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2 Question tags It isn’t very good, is it? They are all pretty poor, aren’t they? You had a French test last week, didn’t you? You didn’t revise, did you? You clearly weren’t spending time on your homework, were you? Everybody’s got until next week for that, haven’t they? Luke doesn’t look very happy, does he? You can do that, can’t you? You’ve done some of it, haven’t you?

3 What are question tags? ‘Question tags’ are the small questions that often come at the end of sentences The film wasn’t very good, was it? Question tags can be used to check whether something is true, or to ask for agreement. He likes his job, doesn’t he = I assume he likes the job; am I right

4 Question tags Question tags are used after affirmative and negative sentences, but not after questions. You’re the new secretary, aren’t you? You’re not the new secretary, are you? (BUT NOT Are you the new secretary, aren’t you?)

5 Question tags Positive sentences, negative tags It’s cold, isn’t it? + - Negative sentences, positive tags It’s not warm, is it? - +

6 Positive sentences, negative tags They are all pretty poor, aren’t they? You had a French test last week, didn’t you? Everybody’s got until next week for that, haven’t they? You can do that, can’t you? You’ve done some of it, haven’t you?

7 Negative sentences, positive tags It isn’t very good, is it? You didn’t revise, did you? You clearly weren’t spending time on your homework, were you? Luke doesn’t look very happy, does he?

8 How do we make q.tags with a verb with auxiliary? You have done some of it, haven’t you? aux v

9 You have done some of it, haven’t you? Aux

10 How do we make q.tags with a verb with auxiliary? You have done some of it, haven’t you? Aux (+) Aux (-)

11 How do we make q.tags with a verb with auxiliary? You have done some of it, haven’t you? Aux (+) Aux (-)

12 How do we make q.tags with a verb without auxiliary? They are all pretty poor, aren’t they? BE

13 How do we make q.tags with a verb without auxiliary? They are all pretty poor, aren’t they? V (+) V (-) You had a French test last week, didn’t you?

14 How do we make q.tags with a verb without auxiliary? They are all pretty poor, aren’t they? V (+) V (-) You had a French test last week, didn’t you? V (past simple) aux = DID

15 How do we make q.tags with a subject that isn’t a pronoun? Luke doesn’t look very happy, does he? Noun

16 How do we make q.tags with a subject that isn’t a pronoun? Luke doesn’t look very happy, does he?

17 How do we make q.tags with a sentence with everybody/somebody? Everybody’s got until next week for that, haven’t they?

18 How do we make q.tags with a sentence with everybody/somebody? Everybody’s got until next week for that, haven’t they? Someone / Somebody has been here, haven’t they? Nobody / No one has been here, have they? → We use a positive tag because the subject is negative. Everybody’s happy, aren’t they? Which pronoun do we use if the subject of a sentence is someone, somebody, no one / nobody, everybody ? THEY

19 Match sentences with question tags You like fish is he? He didn't eat much lunchshouldn't I? I should wash the disheswill she? John isn't very happyhave they? Your friends haven't left yetcan he? The shops close at 7pmdid he? Jane won't be here tonightweren't we? Your parents aren't at homedon't you? We were almost latedon't they? He can't swim very fastare they?

20 Study these examples. Let’s play a trick on him, shall we? Oh, shut up, will you! Don’t be too upset about it, will you? I’m good at History, aren’t I? → Remember!!!

21 Statements into question tags 1 He’s your form teacher, BE

22 Statements into question tags 1 He’s your form teacher, isn’t he? + -

23 Statements into question tags 1 He’s your form teacher, isn’t he? 2 Your marks weren’t very good, BE (were)

24 Statements into question tags 1 He’s your form teacher, isn’t he? 2 Your marks weren’t very good, were they? BE (were)

25 Statements into question tags 1 He’s your form teacher, isn’t he? 2 Your marks weren’t very good, were they? BE (were) 3 Luke hasn’t done the project, has/have + do III

26 Statements into question tags 1 He’s your form teacher, isn’t he? 2 Your marks weren’t very good, were they? BE (were) 3 Luke hasn’t done the project, has he? has/have + V (do) III

27 Statements into question tags 1 He’s your form teacher, isn’t he? 2 Your marks weren’t very good, were they? BE (were) 3 Luke hasn’t done the project, has he? has/have + V (do)III 4 He can’t show it to Mr.Cox, can + V

28 Statements into question tags 1 He’s your form teacher, isn’t he? 2 Your marks weren’t very good, were they? BE (were) 3 Luke hasn’t done the project, has he? has/have + V (do)III 4 He can’t show it to Mr.Cox, can he? can + V

29 Statements into question tags 5 He only thinks about sport these days, V+s (III person singular) pres.simple

30 Statements into question tags 5 He only thinks about sport these days, doesn’t he? V+s (III person singular) pres.simple 6 He came third in the tennis competition, V (-ed/II)

31 Statements into question tags 5 He only thinks about sport these days, doesn’t he? V+s (III person singular) pres.simple 6 He came third in the tennis competition, didn’t he? V (-ed/II) past simple 7 Luke’s parents will get a letter from Mr.Cox,

32 Statements into question tags 5 He only thinks about sport these days, doesn’t he? V+s (III person singular) pres.simple 6 He came third in the tennis competition, didn’t he? V (-ed/II) past simple 7 Luke’s parents will get a letter from Mr.Cox, won’t they?

33 Statements into question tags 5 He only thinks about sport these days, doesn’t he? V+s (III person singular) pres.simple 6 He came third in the tennis competition, didn’t he? V (-ed/II) past simple 7 Luke’s parents will get a letter from Mr.Cox, won’t they? 8 He’s got good friends, has got

34 Statements into question tags He only thinks about sport these days, doesn’t he? V+s (III person singular) pres.simple He came third in the tennis competition, didn’t he? V (-ed/II) past simple Luke’s parents will get a letter from Mr.Cox, won’t they? He’s got good friends, hasn’t he? has got


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