Presentation on theme: "When you want information,you can ask questions directly: Is he playing the piano? Where is Tom? For these questions we use the inverted word order: (auxiliary)"— Presentation transcript:
When you want information,you can ask questions directly: Is he playing the piano? Where is Tom? For these questions we use the inverted word order: (auxiliary) verb + subject + (main verb) Direct questions
Sometimes, however, we prefer to start our questions with “Do you know…” or “Could you tell me…?” Questions that begin like that are called indirect questions and they have a different word order: Indirect questions
Look: Question 1 Question 2 [Do you know] [where Tom is?] Question 1 is a regular question Question 2 is an indirect question inside question 1. Indirect questions
USE: -When we want to be polite THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF INDIREC QUESTIONS: - Yes/No questions - “Wh” questions Could you show me how to buy on e-bay? Yes, sure.
Indirect questions Examples: YES/NO QUESTIONS Could you tell me if you like programming? Could you tell me if there is a library near here? “Wh” QUESTIONS Could you tell me where the CD is? May I ask you why my computer is broken ?
Could you tell me Do you know Have you any idea Do you remember Do you happen to know what time the banks close? Some questions that introduce indirect questions Some questions that introduce indirect questions
Here are some more expressions that introduce indirect question. Here are some more expressions that introduce indirect question. I wonder I can’t remember I’ve no idea I’d like to know I’m not sure how long the journey takes
Questions Tags Use Question tags are very common in spoken English. We use them to keep conversation going by involving listeners and inviting them to participate.
Questions Tags Form The most common patterns are: positive sentence- negative tag: You are a student, aren’t you? negative sentence- positive tag He isn’t coming, is he?
Questions Tags Form We repeat the same auxiliary used in the sentence: You have got a car, haven’t you? If there is no auxiliary, we use ( do, does, did) according to the main verb. She came late, didn’t she?
Questions Tags The meaning The meaning of question tag depends on how you say it: If the tag falls,the speaker expects people to agree with him/her. You don’t like ice-cream, do you? If the tag rises,the speaker is asking for confirmation ( not sure about the answer). You work in the city, don’t you?
Positive Sentences Question tagSentence won’t he ? isn’t he doesn’t she ? aren’t I ? don’t we ? haven’t they ? didn’t they ? isn’t it ? Weren’t you ? can’t she ? He will play tennis, He is a good swimmer She likes cooking I am still here We take another way, The students have finished it, Everybody made a mistake, This is my book, You were here last night, The lady can sew a dress,
Negative Sentences Question tagSentence will he ? is he does she ? am I ? do we ? have they ? did they ? is it ? Were you? can she ? He won’t play tennis, He isn’t a good swimmer She doesn’t like cooking I am not still here We don’t take another way, The students haven’t finished it, Everybody didn’t made a mistake, This isn’t my book, You weren’t here last night, The lady can’t sew a dress,
Commands & Requests Question tagSentence will you ? won’t you ? would you ? will you ? would you ? shall we ? won’t you ? will you ? would you ? Stop over there, Close the door, please, Have a seat, Help me, please, Let them go, Let us take a rest, Let’s take a rest, Let’s go swimming, Have another tea, Don’t tell them about it, Don’t talk too loudly, Don’t bother me,