jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014

ECHO QUESTIONS AND QUESTION TAGS.





EXERCISE ONE
EXERCISE TWO
EXERCISE THREE


ECHO QUESTIONS

We use echo questions to show interest or surprise. For this purpose, the listener makes a short
question using the auxiliar or helping verb of the statement the speaker has just said.
EXAMPLE:
S: She is visiting relatives at this moment.
L. Is she?
S: They bought a new Television set last week.
L.    Did they?
S: I live in the centre of New York.
L. Do you?
S: Alan´s got a job as a lifeguard.
L. Has he?

QUESTION TAGS

These short questions are used to check information. We use a positive statement followed by a negative tag when we expect the answer YES.
E.g. "You are American, aren't you?"
We use a negative statement followed by a positive tag when we expect the answer NO. E.g. "They haven't arrived yet, have they?"

EXAMPLES:
I told you, didn't I?
It'll be sunny tomorrow, won't it?
He can't dive, can he?
They don't eat meat, do they?
She cooks well, doesn't she?
I am slim, aren't I?

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