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๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Las profesoras de Inglรฉs de Primaria del Colegio Divino Salvador para celebrar el 50 aniversario de nuestro colegio hemos creado nuestro Blog Divino English.

En este Blog os presentamos diferentes recursos y os enseรฑamosย materiales como vรญdeos, canciones, actividades sobre distintas festividades y pรกginas web o blogs que usamos tanto en clase como para usar en casa y repasar un poco a la vez que os divertรญs.

Aquรญ tambiรฉn presentamos fotos y vรญdeos de las actividades que vamos haciendo a lo largo del curso.

Un saludo de las profes de Inglรฉs de Primaria!

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The English Teachers from Divino Salvador School have created the Divino English Blog to celebrate our schoolย 50th Anniversary.

The main aim of the blog is to share activities and resources we use in our English Lessons with our students and their families.

It will be also a place where to publish all the activities our students will participate in during the school year.

Hope you like it!

What we learn with pleasure,

we never forget!

Alfred Mercier

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Grammar: Question Forms

Question forms

Meaning and Use

In English, there are two basic types of question.

1. Yes/no questions often begin with the verb to be, but can also begin with other auxiliary verbs, such as do. We ask these when we want a yes or no answer.

Dave: Are you hungry?
Mike: Yes, Iโ€™m starving.

Sarah: Did you get here on time?
Emily: No, I missed the bus!

2. Wh-questions start with a question word, such as who, what, where, when, why or how. We ask this type of question when we want different kinds of information. These questions cannot be answered with a yes or no.

Dave: Why are you so hungry?
Mike: I didnโ€™t eat breakfast.

Sarah: When did you get here?
Emily: About half an hour ago.
Form

Yes/no questions that begin with the verb to be are made with to be + subject.

Are you playing football tomorrow?

Was the weather nice yesterday?

If we start with an auxiliary verb, the order is auxiliary + subject + main verb.

Can Jenny speak Chinese?
Did you go to the cinema on Saturday?

Wh-questions can be used to ask about the subject or object of the verb. Compare these questions:

Who loves Lucy?
Who does Lucy love?

For subject questions, the order is question word + verb + object.

Who wants ice cream for dessert?
Who broke the mirror in the dining room?
Who answered the phone?

The object question form is question word + auxiliary + subject + verb.

What did you do at the weekend?
Where does your brother work?
Who will you ask for help?
Take Note

Asking questions with โ€˜howโ€™

The question word how is usually combined with other words when asking for information, such as size, someoneโ€™s age, or the price of something.

How big is your apartment?
How old are your children now?
How much is the black dress in the window?
Spoken English

In formal situations, it is common to respond to a yes/no question by repeating the auxiliary in a complete sentence.

Max: Can you use a computer?
Jill: Yes, I can.

In casual spoken English, we do not need to repeat the auxiliary. Answers do not always contain ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Peter: Do you know the way to the train station?
William: Not really.

Lucy: Shall we order sushi?
Sally: Absolutely!
Practice

rearrange the words to make ‘yes/no’ and wh-questions.

1. anywhere did you weekend interesting last go?

2. grow up did you where?

3. did for your car new much how pay you?

4. into your when you did move new house?

5. listening to what you are?

6. the game basketball who won?

7. I borrow can your phone?

8. you do watch want movie a tonight to?

Answers

1. Did you go anywhere interesting last weekend?

[The order of yes/no questions is: auxiliary + subject + main verb.]

2. Where did you grow up?

[The order of object Wh-questions is: question word + auxiliary + subject + verb.]

3. How much did you pay for your new car?

[The order of object Wh-questions: question word + auxiliary + subject + verb.]

4. When did you move into your new house?

[The order of object Wh-questions is: question word + auxiliary + subject + verb.]

5. What are you listening to?

[The order of object Wh-questions is: question word + auxiliary + subject + verb.]

6. Who won the basketball game?

[The order of subject Wh-questions is: question word + verb + object.]

7. Can I borrow your phone?

[The order of yes/no questions is: auxiliary + subject + main verb.]

8. Do you want to watch a movie tonight?

[The order of yes/no questions is: auxiliary + subject + main verb.]