a cross in the column marked right or wrong. When all the facts have been checked, the student with the most points is the winner.

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Question Tag Opinions

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 45 Minutes

In this teaching activity, students use tag questions to find out their classmates' opinions. The students begin the activity by ticking statements they agree with on a worksheet. Then, they work together in groups. The students interview the other members of their group to find out their opinion on each statement. They do this by asking one another tag questions. When they have finished, they tally the results and write sentences about their group's opinions using phrases like: All of us, Some of us, etc. Then, they report back to the class on their findings.

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Tic Tac Toe Tags

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 40 Minutes

This inspiring ESL game can be used to teach or review question tags. Students are separated into teams. The teams are presented with a large 'Tic Tac Toe' grid. Within each square is a different question tag. Teams ask and respond to questions using the question tags in the squares. Teams acquire squares by asking questions appropriately. They take it in turns to choose a square and ask a tag question to another team in the class. To be able to win one of the squares, a tag question must be grammatically correct and have a minimum of six words in the question. The team who manages to get three squares in a row is the winner.

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