Presenting grammatical structures. CONCEPT QUESTIONS. Checking understanding.
Example “I am going to the cinema” I can ask the concept question, When are you going to the cinema? Or is this a definite plan?
Which questions are USEFUL UNNECESSARY
1. SHE SHOULD SEE A DOCTOR
a) Is she sick?
b) Has she seen a doctor yet?
c) Has she seen the doctor before?
d) When did she last see a doctor?
e) What’s the matter with her?
f) Is it a good idea for her to see a doctor?
2 SHE WAS HAVING A BATH WHEN THE PHONE RANG
a) Did she hear the phone?
b) Did she get into the bath when the phone rang?
c) Was she in the bath when the phone rang?
d) Did she manage to answer the phone even though she was wet?
e) Did the phone get wet?
f) Had she already set foot in the bath when the phone rang?
3 HE WISHED HE’D BROUGHT AN UMBRELLA?
a) Does he have an umbrella with him?
b) Did he bring an Umbrella?
c) Is he happy he didn’t bring an umbrella?
d) Has he got a raincoat?
e) Has it been raining?
4 IF SHE HADN’T GONE TO THE PARTY SHE WOULDN’T HAVE MET HIM
a) Doe’s this refer to a possible situation?
b) Doe’s this refer to an event in the past?
c) Did she go to the party?
d) Where did they meet?
e) Did she like him?
f) Did the drinks have something to do with their having met?
5 THEY NEEDN’T HAVE DONE THE EXAM
a) Was the exam too easy?
b) How likely are they to pass the exam?
c) Did they do the exam?
d) When was the exam?
e) Was it necessary for them to do the exam?
f) What subject was the exam in?
6 HE USED TO BE A SOCCER PLAYER.
a) Was he a soccer player?
b) Did he play soccer once or often?
c) What’s he going to do in the future?
d) Did he like soccer?
e) Doe’s he play soccer now?
<br>#1 Useful: A, C, E
<br>Unnecessary: B, D, F
<br>#2 Useful: A, D, E
<br>Unnecessary: B, C, F
<br>#3 Useful: ...