Listen to session 7, part 1 (English audio, MP3)
Podcast: Click to listen
Forum: English course for beginners
In session 7 we are again reviewing another word used in our first session: The word "question". This word is a very important word because you will use it often. The opposite of the word question is "answer". For example, in an interview a journalist or a reporter asks questions and the other person answers those questions.
There are two types of questions: Closed questions and open questions. A closed question usually starts with the word "is" or "are". Here is an example: Are you from Germany? The answer to that question can only be: "Yes, I am." This is a positive answer. Or the answer can be: "No, I''m not."
This is a negative answer.
Here is another example for a closed question: "Is Tony Blair from England." -- "Yes, he is."
If you have any English grammar or vocabulary questions,
please post them on this English Grammar Forum.