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Snowdon Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob the teacher talks about tag questions. Try some activities to practise this language.

Watch the video and then do the tasks. 

Task 1

Language Task

Complete the sentence with the right question tag.

Exercise

Task 2

Language Task

Read the sentences with tag questions and choose those that are correct.

Exercise

Task 3

Language Task

Choose the best answer to these questions.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hi
I don't understand why in the question 5 of task 2 you write
you don't have any pets instead of you haven't any pets
thank you very much
Vincenza

Hi vdolce,

In English we can form the negative using 'don't have' or 'haven't got', but not just 'haven't'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi guys, i need your help, at e.g. (0:58) i can't grab what rob says: you don't need the change .....until e.g.1.00),

at 1.32...the rules are difficult to overcome really.?

regards

it looks like she doesnt pronounce the "R" when she says "aren't you?". or maybe It's hard for me to understand it when people say it.

Hello dudugara,

The pronunciation of 'aren't' in British English does not have a strong 'r' in it. Phonetically, we write it as /ɑːnt/ - the first vowel sound is long, but the 'r' is not pronounced as a separate sound.  This is different to American English, in which the 'r' is more noticeable - /ɑːrnt/.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot Peter. You've helped me to understand it clearly! Its quite difficult but I got it. I have some friends from us and its easy to notice the differences betwen british and american english.

what does she say before "and have a complete rest for a couple of days?

Hi Eduardo,

Ashlie says, "We're going to put our feet up and have a complete rest for a couple of days." This expression is in our dictionary (see the search box on the right side of the page) if it's not clear what it means!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Which is the correct one : She hardly ever goes swimming with her sister, does she?
She hardly ever goes swimming with her sister, doesn't she?

Hello MollyQ,

The correct tag here is 'does she'.  When we have 'hardly' in the sentence the tag is always positive ('does she') rather than negative ('doesn't she').

You can find information on and exercises to practise question tags on this page.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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