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Practice 2. Asking and Answering Open-Ended Questions with “Be” | Basic Level

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  • Part 1. Instructions
  • Based on the lessons about asking questions and questions wh-words and auxiliaries, complete each blank with a question. Use the words in parentheses and the answers as clues.

    When you finish each item, click “Answer.”

    Note. Your answers will not be submitted. When you leave this page, they will be deleted.

1. (where / be / Albuquerque?)

— It’s in New Mexico.

Where is Albuquerque?

2. (what / be / in that box?)

— My keys are in it.

What is in that box?

3. (who / be / that man?)

— That’s my brother.

Who is that man?

4. (what kind of / oranges / be / those?)

— Those are blood oranges.

What kind of oranges are those?

5. (what time / be / it / now?)

— It’s 5:30.

What time is it now?

6. (when / be / your English classes?)

— Mondays and Wednesdays.

When are your English classes?

7. (what / be / your parents’ names?)

— My father is John, and my mother is Jenny.

What are your parents’ names?

8. (how much / be / those shoes?)

— Sixty dollars.

How much are those shoes?

9. (how many / days / be / in November?)

— Thirty days.

How many days are in November?

10. (how often / be / your classes?)

— They’re twice a week: on Mondays and Wednesdays.

How often are your classes?

  • Part 2. Instructions
  • Now you have only one or two clues. Create the question using the answer as the clue.

11. (what color)

— My car is blue.

What color is your car?

12. (strawberries)

— They’re in the refrigerator.

Where are the strawberries?

13. (your parents)

— They’re at the supermarket.

Where are your parents?

14. (students / how many)

— There are 15 students in my class.

How many students are in your class?

How many students are there in your class?

15. (the movie)

— It’s at 6:30.

What time is the movie?

16. (John)

— He’s from Miami, Florida.

Where is John from?

17. (those sunglasses)

— They’re $100.

How much are those sunglasses?

18. (where / now)

— We’re in San Francisco.

Where are you now?

19. (Dallas)

— It’s in North Texas.

Where is Dallas?

20. (what kind / animal / that?)

— That’s a koala.

What kind of animal is that?

More Practice

Practice 1. Asking yes-no questions with “be.”

Practice 2. Asking and answering wh-questions using “be.” (this page)

Practice 3. Asking and answering questions using all verbs.

Video Practice. Practice embedded questions (new tab on YouTube).

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