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Grade 4 Speaking / Listening - Question Words
What? Why? When? Where? Who?

Grade 4 Speaking / Listening - Question Words

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We know we are reading a question because at the end of the sentence there will be a question mark (?). When you see that sign, it means an answer or reply is needed. Many questions begin with the Five W words (who, where, what, when and why).

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1.
Look at the picture. What question could you ask about this picture?
Why is the sky blue?
Should you walk and look up at the same time?
How tall are these buildings?
How many people walk down the street at one time in a big city?
Since these buildings are so tall, a good question to ask would be about their height.
2.
Look at the picture. What question could you ask about this picture?
How do you play the game of horseshoes?
What kind of horses are these?
How do you make a horseshoe?
What is the difference between horses and donkeys?
Since there is a bunch of one type of horse in the picture, this would be a good question to ask.
3.
'...do sea otters hold hands?' Which word should be used at the beginning of this question?
What
Why
Where
Who
They hold hands so that they don't drift out to sea when they fall asleep.
4.
'...is the rabbit show jumping competition held?' Which word should be used at the beginning of this question?
Where
Who
What
Explain
There is a rabbit show jumping competition in Sweden.
5.
'...can we play outside?' Which word cannot be used at the beginning of this question?
When
What
Where
Who
By changing the first word of a question, you can change the answer. Asking 'What can we play outside?' can tell us what games we are allowed to play; compared to 'Where can we play outside?' which tells us locations.
6.
'...is hiding behind the sofa?' Which word can be used at the beginning of this question?
When
Why
Who
Where
Dalmatians are very active, sometimes hyper, dogs.
7.
'...color is her hair?" Which word can be used at the beginning of this question?
Why
What
When
Where
If you have red hair, it is harder and takes more stages to change the color of your hair.
8.
'...are you going on holiday?' Which word cannot be used at the beginning of this question?
Where
When
Why
Who
Two thirds of all British people go on holiday during July and August. Do you go on holiday during those months?
9.
Only one of these questions is correct; which one is it?
What can an ostrich run faster than?
When can an ostrich run faster than?
Where can an ostrich run faster than?
Why can an ostrich run faster than?
The answer is a horse! They can fun very fast.
10.
Only one of these questions is correct and used for many jokes; which one is it?
Where did the chicken cross the road?
What did the chicken cross the road?
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Who did the chicken cross the road?
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side, of course!
Author:  Finola Waller

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