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Session 2

Asking Questions

You can't speak English without asking questions! There are a few different question types in English. In this session you'll see our presenters asking each other questions. We'll show you the grammar rules of question forms - and then you'll have a chance to practise.

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Activity 3

Welcome to 6 Minute Grammar

The second feature

You've already found out about our first new feature, 6 Minute Vocabulary. Now its time for the our second new feature. Watch this video to find out more.

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Do you love grammar?

Do you know the difference between present perfect and past simple?

Well, we can make learning grammar a little bit easier with our 6 Minute Grammar programme. There’s a new one every Tuesday and it is only six minutes long.


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6 Minute Grammar Quiz

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So, on Mondays you can listen to our show 6 Minute Vocabulary and on Tuesdays, 6 Minute Grammar.

Have a listen to our first 6 Minute Grammar show on the next activity page.

Session Grammar

  • In English, there are two basic types of question.

    1. Yes/no questions often begin with the verb to be, but can also begin with other auxiliary verbs, such as do.

    We ask these when we want a yes or no answer.

    2. Wh-questions start with a question word, such as who, what, where, when, why or how.

    We ask this type of question when we want different kinds of information. These questions cannot be answered with a yes or no.