Questions Game

Updated May 2022 - let me know if there are any problems.

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Update January 2021The game was updated and should now work on older browsers. Also, the audio should work on all devices.

This is a simple game for practicing question forms in English. The aim is to give ESL students practice in the correct use of question words, specifically: "What", "When", "Where", "Who", "How", "Do", "Is", "Are", "Can", "Does" and "Would".

There are 3 parts to the game. The first part aims to practice the different question words in a clear context. You are presented with an image to represent meaning and an incomplete sentence. You have to click on one of 5 words to complete the phrase. The second part aims to reinforce the link between meaning and question form. You are presented with a full question and then have to click on the image that matches. The third part displays responses to the questions. You are show different questions and then have to move the answers to match.

The second and third parts include a countdown timer; the purpose of this is to add some excitement or challenge to the game. My worry here is that without the timer students might find the game boring. If you dislike the timer, you can remove it by clicking on the settings button in the bottom left.

In this game learning will, hopefully, take place through exposure and use of question language. Students will use the language in a context of questions and answers. In doing so, it is hoped that this will reinforce an association between question meaning and language.

There are 2 difficulty levels to choose from - easy and difficult. There is not much difference between them, but they do use different content. Each level has 5 sets of 8 questions and it is also possible to use all sets by clicking on "all". The sets cover a good range or question types: each typically has one question starting with each of the following "What", "When", "Where", "Who" and "How". Then 3 questions starting with any from the following "Do", "Is", "Are", "Can", "Does" and "Would". There is some progression in terms of difficulty as you move through the set, but that is typically more about the easy questions being at the start.

This game uses a different development framework to all the other content on this site. So, it is possible that some things may not work properly or at all. Please email me with any feedback by using the contact form, or you can leave a comment below.