Wh Questions

WH- Questions

To be able to ask questions clearly in a conversation is very important for the following reasons. One, a person would be understood clearly thus avoiding miscommunication. Aside from this, asking questions in a conversation shows that you are interested, and it keeps the conversation going.

WH-Questions are one of the different ways of asking questions. These are questions that begin with what, where, when, why, who, which, how, how many, how often, and how much.

Example

What is happening here?

Where is the bathroom?

When does the plane arrive?

Why are there so many people here?

Who are you talking to?

Which of the these do you prefer?

How do I go to the bus station?

How many countries are there in the ASEAN?

How often do you ride your bicycle?

How much are these apples?

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Instructions

  1. Pick a box and an image will pop up.
  2. Ask a WH-question about the image.

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introducing yourself conversation

#1 Introducing yourself at the workplace

Introducing yourself in the workplace

conversation between 2 people

scenario: new at the workplace

Dialogue

Jeff: (1)__________. Are you new here?

Jane: Yes, I just started on Monday.

Jeff: Really? That’s great. By the way, (2)_________________ Jeffrey. (3)_______________ Jeff. I’m an accountant.

Jane: (4)_______________________, Jeff. I’m Jane.

Jeff: Nice to meet you. (5)____________________, Jane?

Jane: I’m in marketing. Well, I’ll see you around.

Jeff: See you.

Possible answers: (1)Hi/Hello/Good morning… (2)My name is/I’m (3) Please call me/You can call me (4)Nice/Good/Great to meet you (5) What do you do

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English conversation at a party

Getting to know you at a party (fill in the missing phrases)

Getting to know you dialogue

conversation between 2 people

scenario: at a party

Dialogue

Speaker 1: (1)_________, __________________.

Speaker 2: (2)_______________________. I’m Ben.

Speaker 1: This is a great party, isn’t it?

Speaker 2: It sure is. It’s really (3) ___________ to meet everybody.

Speaker 1: So Ben, (4) ____________________?

Speaker 2: I’m from Seoul, in Korea. (5) __________________?

Speaker 1: I’m from Taipei, in Taiwan.

Speaker 2: Interesting. (6)_________________?

Speaker 1: I’m 19. (7) _____________________?

Speaker 2: Well… I’d rather not say. Let’s just say I’m older than you.

Speaker 1: Come on. You can tell me.

Speaker 2: OK. I’m 21. Please don’t tell anybody.

Speaker 1: (8) ___________?

Speaker 2: Well, its’ personal.

Speaker 1: Sure. Well, thanks for (9) __________________.

Speaker 2: (10) _________________ . Talk to you later.

Speaker 1: Bye!

Possible answer: (1) Hi/Hello, I’m/My name is____. (2) Nice/Good to meet you. (3) good/nice/great (4) Where are you from? (5) What about you? (6) If you don’t mind, how old are you? (7) What about you? (8) Why not? (9) chatting with me (10) no problem

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polite request in english

Making a request: Spin the Wheel

Making a request is when asking someone to do something for you. The request needs to be done in a polite manner, and there are several ways of asking requests politely. Below are three of the simplest and easy to remember phrases used when making requests in English

English formula for making a request

SPIN THE WHEEL GAME

Instructions

  1. Spin the wheel
  2. Read the message
  3. Use it to make a request
  4. You may write your answer on the comment section.

OPEN THE BOX

Instructions

  1. Tap each box
  2. Read the message
  3. Use it to make a request

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