Question tags in Simple Present with common verbs

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Question tags in Simple Present with common verbs

Getting started: Ecology

Instructions: Read the text to do the activity suggested.

Samoa is located within the Samoan tropical moist forests ecoregion. Since human habitation began, about 80% of the lowland rain forests has been lost. Within the ecoregion about 28% of plants and 84% of land birds are endemic.

Samoa. Retrieved May, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa

Tropical moist forests ecoregion

Instructions: Choose T (true) or F (false) for the following statements:

StatementsTF
1. Samoa is located in a tropical moist forests ecoregion

2. About 60% of the lowland rain forests has been lost.

3. About 28% of plants and 84% of land birds are endemic.

Let’s find out how to form Question tags in Simple Present with common verbs.

Instructions: Read about Question tags in the Simple Present with Common verbs:

Question tags are short questions at the end of statements. We use them in spoken English but not in formal written English.

They are mainly used in speech when we want to:

  • Confirm that something is true or not.
  • To encourage a reply from the person we are talking to.

Look at the rule:

Affirmative sentenceNegative question tag
Negative sentenceAffirmative question tag

When the verb in the main sentence is in the present simple with common verbs we form the Question tags with the auxiliary do/does.

Examples:

  • Samoan don’t speak French, do they?
  • Samoa has a lot of indigenous animal, doesn’t it?

The exception is: Let’s visit Samoa, shall we?

Quiz

Question Tags with Do / Does

Instructions: Write the appropriate Question tag for each sentence

  • 1. Samoa doesn’t have any territories or colonies, ?
  • 2. Moss forest covers the higher elevation in Savai’i, ?
  • 3. They don’t have sewage disposal facilities, ?
  • 4. Many People call Lake Lanoto as Goldfish Lake, ?
  • 5. Samoa has lush vegetation, ?
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Quiz

Question tags to get information

Instructions: Fill in the gaps with the following Question tags.

don't they do they does itdoesn' it
  • 1. Samoa has a prime minister, ________ ?

    Yes, He is Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

  • 2. People profess a form of Christianity, ________ ?

    Yes, and the most popular is Congregationalist. They have some others religions like, Methodist, Latter-Day Saints, etc.

  • 3. Samoans don’t have domesticated animals, ________ ?

    Yes, chiefly they have been introduced by Europeans.

  • 4. Dove and ducks live wildlife, ________ ?

    Yes, but the most interesting is tooth-billed pigeon.

  • 5. They don’t need to take care of their wildlife, ________ ?

    No, they have to improve environmental problems including soil erosion.

Evaluation

Samoa

Instructions: Choose the appropriate Questions tags.

  1. You know a lot about Samoan Independence, do you? / don’t you?
  2. Samoa belongs to the United Nations, does it? / doesn’t it?
  3. Samoa has any territories or colonies, does it? / doesn’t it?
  4. Samoa doesn’t have a prime minister, does it? / doesn’t it?
  5. Samoans don’t have domesticated animals, do they / don’t they?
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