Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Present Simple Yes/No Questions - ESL EFL Activities, Worksheets and Games

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Asking about Daily Routines

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes

In this engaging teaching activity, students ask and answer present simple yes/no questions about their daily routine and the daily routine of someone they know. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. In the 'What time?' column, students write the times they do routine activities. In the 'What do you do?' column, students write what they do at that time. They also complete the daily routine of someone they know well. The students write this part using the third-person singular. The students then sit in pairs facing each other. Students fold their paper so the 'What time?' column is facing their partner and the 'What do you do?' column is facing them. Then, students read their partner's time from the worksheet and try to guess what they do at that time of day using present simple yes/no questions with 'Do you...?' For example, 'Do you brush your teeth at 8 a.m.?' When their partner replies 'Yes, I do', they move on to the next time. In the second part of the activity, students repeat the procedure using the third-person singular.

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Do you know me?

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this fun pairwork activity, students practice asking and answering present simple yes/no questions with 'Do you...?' The class is divided into pairs and each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students complete ten present simple yes/no questions on their worksheet with their own ideas. When the students have finished writing, they decide if their partner would reply yes or no to each question. Students write their guesses in the 'yes/no' column. One student starts by asking the questions on their worksheet to their partner to find out if their guesses are right or wrong. Their partner replies 'Yes, I do' or 'No, I don't' accordingly. The student puts a tick for each correct guess or a cross if their guess is wrong in the last column of the worksheet. When the questions have been asked and answered, the students swap roles. When the students have finished, they tally up their scores to see who has the most correct guesses.

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Does he/she...?

ESL EFL Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes

In this rewarding teaching activity, students practice asking and answering present simple yes/no questions with the third-person singular. The class is divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding A or B worksheet. The students begin by writing the name of someone they know very well and their relationship with them at the top of the worksheet, e.g. 'His name is Jason. He is my best friend'. The students then swap their worksheet with their partner. Students take it in turns to ask their partner present simple yes/no questions about the person at the top of the worksheet using the prompts in the first column, e.g. ' Does Jason live near here?' Their partner replies yes or no accordingly and gives more information if possible, e.g. 'Yes, he does. He lives on Park Avenue'. The student then makes notes about their partner's answer on the worksheet. When all the questions have been asked and answered, the students develop their notes into present simple sentences. Finally, students take it in turns to read their sentences to the class. Any interesting findings are discussed in more detail.

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Find me

ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 45 Minutes

In this comprehensive teaching activity, students practice asking and answering present simple questions with the verb to be and do. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by completing 20 present simple questions with the correct form of the verb to be or do. After the questions have been checked, the students answer each question using a complete short answer, e.g. 'Yes, I do', etc. The students then submit their worksheet to the teacher and they are redistributed. The students' task is to find out who their new worksheet belongs to by asking questions from the worksheet to their classmates. The students go around asking and answering the present simple questions with different classmates until they find the student whose answers match the ones on their worksheet. Finally, students use some of the information on their worksheet to write a paragraph about their classmate using the third-person singular. Finally, students read their paragraphs to the class.

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Find Someone Who…

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this insightful speaking activity, students practice asking and answering present simple yes/no questions in order to find out information about their classmates. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. After reviewing the present simple yes/no questions from the worksheet, students go around the class and ask each other the questions and complete the worksheet with answers. When a classmate responds appropriately, the student notes down their name on the worksheet and asks follow-up questions. When everyone has finished, the students give feedback to the rest of the class on what they found out about their classmates.

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Is it true?

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this entertaining speaking activity, students ask present simple yes/no questions with 'Do you...?' in order to find out if certain statements are true or false about the class. Each student is given a statement slip. The students' task is to find out if the statement is true or false by interviewing the other students in the class. Individually, students prepare the present simple yes/no question they will need to ask. Students then go around asking their question to the other students. Students mark each response by putting a tick or cross on their slip of paper. When a student has enough information and knows if their statement is true or false, they sit down. When the students have finished, the answers are checked as a class. The class decides whether they think each statement will be true or false before the answer is given by the student.

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Who wrote it?

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes

This captivating activity teaches students how to ask present simple yes/no questions with 'Do you...?' to find out about their classmates' routine activities. The activity also helps students to practice various adverbs of frequency and time expressions used with the present simple. Students begin by completing present simple sentence cards with true information about themselves. After that, they put all the sentences into a box in the middle of the room. The students then take one sentence card each and find out who wrote it. They do this by going around the class asking present simple yes/no questions with 'Do you...?', e.g. 'Do you sometimes go fishing with your friend at the weekend?' When they find the person who wrote the sentence, they write that person’s name on the card, keep it, and take another sentence from the box. The student with the most sentences at the end of the activity is the winner.

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Yes/No Question Game

ESL EFL Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this engaging teaching activity, students practice present simple yes/no questions with 'do' and 'does' and short answers. The class is divided into two groups (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding A or B worksheet. The students then make teams of three or four with people from the same group. In their teams, students work together to form as many different present simple yes/no questions as possible from the words on their worksheet. One student in each team writes the questions. After a time limit has been reached, e.g. five minutes, the teams stop writing. Each team then pairs up with an opposing team (A and B). Teams then take it in turns to ask their questions to each other. A different student must ask and answer each time. For every grammatically correct question a team asks, they get two points. For every correct short answer the other team gives, they get one point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Find a Roommate

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this teaching activity, students establish their own criteria for finding a compatible roommate. The students then ask and answer present simple yes/no questions with be and do to find the most suitable candidate in the classroom. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students think about what kind of roommate they would like to have by completing the left-hand side of the 'Roommate Survey Form'. Students consider each pair of statements on the worksheet and put a tick next to the one that best expresses their view. Students use the two statements in the first section to help them eliminate the students who are not compatible in those two areas. Students write the names of the classmates they didn’t eliminate in the boxes at the top of the chart. Students then interview each candidate on the remaining points in the second section, putting a  tick in the box below their name each time a candidate agrees with their view. When the students have finished their survey, they add up the ticks to see which classmate would be the most suitable roommate.

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Present Simple Yes/No Questions Practice

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this worksheet activity, students practice present simple yes/no questions with 'do' and 'does' and short answers. The students begin by completing present simple yes/no questions with 'do' and 'does'. Then, the students write yes/no questions from a set of answers. After that, students complete short answers to questions. Finally, students write the present simple yes/no questions asked in an interview by looking at the interviewee's answers.

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Work it out

ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this challenging pairwork activity, students ask present simple yes/no questions with the third-person singular to find out who and what short answers on a worksheet relate to. Each student writes the names of three people they know very well at the top of the three columns on their worksheet. The students then write five things about each person by choosing information from ten items. Students write one or two word answers for each item in a random order in a large box at the bottom of the worksheet. When the students have finished, they are divided into pairs and they swap worksheets. The students then take it in turns to ask present simple yes/no questions to find out who and what the short answers relate to. For example, if Student A wrote the names Mia, Emma and Ben and the answer 'football' is written in the large box, Student B might ask 'Does Ben play football?' If Student A answers 'Yes, he does', Student B writes 'plays football' in the column under Ben’s name. If Student A answers 'No, he doesn't', Student B continues asking questions until he/she has found out who and what the word 'football' relates to, e.g. 'Does Mia hate football?' Students continue taking it in turns to ask and answer questions until they have both completed the table at the top of the worksheet with five pieces of information about each person. Afterwards, students write a short present simple paragraph about each person, based on the information in the table at the top of the worksheet.

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