ESL Elementary Question Cards: WH Questions - Present Simple - Present Tenses - Speaking Activity


Present Tense conversation question prompts for A1-A2 Elementary ESL students. These 140 cards are designed to practice answering basic open and closed ended questions. Practice using short answers with very basic users: (Do/Does, Is/Are, Can/Can't, Have got). Then gradually progress to WH-questions and adverbs of frequency (who, what, where, when, why, what time + how) They are great for practicing simple question and answer conversations and listening skills in small groups or as a partner activity. They include subjects such as: food, weather, likes, description, daily routine, favorites and more! The questions are groups into categories for ease of use. They are small and can be used on-the-go or pulled out during any lesson for extra practice. This set is an essential for elementary level ESL teachers. It's extremely useful to get your students speaking while using specific, targeted, level appropriate grammar. *Some of the questions are designed for use with kids however they can be modified during the lesson by simply changing a word or two. Ex: What time do you go to school? Change to ---> What time do you go to work?

What's included in this pdf file:


  1. Wh-questions : who, what when, where, why, what time, how
  2. Adverbs of Frequency : - How often?
  3. Do/Does: Closed ended for short answer practice using a variety of verbs
  4. Is/Are: - Closed ended for short answer practice using the verb BE
  5. Can/Can't: Questions about abilities. Closed ended for practice using short answers
  6. Have got: Questions about possession. Closed ended for practice using short answers.


Just laminate, cut them out and use. You can also punch a hole at the top and put them all on a ring. This is a great activity to get your students talking at the beginning of each lesson or to focus on a specific grammar structure that they have just learned or reviewed.

This set is also available in Past Tenses

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How to assemble and use this resource:
This is a full color pdf file. There is also a B&W version included in the download. After printing the resource, I recommend laminating the cards before cutting. This increases durability and ensures that you can continue using this set again and again.

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