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Do you…? (present simple questions)

 

DoI
DoWe
DoYou
DoThey
DoesHe
DoesShe
DoesIt

 

Example:

 

Do IDo I have to go to the supermarket?
Do weDo we have to help you in the kitchen?
Do youDo you like cheese on your chips?
Do theyDo they speak Italian?
Does heDoes he work?
Does sheDoes she smile a lot?
Does it Does it rain in April?

 

Where?

What?

Who?

How?

Why?

These are question words. We can use these words followed by do/does to form questions.


Example:

 

  • Where do you want to go eat?

  • What does my name mean?

  • Who does she think she it?

  • How do you know her name?

  • Why do cows eat grass?

 

Always

Never

Often

Usually

Sometimes

These words are known as adverbs of frequency which tells you how often something occurs.You can use these words to form present simple questions.

 

Examples:

 

  • Do you always wear those shoes to weddings?

  • Do you never go on holiday?

  • How often do you get a haircut?

  • Does Louise usually go to town after school?

  • Do they sometimes play tennis in the park?

 

When answering a present simple questions, you can reply with short answers –

 

Pronoun  Short Answer
IDoYes, I do
WeDoYes, we do
YouDoYes, you do
They DoYes, they do
HeDoesYes, he does
She DoesYes, she does
ItDoesYes, it does

 

 

Pronoun  Short Answer
IDon’tNo, I don’t
WeDon’tNo, we don’t
You Don’tNo, you don’t
They Don’tNo, they don’t
He Doesn’tNo, he doesn’t
She  Doesn’tNo, she doesn’t
ItDoesn’tNo, it doesn’t

 

Examples:

 

QuestionAnswer
Do you work?Yes, I do.
Do they want to order food for dinner?Yes, they do.
Does she have to wake up early tomorrow?Yes, she does.
Does it rain a lot in August?No, it doesn’t.
Do you live in Germany?No I don’t
Does he wash his hair every day?No he, doesn’t

 

 

Do you… ? (present simple questions) Exercises..


 

  1. Read the following paragraph about Victoria’s family. Fill in the missing gaps in the questions and answer the question.

 

On the weekend Victoria likes to go to the park with her family. She plays football and tennis with her younger brother and sister. Her parents enjoy relaxing in the sunny weather whilst watching the kids play.

Victoria’s older brother lives in Spain as he goes to university in Spain. He speaks Spanish.

 

QuestionAnswer
Does Victoria go to the park on the weekend? 
 She goes with her family.
 She plays football and tennis.
 She plays with her younger brother and sister.
Does Victoria have an older brother? 
 He lives in Spain.
 He speaks Spanish

 

 

2. Use the words given and do/does to create questions.

 

  • grandparents/live/big/house ___________________________________________________________

  • go/park/weekend ____________________________________________________________________

  • have/younger/sister __________________________________________________________________

  • want/go/shopping ___________________________________________________________________

  • want/for/dinner _____________________________________________________________________

  • time/usually/wake up _________________________________________________________________

  • where/dad/work _____________________________________________________________________

 

Challenge: Create your own questions by completing the following questions. Try using some adverbs of frequency.

 

Next, answer the questions using short answers.

Then, ask these question to someone else and see what their answers are.

 

QuestionAnswer
Do you like _______________________________? 
Do you wear ______________________________? 
Do you eat ________________________________? 
Do you wash ______________________________? 
Do you sleep ______________________________? 
Do you work ______________________________? 

 

 

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