Conversation Strategies

Negative questions

From Orbits, unit 7. Answer these in the same way as a positive question. Example

  • Q: Isn’t it easier to use a digital camera?  =  Are digital cameras easier to use?
  • A: Yes, they are easier.

Practice with your partner these questions:

  • Didn’t you bring an umbrella?
  • Isn’t hot and muggy today?
  • This isn’t your pen?
  • You aren’t bored, are you?
  • You don’t have a computer at home?
  • (anything)

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