A wh-question is used for seeking content information relating to persons, things, facts, time, place, reason, manner, etc. These are who, what, when, where, why, which, and how.
1. Personal Basic 3
2. Who is he? What is his occupation? He’s Lionel He’s an Messi. athlete. Where is he How old is from? He’s He’s he?29 from years Argentin old. a.
3. Who is she? What is her occupation? She’s Shakira. She’s a singer. Where is she How old is from? She’s She’s she? 40 from years Colombi old. a.
4. Who are What is their They’re occupation? they? Brad Pitt and They’re Angelina actors. Jolie. Where are How old are they from? They’re They’re they? 53 and from The 41 years United old. States.
5. Wh- Questions Asking for Personal Information
6. Function •Wh- questions ask for information. They cannot be answered with a yes or no. Where are you We are from? fromYes. Earth.
7. • Who asks about people. person Who are you? person Who is he?
8. • What asks about things. Ez5ik[ thing What is your name? thing What is your
9. • Where asks about places. Where is he from? Where are they from?
10. How old • How old asks for your age. How old is she? How old are your brothers?
11. Contractions • We often use contractions for wh- questions with is in speaking and informal writing. Where is the mustard? Where’s What’s What is on TV?
12. Let’s Practice
13. With a partner, read the answers and Practice 1 ask wh-questions. Example: Where What What Who areis isis their his he from? occupation? occupation? they? He’s They’re They’rean athlete. The United astronauts aliens. States.
14. Practice 2 What is his occupation? He’s a doctor.
15. Use the clues to ask and answer wh- Practice 2 questions with a partner. 2. firefighter 1. France What is his occupation? He is a firefighter. Where are they from? They’re from France. 4. 17 3. alien How old is he? Who is he? He is 17 years old. He is an alien.
16. Who is she? What is her occupation? Emma actress Watson Where is she How old is from? she? 26 France.