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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

Preparation

  • Make a copy of the Key for the teacher.

Procedure

1

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

2

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)

3

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.  

4

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

5

Continue until all the sentences have been used.

6

The team with the most points is the winner.

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