Tag questions

Tag Questions
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EngelsMiddelbare schoolhavoLeerjaar 2

This lesson contains 16 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

time-iconLesson duration is: 50 min

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Tag Questions

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Tag questions

You are very interested in this lesson, aren't you?

Chelsea lost their last game, didn't they?

English is easy, isn't it?

Everybody loves McDonald's, don't they?

Minecraft isn't a difficult game, is it?

Lola doesn't like basketball, does she?

You can't do three backflips, can you?

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What are tag questions?

A tag question is a short question at the end of a sentence.

Tag questions turn statements into questions.

English is easy. (statement)      English is easy, isn't it ? (question)

The tag question exists of: (auxillary) verb + pronoun

1. relatie met de zin ervoor

2. + wordt -,  - wordt +

Slide 3 - Slide

Which pronoun?

Repeat the pronoun that is used in the statement. 

If a name is used, choose the correct pronoun.

We are happy, aren't we?

Jim isn't at school, is he?

The girls love swimming, don't they?

I am an English teacher, aren't I?

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Which verb?

If the statement contains a form of 'to be', repeat that one in the tag question.

Sheila and Janet are fond of tennis, aren't they?

I am the best teacher in the world, aren't I?

I'm not a good singer, am I?

If the statement contains an auxiliary (hulpwerkwoord), repeat it in the tag question.

You can jump very far, can't you?

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Which verb 2?

If the statement does not contain a form of 'to be' or 'can',
you have to use a form of 'to do'. Choose the form that fits the statement:

Joan plays tennis, doesn't she?
Wim cooked dinner last night, didn't he?

We go to school by bus, don't we?

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positive - negative

If the statement is positive, the tag question is negative.

I like cats, don't I?
Jim is 15, isn't he?

If the statement is negative, the tag question is positive.

John doesn't enjoy flying, does he?

English isn't difficult, is it?

Slide 7 - Slide

Tag questions
Het werkt als een soort batterij.
als het ene deel een negatief ('not'/ n't) staat, 
staat er een 'plus' in het tweede.

You are Dave, aren't you?

Slide 8 - Slide

I love playing computer games,
love I?
loven't I?
do I?
don't I?

Slide 9 - Quiz

Superman has many powers,
has he?
hasn't he?
does he?
doesn't he?

Slide 10 - Quiz

This exercise isn't easy,
isn't it?
is it?
does it?
doesn't it?

Slide 11 - Quiz

She is your boss, .............?
aren't she
doesn't she
isn't she?
is she?

Slide 12 - Quiz

..., aren't you?
You like Batman,
He is fond of Deadpool,
You are count Dracula,
You aren't Usain Bolt,

Slide 13 - Quiz

She works at the police office,

Slide 14 - Open question

James didn't sleep on the couch,

Slide 15 - Open question


Tag questions are used to turn statements into questions.

  1. Repeat the form of 'to be' or 'can'
  2. Other verbs, add a form of 'to do'
  3. Choose the correct pronoun (you, I, she, it, they...)
  4. Positive statement = negative tag question
  5. Negative statement = positive tag question

Slide 16 - Slide