A Friendly Visit 1 Dad, I think we have visitors. Who are they? I don’t know. Why are their heads so small? Oh, they’re human beings. Be kind, son. Their brains aren’t very big.
A Friendly Visit 2 Our spaceship broke down. Where are we? Why are you here? Welcome to our planet. Would you like some iced tea? Welcome to our planet. Would you like some iced tea? Greetings from Earth. What is your language? Our language is ₪ . But I want to practice my English. You are very far from home.
Function Wh- questions ask for information. They cannot be answered with a yes or no. Where are you from? We are from Earth. Yes.
Singular and Plural Use is for singular subjects and are for plural subjects. Where is your spaceship? What are your plans? singular plural
Who Who asks about people. Who are you? Who is your leader? person
What What asks about things. What is your language? What are your names? thing things
Where Where asks about places. Where are we? Where is your spaceship?
Why Why asks for a reason. Why are you here? Why are their heads so small?
His hobby is soccer. Practice 1 With a partner, read the answers and ask wh-questions. Example: They’re aliens. Who are they?Where is he from?Why are they happy?What is his hobby? The United States. Because they landed on the moon.
Contractions We often use contractions for wh- questions with is in speaking and informal writing. Where is the mustard? Where’s What is on TV? What’s
Answers We usually give short answers to wh- questions. We can give long answers too. Why is your skin green? My skin is green because I eat a lot of broccoli. Because I eat a lot of broccoli. short answer long answer
Practice 2 Use the clues to ask and answer wh- questions with a partner. Who is he?Example: doctor 4. he sees a spaceship 2. firefighter1. spaceship 3. alien He is a doctor. Where is she? She is in a spaceship. What is he? He is an alien. Who is he? He is a fire fighter. Why is he scared? He sees a spaceship.