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Hello, Welcome to six minute grammar with me, Neil Me Sophie.
Today's program is all about questions.
Yes, we'll take a look at different types of Yes, no questions.
We'll hear lots of W H questions.
Andi will be using the questions to get to know each other a little bit better.
So if you want a reminder of English question forms or if you're studying them for the first time, keep listening and join in with the task will be giving you later on.
Let's get started in English.
There are two basic question types.
Yes, no questions on W H questions.
And here's Finn with our first.
Yes, no question.
Can you speak English?
Can you speak English?
Yes, I can.
Thank you, Finn.
That's a useful first question.
Yes, and it's made with the auxiliary verb can plus the subject.
You onda verb.
Can you speak?
Can you speak English, Neil?
Yes, I can.
Another question, please, Finn.
Do you work every day?
Do you work every day?
Auxiliary Do subject.
You verb work.
Do you work every day, Neil?
I don't know.
I don't work at weekends.
Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Do subject.
You verb have Neil.
Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Yes, I do.
I've got one sister now.
Another way to make Yes.
No questions is with the verb to be plus a subject.
Let's demonstrate.
Sophie, Are you married?
No, Neil, I'm not.
Is your boss married?
My boss?
Ah, no, he isn't.
Um were you in the office yesterday?
Sadly, I was in the office yesterday, BBC learning english dot com.
And we're talking about question forms now.
The second main type of question in English starts with either What?
Which why?
Who or the odd one out?
How so?
Let's try making a question with where we add an auxiliary.
Such as do then we can add a subject plus verb.
For example.
Neil, where do you live?
Where do you live?
I live in South London.
Where do you live?
I live in North London.
Now let's change the question.
Word and the verb.
Which languages do you speak?
And here we add a noun to which Which languages do you speak?
Just English.
Andi with a different auxiliary.
Which languages.
Can you speak?
We can add Now comes to some of the other question words.
What time do you start work?
About nine o'clock in the morning.
Andi, if we ask, what time is it?
We're making a W H question with the verb to be, I can ask.
Where were you born?
I was born in England.
When's your birthday?
It's in September.
What is your work address?
It's W one.
A lots of useful questions with to be there now for a very personal question with two B s.
Sophie, How old are you?
You should never ask a woman her age on DFO questions with how we're usually add an extra word.
Ask about age.
It's how old for price.
It's how much for size we ask.
How big And for height?
It's how tall.
How tall are you, Neil?
Oh, I'm ah, about 180 centimeters.
And of course you can't answer a wh question with yes or no.
How tall are you, Sophie?
I think we're actually the same height.
Let me see.
Going back to back?
Uh, no, I'm taller.
Is it time for a practice task, Sophie?
Yes, it is.
joining at home if you like.
I'm going to give you a topic to ask me about.
And you have to make one.
Yes, no question.
And one W h question and Neil will give us some possible answers.
Is the first topic.
Ask me about my age.
OK, so you could ask How old are you?
When were you born?
Now ask me about my home.
Do you live with your family?
What's your address now?
Ask me about my work.
Do you work near here?
How much do you earn?
Thanks, Neil.
And well done to you at home if you joined him with the task.
So that's a look at some basic question types we can use when we're getting to know people we had, Yes, no questions.
And we looked at questions starting with W h words, and we found out some interesting information about each other.
I didn't know how tall you were, Sophie.
It's quite incredible, really.
And there's lots more about question forms on our website at BBC learning english dot com, join us again for more six minute grammar.


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