ESOL Sc/E2.2d Ask for factual information (present, past, future)

Sc/E2.2: make requests and ask questions to obtain information in everyday contexts
Sc/E2.2d: ask for factual information (present, past, future).

  • form questions accurately, using appropriate verb forms and time markers to refer to past, present and future time, e.g.: (a) present simple + adverbs of frequency to refer to regular or daily routines (b) past simple of be, do, have and regular and irregular verbs, to refer to past events (c) present continuous and going to to refer to future time . Examples: 

     What do you do at the weekends? - Stay at home, mostly, you know, shopping, cleaning ... - Yeah, same here.

    - Did you see the news last night? - I did ... terrible, isn't it? - Yes, very bad.

    - Are you going to the party tonight? - Oh yes, definitely. - OK, see you there.

  • understand the importance of following up the other person's response to a question. Example: - What happened? - No idea. - It's strange.

(See also Lr/E2.2b)

Mingle activity to use straight after the Christmas holidays to review past simple.
Learners ask each other questions to try to find one name of another learner to fill in each square. First to finish shouts “bingo!”
Review as a group and check questions using past simple.
Give a prize to the winner.

Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
AL SLc/E1.3
ESOL Sc/E2.3b Give personal information
ESOL Sc/E2.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E2.2d Ask for factual information (present, past, future)
ESOL Sc/E2.2c Ask for personal details
ESOL Lr/E2.2a Listen for detail