Lesson #5 PT Questions

How can I ask a question in Present Tense?

What do you hear: a question or a statement? Listen to Part 2 http://www.personal.psu.edu/scs15/ESL/practice1and2.mp3

Question Statement
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Most verbs….

1)      You start the question with the helping verb “do” or “does” (for he, she, it)

2)      Add your subject

3)      Match them!

4)      Add your main verb – NO ENDING!

5)      Finish the sentence

Remember, only one verb gets a special ending – and the helper gets the ending – NOT the main verb this time.

Example…..

like

Singular Plural
Do I like French fries? Do we like French fries?
Do you like French fries? 

 

Do you like French fries?
Does he like French fries? 

Does she like French fries?

Does the dog like French fries?

NOTICE: the main verb Like does not take an ending.

Do they like French fries? 

Do the students like French fries?

Try it now yourself with “have” Ask questions for each pronoun.

have

Singular Plural
 

 

 

 

 

 

go

Singular Plural
 

 

 

 

 

 

What about for “be”????

1)      Start with the correct “be” form

2)      Add your subject

3)      Finish the sentence

be

Singular Plural
Am I a hard worker? Are we hard workers?
Are you a hard worker? Are you hard workers?
Is he a hard worker? 

Is she a hard worker?

Is the horse a hard worker?

Are they hard workers? 

Are the employees hard workers?

Write 5 questions using the verb “be”

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Write 5 questions using other verbs (not be) – have, like, go, walk, work, talk

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5.

What do you hear: a “be” question or a “do/does” question? Listen at http://www.personal.psu.edu/scs15/ESL/practice7.mp3

“be” question “do/does” question
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