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Unread Apr 16th, 2007, 08:42 am
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Default "do" in questions

Hi,

I'm a newbie and am having problems teaching "do" in questions ("What do you do?" -I'm a teacher / student..., "Do you like your job?" -Yes, I love my job because...)

Students are having problems because they want to translate the sentences into their language (French), but this doesn't work as 'do' is an auxiliary verb which doesn't exist in French - it only exists as "faire". Therefore, they aren't getting to grips with the meaning and use of "do" in questions.

Anyone have any suggestions on lesson ideas / activities / exercises etc that I can use to cover this point? The context is jobs and employment.

All opinions welcome!

Thanks in advance,

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Sorry - I removed this post because I completely misinterpreted your question.
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Sorry, but I don't understand why the post has been removed... Did I break a rule?

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Default Re: "do" in questions

As this structure : Do + subject+ v for interrogative form doesn't exist in French , I think that exercises like : fill in the blanks with do or does , make questions using do, does....can be a start to train your students. Or play a game where you have to guess the person's job by asking questions
For example: Does he use a hosepipe? Yes, he does. Does he wear a uniform ? Yes, he does ect....Who is he? he's a fireman.
they'll get used to it.
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Good suggestion michèle 2, thanks! I did a gap-fill exercise today (do/does) and it worked well Alors, MERCI BEAUCOUP!

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Default Re: "do" in questions

You can always use the "go fish" card game.

Do you have a red five? Yes, I do. / No, I don't. Go fish.

or a longer version

Do you have a black king? Yes, I do have a black king. / No, I don't have a black king. Go fish.


on another note.


Of course, once they get do, they will have to get does....
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Hi,

Sorry, but I don't understand why the post has been removed... Did I break a rule?

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Sorry Quoi - I meant I removed my post. I wrote a long reply, then saw it wasn't relevant to what you'd actually asked, so I took it off again. Apologies to all.
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Try cards with verbs in the infinitive: eat, like, run, know, have, etc on a pile facing down. Another pile with all sort of nouns they know (food, professions, objects, places, etc) on another pile also facing down. Student A pick one card from each pile and must choose a student to answer his question with "So-so, do you" + the words in the 2 cards + articles or preposition needed to make a good sentence. It's fun because some combinations are totally senseless: Do you eat a table? Extending: pick a verb and 2 cards from the other pile. "So-so, do you see fish in your head? It can be done with small groups against small groups.
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as far as i am concerned i tell them that do is a bit like est ce que in French it doesn't mean something but it is necessary to ask a question .
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