Questions 1

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."

Author: Torsten Daerr