Published on March 9, 2014
PowerPoint Presentation: Question tags Teacher Taghreed Read and think: Read and think Some people are awful , are n’t they ? Look at the verbs in the main sentences and in the tags at the end .. What do you see? That is n’t ugly , is it ? They are the same Read and think: Read and think 2- You can wait for me , can’t you ? Look at the whole tags . How do we make them? 1- It’s the most important thing , isn’t it ? 3- It wasn’t always like this , was it ? 4- She won’t be long , will she ? 5- They were here yesterday , weren’t they ? 6- I must come back tomorrow , mustn’t I ? The pronouns Stay the same + Look at the pronouns Look at the verbs - + + + + + - - - - - PowerPoint Presentation: The rules 1 We use these kinds of questions when we think we know the answer. We think the other person will agree / not agree with us . 2 When we think the answer is yes , we use a positive sentence and a positive / negative tag. 3 When we think the answer is no , we use a negative sentence and a positive / negative tag . PowerPoint Presentation: The rules 4 When the main sentence has is , are , was , were we use / don’t use it again in the tag. 5 When the main sentence has a word like can , will , must we use / don’t use it again in the tag. PowerPoint Presentation: Match the sentences and tags 1 You’re not well, a is it? 2 They aren’t here yet, b isn’t she? 3 That’s not your chair, c won’t you? 4 She’s your mother, d are you? 5 She isn’t your sister, e are they? 6 You will help me, f is she? Now listen and check. Then repeat the sentences Click to listen PowerPoint Presentation: Complete the questions with tags 1 There are too many plastic bags, ______________ Yes, there are . 2 Lina isn’t very kind, _______________ No, she isn’t . 3 You will find a bank for me, ______________ Yes, I will . 4 Sawsan can’t find the bridge, _____________ No, she can’t . 5 We must take a taxi, _______________ Yes, of course we must . mustn’t we? aren’t there? is she? won’t you? can she? PowerPoint Presentation: Grammar : Question tags Grammar: question tags • We use question tags at the end of sentences. They have a question mark but they are not really a question. We use them when we think we know the answer. • When we think the answer to the question is yes, we use a positive sentence and a negative tag. • When we think the answer to the question is no, we use a negative sentence and a positive tag. • When the main sentence has any part of the verb be (am, is, are, was, were), then we use it in the tag. • When the main sentence has an auxiliary or modal verb ( have, do, can, must, will, etc.), then we use it in the tag .