Thursday, November 14, 2013

An overview of yes/no questions



 YES/ NO QUESTIONS


Hi Beg 15 students..

Here is an overview of Yes No questions in a wide variety of tenses(http://esl.about.com/od/grammarstructures/a/Yes-No-Questions.htm),
but I put here only some of them.



Present Simple
Do / Does + S + Verb? - (Do you like ice cream?)
Yes, I do.
No, I don't.
Yes, he / she / it does.
No, he / she / it doesn't.
Yes, we / you / they do.
No, we / you / they don't.


Present Continuous
Am / Is / Are + S + Verb + ing? - (Are they studying English?)
Yes, I am.
No, I'm not.
Yes, he / she / it is.
No, he / she / it isn't.
Yes, we / you / they are.
No, we / you / they aren't.

Past Simple
Did + S + Verb? - (Did she stay in New York?)
Yes, I / you / he / she / it / we / you /they did.
No, I I / you / he / she / it / we / you /they didn't.

Past Continuous
Was / Were + S + Verb + ing? - (Were they working at three in the afternoon?)
Yes, I was.
No, I wasn't.
Yes, he / she / it was.
No, he / she / it wasn't
.
Yes, we / you / they were.
No, we / you / they weren't.



Sunday, November 10, 2013

AN ACTIVITY for PRACTICING CAN/ CAN'T ( AUTHENTIC, INTERACTIVE and COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITY)



A JOB INTERVIEW ;)

 I created the following activity to practice the positive,negative and question forms of  " can". 

Students will work in groups of three. Two of them will be interviewer and ask the other student who is a job seeker some questions about his abilities.Interviewers may ask weird questions as well as serious questions.I prefer students to use  weird and irrelevant questions to make the activity humorous :)

1-Ask questions!


If the answer is yes put
If the answer is no put   X

2- After you you have finished asking questions write a report to your boss about him/her.

The student who is looking for a job also will write a letter to his mom or friend to inform them of the interview result. 
Examples:
Can you jump very high?
Can you cook French food?
Can you speak English?
Can you………………………………….?

Speak English
cook French food  X
Run very fast
Ice-skate
Ride a horse
Jump very high
Ski
Dance
Ride a bike
Play basketball
Sing
Play the piano
Drive a car
Play the guitar
Fly
Use a computer
Speak Japanese
Swim butterfly
Cook English food
Fish
sing and jump at the same time?
Take care of babies
Iron your own clothes
Sweep the floor
Make jokes
Write a poem
Write a story
Clean the house
Clean the house
Cut my hair
Cut my hair
Knit a blanket
Sew
sing Elvis Presley songs
Cut my nails
dance Tango





A REPORT TO THE BIG BOSS
He/she is suitable for this job, because he can jump very high. He  can also cook French food very well.....






A REPORT TO THE BIG BOSS
He/she isn’t suitable for this job, because he can't knit, and he can't fly...







A LETTER/E-MAIL TO MOM
This job is suitable /not suitable for me, because……..
 I got the job, because ..