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What's The Question?

What's The Question?

Students at the board listen to the answer to a question and compete against each other to write the correct question. An ESL writing warmer to practice question forms.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Warmer

Time:  20 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Key for the teacher.



Students get into groups of four to six.


Ask students to number each person in the group.


Ask student #1 from each group to go to the board. Say the answer to the first question on the Key. The students at the board try to write the corresponding question. The first person to correctly write the question gets a point.


Continue with student #2, and so on until each student has had a chance to write a question.


The group with the most points is the winner.

Extended Practice

Continue with more rounds to extend the activity.

Printable Worksheets


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