Long Answers

Basic question and answer practice is a staple of foreign language study.  Here is a set of questions designed for two-sentence or three-sentence answers.

I use these worksheets in pairs.  One student asks twelve questions, the other student answers, then they switch roles and repeat.  This takes around five minutes.  When students are comfortable with the questions on the first page, move to the second page.  The question styles don’t change, but key words do. This helps students remember the appropriate grammar.

This style of worksheet is great for pair speaking practice.  With seventh graders we begin with one-sentence answers, in eighth grade we practice long answers, and by ninth grade students are encouraged to make comments and ask follow-up questions.  After practicing for a week or two, you can easily do a speaking test.


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