“lost interview”: a recreative activity to practise asking closed questions

here is a short but effective activity to train asking closed questions like are you…/ have you…/ did you…/ do you…?.- the ones that cause a lot of difficulties with some of our students…

in this activity students are only given the answers from the “lost interview” and have to recreate the questions using the correct grammar and choosing the right auxiliaries.

the key is provided, but there is a lot of room for variety, right answers can be very different – it’s all up to your students’ imagination. and correct grammar, of course!

The lost interview


About Svetlana Urisman (Englishteachingnotes)

I am an ADOS and an English teacher (and materials writer) in a language school in Moscow. I have been an ADOS and a teacher trainer for almost a year now and a teacher for about 5 years. I am keen to share some ideas and materials I've developed in order to take them further and not to forget or lose them You are welcome to use any materials represented in this blog, and I will be happy to get your feedback afterwards if you take them to your classroom! ;-)
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2 Responses to “lost interview”: a recreative activity to practise asking closed questions

  1. annazernova says:

    Hi Sventlana!
    Thank you so much for the worksheet. I used it in my classroom as a starter and then as a follow-up activity asked students to ask and answer these questions in pairs. It worked pefectly!

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