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Question Tags Intonation

Question Tags Intonation

Students compete against each other to say question tags with the correct intonation. A speaking activity using question tags.

Level:  Intermediate

Grammar:  Question tags

Time:  20 minutes


  • Make a copy of the Key for the teacher.



Divide the class into two teams, and ask the teams to line up in front of the board.


Explain to the students that they will hear the first part of a sentence (from the Key). The first person in each line competes to say the correct question tag with the correct intonation.

For example:

Teacher: You’re American…

Student: Aren’t you? (rising intonation)


The first person to raise his or her hand can try first. If the student is correct, they can get a point for his or her team. If the student is incorrect, they get a negative point for his or her team, and then the other person on the other team can try.  


When finished, the two students go to the back of the line. The next person from each team competes.


Continue until all the sentences have been used.


The team with the most points is the winner.

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